I’m in the market for a new amp and certainly want to match amp output with speaker requirements. My current speakers have a sensitivity rating of 88.5 and the recommended power requirements are 50 - 350 watts.
I’m confused by these specifications and hoping someone can point me to reading material to help me understand. It would seem that at 2.83 watts at 1 meter, the speakers would have a SPL of 88.5 dB and at the recommended minimum power rating of 50 watts, the SPL would exceed 100 dB.
How does speaker sensitivity and power requirements correlate? I’ve read that the minimum power rating is the power needed before the speaker makes any meaningful noise so should I be looking at the calculation as 50 watts at 1 meter the speakers have a SPL of 88.5 dB?