Thursday, April 21, 2011

Testing Power Output from Old School Amps - Part 2 - Video Demo

I recently did a video review showing the details on how I measure output power on my old school amps. I've had a ton of questions with people wanting me to explain further the process. If you want to do this yourself, you'll most likely need to invest some money in the tools. At a minimum, you'll need the following:

  • 12v Automotive starter or Marine Deep Cycle battery or 12-14.4v Power Supply with enough output to handle your amp's load
  • True RMS Volt Meter
  • Oscilloscope (My Velleman HPS-50 has a built-in RMS Volt Meter)
  • Speakers or Resistors for "loading" the amp
Watch the video to see the components I use for my tests. 

Click the link if you prefer to see the video in HD (720 or 1080p):




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