A speaker (L/R/C) with the following spec:
200 watts continuous power , SPL 114 dB (Anechoic) - 118 dB (typical room), Sensitivity: 94 dB/2.83V/m
Is it loud enough to be used as home theater front speakers (L/R/C)?
Thanks in Advance
A friend of mine is planning on purchasing it. It is an omni directional from Germany.Lol, yes. You could drive that speaker to reference levels with a cell phone!
What is the speaker? 114db seems a little dubious. Or maybe doobie-us?
A friend of mine is planning on purchasing it. It is an omni directional from Germany.
The amp power is no problem. I was wondering with only a continuous power of 200 Watts. Is that loud enough for a home theater setup?
Why is 114 dB SPL dubious?
I asked him.Well the reason I said that is 114 seems very high. Maybe for a pro speaker, but still I think that’s a big claim is all.
And normally, wattage ratings are not expressed as continuous, but more like peak, and are a melting point. 200 watts is a lot, and coupled with the 114db rating, I’m guessing it’s a pro speaker. So, yes, it will definitely go loud enough. But also, what is the room size, low end roll off, using subwoofers etc... In a living room, for example, you wouldn’t want a PA or pro speaker since the directivity would likely be suited to a large auditorium with a large audience a speaker made for home use with a smaller space and less(maybe only 1 lol) people.
So what is this speaker?
Because saying "114dB anechoic" leaves out a lot of information. How close was the microphone? What was the distortion measurement at that volume? Was it a single frequency or a range, and if it was a range what was it? 114dB is about as loud as a steel mill so for anything less than a short period of time you will likely damage hearing, so yes it is loud. For a pair of speakers to reach that level with clean output would take some serious engineering, and would probably require more drivers then that system has. It's not impossible, but it is improbable.Why is 114 dB SPL dubious?