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A half watt portable radio can go too loud.
Are you saying if you were listening to half a watt and then turned the volume up to give one watt, you would not be using anymore power?
There is a basic misunderstanding, I have written about it many many times here. It is very simple "loudness" is a factor of distortion not power. For the opposite of that half watt radio, if I had an old Tresham SR402 in bridged mode into 4 ohms it would be giving over 1k watts before it went loud in itself, but your ears would go loud (go into distortion) due to bone whip and your ears would be bleeding.
What sound levels are you guys listening at?
Loudness = distortion:
A half watt radio may be 'too loud' at 70db
A biamped 80w system may not be at all 'loud' at 85db
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I am not an electronics or acoustics engineer but I have begun to wonder if SPLs rise so does the probability of non linearity? Within an amps designed Voltage/Amperage envelope it should be fairly linear so I have become to suspect as SPLs rise any non linearity is more likely caused by the room acoustics and speaker design and/or interaction between the two or even perhaps a non linearity in my hearing? Is our hearing linear at all SPLs?
Anyway whatever it sounds cleaner and more engaging at lowish SPLs to me.
https://hifisubjectivist.org/viewtopic. ... t=loudness
Notice a good intelligent and sensible contribution from Macca, before he was conned into being a Marco arse licker.