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I'm trying to figure out all this audio information and can't wrap my mind around everything


550 watt 5.1 receiver = 110 watts per channel fl,fr,fc,rr,rl

Now what watt sub? Can it literally be to my hearts desire as the sub is powered itself?


I think i am answering my own ?'s as i type but want to doublecheck


any help is welcome


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I highly doubt a 5.1 receiver puts out 110 watts per channel because most 5.1 receivers are entry level. The real power will be much less than that.


A powered sub has its own built in amp, hence the name "powered" sub. It doesn't take any power from the receiver.
 

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I'm trying to figure out all this audio information and can't wrap my mind around everything


550 watt 5.1 receiver = 110 watts per channel fl,fr,fc,rr,rl

Now what watt sub? Can it literally be to my hearts desire as the sub is powered itself?


I think i am answering my own ?'s as i type but want to doublecheck


any help is welcome


thanks

Yes, pick any sub you want, but it should ideally match your room size. You can call any of the recommended ID sub brands (HSU, Epik, Rythmik, SVS, etc.) and they'll recommend a particular sub for your room size and budget.
 

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afrogt is correct. You can't multiply the per channel power by five, because the manufacturer does not have to drive (power) all 5 channels when testing power output.


Note that entry level receivers seem quite a bit compromised in power compared to mid range receivers. How much of a real world different than makes, I can't say.
 
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