RMS ? Which top/head to buy for this..

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jimmen, Dec 17, 2001.

  1. Jimmen


    Aug 16, 2000
    Sweden, Kiruna
    Aye, lo all of you.

    I just bought a Mesa/Boogie 1516B Roadready.

    And I'm wondering how much the amp must have to fit it..
    He said the 15" (EVM15L ) is about 400W RMS, and the other part 600W RMS.

    I've been looking at an EBS Fafner 640W RMS..

    So how much power should the amp have to be a good fit ?
    How much is RMS in normal (?) watts ?
    What is RMS ?

    Oh and, how much do these RoadReady cost new ?

  2. hammong


    Apr 11, 2001
    Sparks, Maryland
    RMS = Root Mean Squared

    What this means is "average" continuous power. Do not confuse this rating with "peak" power which is an instantaneous measurement of peak power output, and has little impact on the real world.

    The amp you're looking at would be -more- than powerful enough to drive those cabinets at extreme volume.

  3. SoyBase


    Jul 1, 2001
    Atlanta, Ga
    I've got a RR 1516 and I paid a little over a grand for it new. Mine is rated at 400 watts @ 4ohms and 250w for the 15 and 250 for the 10, 6's and the tweeter all at 8 ohms. You'll be really happy with this cab. Just be careful, you're gonna need a back brace after lugging that thing to a couple of gigs.