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how loud is 1/2 watt

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by bullet69, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. bullet69

    bullet69 Member

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    how loud is 1/2 watt is it 3 a.m. baby in the next room sleeping loud . im thinking about the lovepedal amps and was wondering about the volume level.
     
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    6789 Member

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    I've got one on order. I'll find out i a week or two.
     
  3. somedude

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    Surprising loud.

    You figure a Vintage 30 is 100db @ 1w @ 1m....

    ....so a rough guess (I'm no pro at this stuff) is that a V30 would be around 97db @ .5w.......

    For reference, a loud conversation is ~60db if I remember correctly.
     
  4. cuz/karl

    cuz/karl Supporting Member

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    vol=1/10 watt
    10watts is 1/2 as loud as 100watts

    This is roughly ofcourse & speaker chose does come into play.
     
  5. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    From inefficient (95-96 dB) to efficient (101-102 dB) is at least 4 times as loud depending on speakers so... 1/2 watt into an old 10" Jensen should be quiet enough to crank it pretty good while the kids sleep, into a JBL it'll be similar to the volume of a 50w amp into the Jensen!
     
  6. The Gainster

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    It's 1/2 watts os SS power....


    My wife can work in the next room. It's great. Not to loud and still has ass.


    1/2 Watt Clip
     
  7. Crazyquilt

    Crazyquilt Guitar Dad Silver Supporting Member

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    My Carr Mercury is perfectly usable at 1/2 watt, although I can turn it up enough that it would disturb, f'rex, my wife in the next room. I find it a good "quiet practice" wattage, but it can get loud enough to overwhelm a small MP3/CD player.

    At 1/10w, I can run the amp flat out, and talk over it at a normal level -- but so much is lost from the signal (and psychoacoustics comes into play) that it's almost pointless.
     
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    Are these now available?
     
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    yes it issssssss I just ordered the vintage one :D

    www.lovepedal.com sweeeeeeeeetttttttt
     
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    Are these available for bassplayers as well?
    Would be nice to save my ears and practice with the band as well...
     
  11. Phil M

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    NICE! I want to hear the first report once somebody does a small gig with one. And someone WILL. ;)
     
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    fr8_trane Supporting Member

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    .5 watts should be about half as loud as a 5 watt amp through the same speaker. A fender champ is about 5 watts and that amp dimed can hang with a restrained drummer (especially through a larger cab/speaker).
     
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    anyone know if you can get one at 16 ohms?
     
  14. flicker180

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    we talkin' about your wife or the pedal, man? :)

    dave
     
  15. Phil M

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    i think it can be plugged into any cabinet of any ohmage.
     
  16. MAGICboy

    MAGICboy Gold Supporting Member

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    yes you could BUT you would have no dynamics or feel PLUS noise..

    These 1/2 watts are "special" like I said "I wouldn't bring em if they weren't"...

    heres some choice Cannibal clips.. I do not think a SMOKEY mini amp is capable of that..

    http://lovepedal.com/dtornswami.mp3

    http://lovepedal.com/dtornMOJO.mp3

    :D
     
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  18. MAGICboy

    MAGICboy Gold Supporting Member

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    too funny.. :eek:


    almost priceless.. :D
     
  19. cuz/karl

    cuz/karl Supporting Member

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    How would 30+ years of practice & session work make an amp sound better?
     
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    cuz/karl Supporting Member

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    How could playing through a great sounding amp NOT make anyone of any skill level sound better?:D
     

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