Does anyone know the wattage on the MBP speakers?

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  1. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

    SiliconAddict

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    Specifically the first and second gen speakers on the 15.4"ers. I want to do a comparison to what I currently have on my 2.33Ghz MBP against a new computer I unfortunately can't play with first.

    I've spent the last few weeks looking and even in the maint manual for the thing there is no mention of W for the speakers. The best I've been able to find is a part number on http://www.welovemacs.com/9227192.html

    Not even a peep about its specs. Bah!

    Anyone?
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Why are you using amp power to compare speakers? Wattage numbers are half made up anyway, and if you don't know the impedance and distortion, they are completely useless. I highly doubt the amp is capable of more than a few watts RMS, and the speakers have too small of drivers and magnets to produce anything beyond "Thin and mediocre" anyway. If you want good audio quality, use the headphone/line out jack. That what it's for.
     
  3. valvehead macrumors regular

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    It's over 9000! :rolleyes:
     
  4. sammich macrumors 601

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    I guess if you wanted to know really badly, you could find the people to take it apart (EDIT: http://www.kodawarisan.com) and get them to do some independent testing. Or, maybe they can get the part number and they can find it out themselves.
     
  5. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    You just won this thread. Well played, sir, well played.
     
  6. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    I couldn't find anything - but I'll venture to guess between 6 and 12 watts total. With battery life as a consideration, size constraints and cost - I can't imagine it'd be any higher.
     
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