It does, but with higher power comes diminishing returns. A tenfold increase in power gives you what sounds like a doubling in perceived volume. So:
1,000 watts is twice as loud as 100 watts;
100 watts is twice as loud as 10 watts.
As you can see, increasing volume by increasing wattage can get expensive, fast. To get higher volume for reasonable money, look at the efficiency (or "sensitivity") rating of the speakers. This spec is usually given as "x" number of decibels, at 1 watt of input, measured 1 metre away from the speaker, or "xx dB/W/m". A speaker rated at 98 dB/W/m will play twice as loud, with the same power, as one rated at 88 dB/W/m. This spec only affects volume, and has no correlation with the quality of the sound.
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· 9 years ago