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Old 10th November 2001, 04:41 PM   #1
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Roughly speaking, what are the conversion formulas to go from PMPO, EIAJ and DIN to RMS?
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Old 10th November 2001, 05:41 PM   #2
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Rod Elliot has written an Excellent article on the subject:
http://sound.au.com/power.htm

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Old 11th November 2001, 12:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for that tsz but that article only addresses PMP and PMPO compared to RMS ...... I still need to know what EIAJ and DIN are equivalent to in RMS
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I don't think there's a simple formula since the measurement methods differ.

Btw RMS is not a measurement specification it's just peak power / 1.4142. So a RMS specification could be measured at any conditions (distortion, frequency, etc.), but I think that the distortion is almost always specified.

DIN on the other hand specify several conditions (warm up time, max THD (I think it's 0.7% for pre or power amps and 1% for integrated amps), frequency(1kHz), time (not sure about how long)), DIN power is a RMS value.

I'm not sure about EIAJ specifications, I think it's similar to DIN but more strict.

I had an all-in-one stereo once that was specified to 16W DIN and 25W RMS (10% THD)

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Old 12th November 2001, 05:32 PM   #5
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Default DIN

As far as i know , DIN power output is measured after a 1h
warm up phase at 100%.
The test frequency is 1kHz at a THD of <=1% for 8 min,the lowest readout during this time is the DIN rating.
Usally 100 W DIN is about 80 to 90 W RMS.

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Old 12th November 2001, 05:57 PM   #6
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The book "Valve & Transistor Audio Amplifiers" by John Linsley Hood covers the subject, if I remember correctly.

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