April 27, 2008if you had two amps of equal quality one with 90 rms and the other one with 125 rms what would the different do for the sound of the speakers the speakers can handle 150 rms continous
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April 27, 2008You're saying the amps are bridged?
April 27, 2008correction the morepowerful amp has 135 rms continous watts
April 27, 2008if you replaced the amp with more power
April 28, 2008If we are discussing true capabilities, then the amp with the higher rating will produce more power before it can be driven into clipping. So theoretically it will deliver slightly more clean power. With the two figures being discussed, the difference is hardly worth noting. If you were discussing an amp of 90 watts RMS and one of 200 watts RMS, then the difference would be tremendous in the way they would make the speakers perform. The 200 watt amp would easily power the speakers to their optimum performance level WITHOUT clipping. The extra power reserve that is on hand allows that dynamic headroom. The other amp would be driven into clipping long before the speakers handling capability. And clipping is the MOST audible form of distortion. That is why I've advised for years that people use amps with much more power than is actually needed.
All this is dependent, of course, on the quality of the gear involved.