Woofer Power Handling in Watts RMS 



Explanation: This value represents how much power (Watts) the subwoofer handles. All subwoofers have a power rating which it can "handle" under a continuous load. Typically labeled "Watts RMS". What To Look For: Look for the amplifier power to fall within the min/max range of the subwoofer's power handling specification. The optimum Power for subwoofers is 30% of RMS (minimum) up to the RMS power rating (maximum). For example, a subwoofer capable of handling 700 Watts RMS would require an amplifier that produces at least 210 Watts (0.30 x 700 = 210) and no more than 700 Watts. 

• Written by Eric Russell. 