- Feb 11, 2020
Not sure if it’s been answered before but I notice the spec of the Outlaw 2200 says max power consumption 600 watts. Obviously it’s a powerful amplifier, does that max power consumption spec correlate to how powerful it is? Does max power consumption tell us anything about how powerful an amplifier is?
Different amplifier technologies have different inherent efficiencies/deficiencies. An incredibly inefficient and poorly designed amplifier could theoretically consume a lot of watts on your power bill, but may not be ‘powerful’ driving your speakers, nor sound good.
A well designed 200 watt class D amp (inherently efficient design) would most likely consume less power at the wall receptacle than a poorly designed 100 watt class A amp (inherently inefficient design), but that doesn’t make it ‘less powerful’.