pmsl not my theory Bob...its electrical theory
"The two values arent really related like that."
unfortunately they are related, totally related. Power = Voltage x Current. Average power = RMS voltage x RMS current, although when you start to include time (t) into the equation it does become to complicated to describe by me.
"Peak values are trash and mean jack these days."
Your right. They have always been trash, not just these days, an amplifer may only be able to deliver its peak power for a matter of milliseconds, peak constant power is more meaningful, but not used as it does not look as good on the box, and would dissapoint lots of people.
"RMS is the power it can take constantly over a period of time with minimal degridation"
Thats peak constant not root mean square of constant, and has nothing whatsoever to do with degredation of the signal.
You can state your theory but in real life it has no use.
Anyone can copy and paste off wikipedia dude.
fyi Bob i pasted it from http://www.opamp-ele...ude_2_01_03.htm
and admitted I googled it, its a lot quicker than typing it, more to the point I understand it.
You should have a read, sorry to burst your bubble mate, but Im not making all this up.
I was just trying to help explain to the fella why some speakers are louder than others.
Edited by redcab, 01 August 2008 - 12:20 PM.