Welcome back to The Blackboard Sessions! This week we take a look at selecting the right sized amp for our loudspeaker systems. Rather than having a discussion between Class A/B/D amps and finding the benefits of each, this is a more general discussion on how to measure and calculate your power requirements. Doing this will ensure that you are not:
A. Underpowering your system, and thus not getting the desired results (clipping).
B. Overpowering your system where it isn’t necessary.
0:42 Amplifiers as a concept
3:32 Introducing a loudspeaker to our system
4:55 Calculating voltage swing
5:44 What this means for our system
9:20 Calculating headroom to address clipping
12:20 Calculating voltage requirements