View Full Version : TAD 1601b amp choice

12-11-2013, 03:10 PM
Hi There, long time lurker from the UK here,

I'd be interested to know peoples opinions on a specific problem i'm beginning to have....

Im building a soundsystem!

so far its 2 stacks, each stack is 2 X Yuchi e-170 stacked http://www.geocities.jp/arai401204/Enclosure/E170/E170.html
with TAD 1601b drivers

each stack has a TAD 4001 horn on top.

Bryston 10B X over at 700hz (for now....)

i'd be interested to know what people think about driving the 1601b drivers.
From the technical information (its a bit misleading since the overviews says 500W, but technical spec says 300W)

so I think i need to get 4 channels running 8ohm at ~800W, class a/b...
does anyone have any experience with these drivers?
its going to be used in a small, club space, so needs to deliver high spl at times!

thanks for reading!!

12-16-2013, 02:15 AM
There seems to be quite a bit of confusion at the manufacturers/distributors end about the specified rating of this driver, but both these specs seem to show 200W (rated input power) 500W (maximum input power).



However, on the downside this site says in the spec that it's 150W (rated input power) 300W (maximum input power).


2 steps forward, one step back...


12-16-2013, 02:19 AM
Also see the JBL 'sound system design reference manual'

PDF download is split into 2 parts for some reason:
http://www.jblpro.com/pub/manuals/pssdm_1.pdf (http://www.jblpro.com/pub/manuals/pssdm_2.pdf)

refer to part 2, section 7-4 .... this advises about amp output power vs speaker power rating.