DC Power supply question...duh...

From: Glenatacme_at_aol.com <(Glenatacme_at_aol.com)>
Date: Fri Jul 2 22:43:07 1999

In a message dated 7/2/99 6:47:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk writes:

> Actually, a Williamson is a single-channel amplifier

Man, I've _got_ to stop posting messages in the middle of the night, when I'm
half asleep (as I am now ;>)

A lot of Taiwanese jive, is what it boils down to. After playing around with
a pair of "200W" speakers today, I'd estimate about 2.5W RMS per channel.

> I don't own any such speakers, or indeed, a soundcard. Never seen the need
for > > one...

Me neither, except that I use the soundcard to transfer programs to cassette
for use on my Timex/Sinclairs.

> What I am asking for is _any_ kind of justification for the modern kind
> of watt...

The modern watts sell speakers. Our customers like to hear "big numbers,"
and don't have a clue as to what those numbers mean or how to verify them,
whether it's in reference to watts, MHz, bps, RAM, cache, or disk storage.
The box says 200 watts, and people like the look of them.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it ;>)


Glen Goodwin
Received on Fri Jul 02 1999 - 22:43:07 BST

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