Garrison

January 30th, 2005, 03:57 AM

So is a 20 watt amp twice as loud as a 10 watt amp?

I found this info on the web :

40 watts is 94% as loud as 50 watts.

30 watts is 86% as loud as 50 watts.

25 watts is 81% as loud as 50 watts.

22 watts is 78% as loud as 50 watts.

20 watts is 76% as loud as 50 watts.

18 watts is 74% as loud as 50 watts.

15 watts is 70% as loud as 50 watts.

12 watts is 65% as loud as 50 watts.

10 watts is 62% as loud as 50 watts.

9 watts is 60% as loud as 50 watts.

8 watts is 56% as loud as 50 watts.

7 watts is 55% as loud as 50 watts.

6 watts is 53% as loud as 50 watts.

5 watts is 50% as loud as 50 watts.

4 watts is 47% as loud as 50 watts.

3 watts is 43% as loud as 50 watts.

2 watts is 38% as loud as 50 watts.

1 watt is 31% as loud as 50 watts.

You can't really compare loudness and volume because loudness is a product of volume.

Volume is a measurement of the sound pressure level determined by your amp . Loudness is the sound that is collected by the receiver and it is a variable measurement depending on acoustics, room size, sensitivity of the receiver (your mic, ear)

The loudness of your amp is determined by sound pressure level, wattage, room acoustics, sensitivity and bandwidth of your receiver and your speaker.

One thing is the various amp models : quality, circuitry, tube/ non-tube, speaker quality and size.

You can take a 15 w Mesa and a 15 w Crate and the Mesa will out perform the Crate.

A 40 w amp could SOUND louder than a 50 w amp, it all depends on these variables .

I found this info on the web :

40 watts is 94% as loud as 50 watts.

30 watts is 86% as loud as 50 watts.

25 watts is 81% as loud as 50 watts.

22 watts is 78% as loud as 50 watts.

20 watts is 76% as loud as 50 watts.

18 watts is 74% as loud as 50 watts.

15 watts is 70% as loud as 50 watts.

12 watts is 65% as loud as 50 watts.

10 watts is 62% as loud as 50 watts.

9 watts is 60% as loud as 50 watts.

8 watts is 56% as loud as 50 watts.

7 watts is 55% as loud as 50 watts.

6 watts is 53% as loud as 50 watts.

5 watts is 50% as loud as 50 watts.

4 watts is 47% as loud as 50 watts.

3 watts is 43% as loud as 50 watts.

2 watts is 38% as loud as 50 watts.

1 watt is 31% as loud as 50 watts.

You can't really compare loudness and volume because loudness is a product of volume.

Volume is a measurement of the sound pressure level determined by your amp . Loudness is the sound that is collected by the receiver and it is a variable measurement depending on acoustics, room size, sensitivity of the receiver (your mic, ear)

The loudness of your amp is determined by sound pressure level, wattage, room acoustics, sensitivity and bandwidth of your receiver and your speaker.

One thing is the various amp models : quality, circuitry, tube/ non-tube, speaker quality and size.

You can take a 15 w Mesa and a 15 w Crate and the Mesa will out perform the Crate.

A 40 w amp could SOUND louder than a 50 w amp, it all depends on these variables .