Whats the difference between RMS and Program??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by savagelucy, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. savagelucy


    Apr 27, 2002
    This may sound like a newbie question but i reallyu don't know alot about amps/heads/cabs.

    So now to the question,
    I was on the Ampeg website and for the BSE-410hlf cabinet it said in the specs that the cab had an 800 watt program handling and a 400 watt RMS handling. What does this mean? and what is RMS?

    thanks for the help :D
  2. RMS = Continued power handling
    Program = Peak power handling
  3. SixString


    Jul 20, 2002
    Well when it says that does that mean it can handle any ohms as lnog as it doesnt oput out a max of the peak wats? or does it have nothing to do with ohms?
  4. It doesn't have anything to do with ohms, but depending on how many ohms the cab has the power output of the amp might change (if it is solid state)