Originally Posted by anwaypasible
there is always the question of whether the speaker perfoms better with voltage or amperage .. or a mixture of the two.
volts stack up to amount to amperage .. but that doesnt mean an amplifier couldnt ever run on voltage.
its like saying 5 volts amounts to 1 amp .. and if you've got 15 volts with no amperage, you could see that really there is 3 amps on the line.
but sometimes it is setup like a spring.
you cant see through the spring when it is extended (volts) .. but when you compress the spring, the coils get closer and closer together and you can see them (amps).
so when you connect the 15 volts with no amps.. those volts will collapse down to 5 volts .. but then the speaker is really running with 5 volts and 2 amps (again totalling the same 15volts)
those arent the exact numbers for volts and amps.. but the math equation does exist somewhere, and the 'rule' is held together by some type of organization .. whether it be UL listed or FTC or something like that.
the 'rule' gets created to help everything produced stay in an organized fashion.
its really good information too.. because if the world ever came under attack, then there would be people trained to use those rules and get things working again.
without the organization, things would get broken while testing each piece of hardware to determine what it is and what is needed to fix it.
it also means lots of spare parts cant be used and they sit there going to waste.
but that is what i said about some of the amplifiers using more amperage in the signal.
it is just a matter of how the volts and amperage is pushed out.
and if you went by the specifics i said above, then you would see that some amplifiers would show a whole bunch more volts on a multimeter with next to nothing resistance.
it's just a matter of those volts collapsing down to amperage .. and which one of the two has more 'twinkle' .. because sometimes the voltage is cleaner than the amperage .. and sometimes the amperage is more cleaner than the voltage.
and sometimes the speaker needs clean voltage to work its best .. and the amplifier is feeding it clean amperage instead.
...that leaves room for yes, sometimes the speaker needs clean amperage and the amplifier is feeding it clean voltage instead.
dont get too overworked about it because it boils down to those two instances as the starting point.
if things start to fall anywhere inbetween, you are probably a person making your own custom amplifier to work with a specific pair of speakers to get the most clarity from those speakers and you will get it right eventually with some trial and error.
if these forums were used more efficiently..
people could try some of the seperate amplifiers, and share their experience.
like.. my speakers did this with ____ amplifier.
and my speakers did this with ____ amplifier.
and my speakers did this with _____ amplifier.
then the person reading that goes out there and tries one of the three amps.. makes a note about what it did to their speakers, and runs out there to get a different amplifier based on what was said above.
that means if the one amplifier did something to the speakers for the first person, and it did the opposite for the other person.. then the other person would look at the first person's reviews and say 'okay.. what was even worse for their speakers because it will probably be perfect for my speakers'
and that is what is going to get those amplifiers sold and placed in the right homes where they will do the most good.
but we can probably blame the reviewers for not allowing this to happen because they use different speakers for the reviews and there isnt enough of a grip or stability to make algebraic sense out of any of it.