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beginner RMS question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by linebacker51, Sep 29, 2002.


  1. my question is what does RMS mean?

    An explanation is greatly appreciated and thank you in advance

    andy
     
  2. RMS stands for Root Mean Square. An explanation is HERE

    In the case of speaker RMS wattage ratings, think of it as the "average" power that the speaker could continuously handle.
     
  3. thank you for your quick and helpful reply
     
  4. It should also be noted that (many people think) an amplifier with a certain RMS rating can be safely connected to a speaker cabinet with the same PROGRAM rating. The program rating is usually twice the RMS power rating, but you should check first.

    Regards,
    Joris.