Originally Posted by syswei
Even classical concerts can reach short-term peak levels of 112-116dB. Rock would be even higher.
Depends on how much you want to damage your hearing - "In the United States, the League of the Hard of Hearing estimates that noise levels at concerts hover between 110 and 120 decibels, the equivalent of a power saw, leaf blower, chain saw, pneumatic drill or ambulance siren. The league also notes that NIOSH recommends exposure to noise at those levels not exceed one minute 29 seconds."
Yet you think it is perfectly fine to power a Salon2 with 200wpc, such that it can achieve peak levels of 104dB at 2 meters and 98dB at 4 meters. Anything beyone 200wpc is just in your words a "waste of money". Who could want more than 98dB peaks at 4m?
You're forgetting room gain for one thing. you're also forgetting the difference between peak power and continuous. The NAD Masters M25, for instance, while 'only' rated at 160W/ch RMS all channels, can do 385W peak into 4 ohms. That means peak output capability w/room gain of about 110dB, not that you would ever really do that.
Brilliant, John, just brilliant!
Sarcasm aside, you should really check into your facts more and actually find out how loud you can actually stand before relying too much in theory learned from commercial websites.
Why don't you just come right out and admit that you're singing this "no one needs more than 200wpc" tune because your shop doesn't sell anything more powerful?
Don't think so. I don't sell anything that powerful because people simply don't need it and would be damaging to their hearing to use it. As i said, buy what you want, no one is stopping you.