1. Technology
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Continuous Power (RMS)

By

Definition: Continuous Power refers to the ability of a receiver or amplifier to output its full power continuously. In other words, just because your receiver/amplifier may be listed as being able to output 100WPC, doesn't mean it can do so for any significant length of time. Always make sure that, when you check for Specifications, that the WPC output is measured in RMS terms. This means that the listed power output is a sustained output at a specific volume level.
Also Known As: RMS
  1. About.com
  2. Technology
  3. Home Theater
  4. Home Theater and AV Basics/Set-up Tips/Installation/Product Reviews
  5. Home Theater Glossary
  6. Continuous Power (RMS) - Definition and Explanation

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.