Is this acurate?
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Is it acurate?
If you ever reach more than 30 watts I'll be shocked They are very efficient at 90db at 1 watt. So, 70 watts... 1=90db 2=93db 4=96db(already to "tv watching" volume) 8=99db (THX reference volume for watching movies) 16=102 (starting to get painful) 32=105 (hearing damage) 64=108 (perm hearing damage) Reduce the DB by 3db for every meter beyond the first one. So at 2 meters away... 1=87 8=96 at 3 meters 1=84db 8=93 Not exact on the numbers as the room greatly affects the volume of sound. Give you a rough idea. Lets say you are listening from the next room (kitchen while these are in the living room...eh, in my home is roughly 5 meters) and you still need to hear your cell phone. You probably are using somewhere along 8watts, so you won't drown out your cell phone ring tone. And even then, at 5 meters pushing 8 watts, you'll still hit the mute button.