I'm looking into purchasing these speakers, but I'm confused because it keeps saying that they are both 505W and 1010W, which one is it? I think they are 505W so if so, what is the 1010W? Thanks for any help.
The FTC power rating gives you the average power output for all channels over a wide frequency range and lower distortion level. It is a much more realistic measure of an amplifier's average output power. The total peak power is a measurement of how much power your speakers can handle for a very brief period of time.Technical Specifications
o Total FTC power: 505 watts RMS
Sub-woofer: 188 watts RMS (into 8 ohms, @ 100Hz, @ 10% THD)
Left/Right: 62 watts RMS x 2 (into 8 ohms, @ 1khz, @ 10% THD)
Center: 69 watts RMS (into 8 ohms, @ 1kHz, @ 10% THD)
Rear Left & Right: 62 watts RMS x 2 (into 8 ohms, @ 1kHz, @ 10% THD)
o Total Peak power: 1010 watts
505W RMS will be the total RMS output. Unfortunately manufactures double the RMS figure to get 'Peak Power Output', 1010W, which is useless. This started happening in the days of valve power amps and they doubled, or X 4 for PMPO or 2020W!, to make an item look powerful.I'm looking into purchasing these speakers, but I'm confused because it keeps saying that they are both 505W and 1010W, which one is it? I think they are 505W so if so, what is the 1010W? Thanks for any help.
My Sound Blaster Audigy just has the usual blue, green, black & orange connectors, although the blue one says next to it "DIGITAL_IO" but its an analogue socket. The motherboard has "SPDIF out" but I'm not sure what this is. When I had the X-FI extreme gamer, I don't remember it having a digital connection either.I would never use onboard for music anyway, but if it has a Digital Optical out port, which will go directly to the speakers, then you may get away with it, but I still wouldn't to be honest.
If you do get an X-FI though, make sure it has a Optical out, as my Xtreme-Music didn't and I had to buy an external connector for it, directly from Creative.