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« on: October 01, 2012, 06:57:24 AM »

I purchased a JCM800 2204 50w Ceriatone clone a while ago.  What is the chance it's putting out more than 50 watts clean or ~70 watts when pushed?

I would like to know because I like to carefully match amp wattage and speaker wattage ratings.

(Is clone the right word?)

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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 07:06:00 AM »

It may be putting out more than an original, just due to the internals being new, the main caps, and such.

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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 06:25:34 PM »

How about comparing a new Ceriatone to a new JCM800?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2012, 06:55:35 PM »

50 watts RMS means that it can provide 50 steady, continuous watts without fail. But it is capable of peaking repeatedly at 70-80 watts or so, it just can sustain output above ~50 watts.

Put it can start peaking at over 50 watts real early, as soon as 3 on the Master Volume (Preamp Volume dependent).  So, a 50-watt Marshall could blow two old 25 watt greenbacks/blackbacks (which had a 25-watt maximum capacity...as do some clones like 25-watt Scumbacks) before you get to 4 up the volume dial.

Rule of thumb is you would pair a 50-watt tube amp with a 100-watt speaker load.
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