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Sorry if this belongs in another forum, I couldn't find Ultimate PA anywhere.

Thinking of getting a PA. I've got a low budget so it'll be a solid state device and I'll just upgrade the power amp for the moment. So I was trying to figure out how powerful an amp I would need (and this is the related part).

The band runs tube amps in the 50 watt range. If I do the off the cuff calculation to double that to = tube vs SS, I would need a 100 watt power amp. Reading about PA amps, they say to have double the power of the speakers. That would mean a 200 watt per channel amp, right? So like a 1000 watt amp to run mains and aux?