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That system if going to bottom out at anything above mid volume. Peak watts is any number the manufacturer can throw on where it won't explode at that many watts for a short period of time even if it sounds like crap. RMS watts refer to how much the speaker can actually output constantly. That 20 watt system is going to sound very weak, because of how sound works. 90db @ 1 watt, 93db @ 2 watts, 96 db @ 4 watts, 99db @ 8 watts. That is assuming it actually works to its advertised potential. That doesn't even count in distortion levels. Plus the bass on that system has a weak range and wouldn't do much for sub tones other then a kick drum.

I currently have http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logitech-speakers-980000430 surrounds so clear and crisp and the bass pounds really hard for the size. Plus the range goes much lower to 45hertz. The mid tones are smaller then I would like, but it is light years better the the other system you suggested.
 
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The speakers you are looking at show: 20-watt RMS power and 40-watt peak power. The RMS basically translates to continual or average watts and the peak power is the max the speakers can handle in short bursts or short periods of time.

RMS means Root Means Square btw... Example, your speakers are 20W RMS, making them 40-watt peak.

Hope this makes sense.
 

Iamsoda

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That system if going to bottom out at anything above mid volume. Peak watts is any number the manufacturer can throw on where it won't explode at that many watts for a short period of time even if it sounds like crap. RMS watts refer to how much the speaker can actually output constantly. That 20 watt system is going to sound very weak, because of how sound works. 90db @ 1 watt, 93db @ 2 watts, 96 db @ 4 watts, 99db @ 8 watts. That is assuming it actually works to its advertised potential. That doesn't even count in distortion levels. Plus the bass on that system has a weak range and wouldn't do much for sub tones other then a kick drum.

I currently have http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logitech-speakers-980000430 surrounds so clear and crisp and the bass pounds really hard for the size. Plus the range goes much lower to 45hertz. The mid tones are smaller then I would like, but it is light years better the the other system you suggested.
 
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