Originally Posted by Dayter
I know The Milleniaone
is rated at 89dB
in room , but most reviewers claim it doesn't exceed 88dB
in their tests .
I think 1db is not enough to make or break a position.
Secondly , you said before it's gonna reach the reference level so easily , even at sustained volumes.
I was not talking about the MelinniaOne. The sustained 80db should be no problem; but the 105 peaks would seem to be an issue.
"Even at full Dolby reference level, with a maximum output of 105 dB per channel, the MilleniaOne satellites never audibly distorted.
Well. Let's do the math. Under the most ideal of circumstances (1m, no compression) that would be 50W of power (+17db from 1w).
Of course, move 3 feet farther away (-6db) and suddenly it's 200W of power. Which is double its rated power-handling. Get even 3db of compression and it's gonna take 400W.
Four , Regarding the Studios , I know that theoretically it should be easily driven due to high efficiency , but I've read in so many places that they are extremely power hungry and would be night and day when feeding them with huge power amps .
I ran my Studio 40s (as hungry as anything below the 100 is) off my Marantz AVR.
Still: I generally believe that any time we are having to get detailed about power compression and distortion and clipping and reference volumes... we likely should be looking at external amplification.