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Amps and Speaker Sizes

I read that regardless of the size of a speaker connected to an MP3 or something, the sound output should remain the same. I assume this was incorrect because using large computer speakers seems to disprove this. Is this because the speakers have more surface area and generate more sound? So will using large speakers at max volume drain more energy than small earbuds at max on the same music player?

crestind (author) 10 years ago
Oh cool! Thanks!
LasVegas10 years ago
In other words.... No. Your MP3 Player will only output its maximum output. While a larger cone, will give a bit more amplification, it's because of the cone size and not that it's pulling more power from the MP3 Player.
a cd player or most other juke box only outputs enough juice to power headphones, for bigger speakers you need to up the amps