What does 50w RMS mean?
Root mean square or simply RMS watts refers to continuous power handling of a speaker or a subwoofer or how much continuous power an amplifier can output. RMS values are usually lower than peak watts ratings, but they represent what a unit is truly capable of handling.
What does 50 watts per channel mean?
Watts Per Channel
This tells you the amount of power an amplifier can provide to the speakers on each output channel (with one speaker attached to each channel). Power output figures for home theater amplifiers can range from around 20 watts to 200 watts per channel.
Is 50 watts RMS enough?
For most people, 50 watts will be more than enough, and Denon’s least expensive receiver, the AVR-1513, is rated at 110 watts per channel.