Originally Posted by deltadube
hey now dont take it personal now...
i was looking for the article i read a few weeks back but couldnt find it
but here is a link that gives some idea's about what im talking about...
i will keep looking not ignoring you..
here is another test look on the back of the reciever where the power plug goes into it will have the electrical rating there..
i just looked at an older yamaha rx v 995 105wpc x 5
but the electrical consumption is 400 watts max... impossible to produce 525 watts wish my reciever could make 125 watts i could get xpr 5 instead..
try doing some searching too but i will keep looking
ps not sure what the wording is BUT there are Government TEST STANDARD tests which have to be upgraded.. or they play with the numbers, use stereo test on 7 channel amp dont work..
1st off the article did not mentiona a valid test standard... so we dont know what the hell they did..
I understand what you are getting at. (I think) That is that the manufacter's specs can be down right misleading and confusing.
However i always pay particular attention when an independent source tests amps and compares it to the
original spec. I know alot of other AVS menbers do this too. I dont pay attention to the drivel about how they
"open the sound stage" etc. Show me the numbers! I do agree with you about the govt needing to update
the test standard. But, it seems they cant get anything done correctly done lately.
I read the link you provided,it seemed the most of the posts were directed at HTIB receivers which
are for the most part the most notorious about inflating their specs.
The Denon 3808CI is a top of the line AVR (when it was introduced) and should not be considered
to be remotely confused with a HTIB receiver.
I will stand by the link I provided that shows that the Denon can pretty much output its
advertised power rating. I will choose to believe that the Emotivas can also
produce their advertised power ratings,as confirmed by independent testing.
Like I said before, please find me a link that shows that the Denon WILL NOT
produce the claimed power output.