re: What is good enough for a home environment, AC cooled ?
I understand your point, the average person can benefit from low cost
amplifiers with good performance numbers, but the lunatics that like to
push audio to crazy levels can't use Behringer amplifiers (like me).
My audio stuff is home environment with AC but I still push the sound system to
extreme levels and need an above average amplifier for the task. When
I crank my tunes, there is no hiccups; no amplifier or array driver failure,
yet the system is operating at it's limit.
What has me thinking is that my cheap line array still hasn't had any
blown drivers in the past 5 years in spite that the cheap array is being driven
by four PLX3402. To add to the comedy, the array is very low in impedance,
yet those amplifeirs perform and I drive them into clipping.
As it stands, the PLX's are the bottleneck as odd as it may seem, thus I have
a curiousity of how much power do I need to cause line array driver failure ?
I would have to increase my PLX bank to eight amplifiers from four and
re-wire the array where each amplifier has a lighter load and more
power being delivered to the line array drivers (I'm pretty sure the lower impedance
load is cause more losses too). Most likely I won't do this because these are my TV speakers,
but that would be an amplifier rack of eight PLX, convert this crazy concept to EPX amplifiers and you'd
need eight of them to get similar performance as I see now, and sixteen of them for the driver blowing test
This is a situation where the EPX wouldn't work for me.