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smsl sa98e: 3w power consumption...


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Apr 30, 2019
I bought an smsl sa98e. Class D, 160wpc and it comes with a 36V/5.0A power brick.
Out of curiosity, I hooked it up to a wattmeter. At about half volume (the highest I can bear)
the wattmeter reports less than 3 watts....
neither the amp nor the brick get even minimally warm...
How is that possible?


PS: I'm really not an expert on amps, but what I've described above seems physically impossible at those
specs (unless I bought a fake empty shell, albeit a very LOUD one :) )

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