The Honda Element in United States offered a factory stereo and 7-speaker system with subwoofer, at least in the early years such as 2004. What is the power output from that stereo to the speakers?

I have read that factory-installed stereos often put out 15 watts RMS per channel or less, while after-market stereos often put out 16 watts RMS or more. I am would like to know into which camp the stereo falls as shipped by Honda for the 7-speaker system.

In choosing replacement speakers, you might want speakers with high sensitivity ratings (over 90 dB) for the lower-powered stereos, versus speakers with lower sensitivity ratings for the higher-powered stereos.

This Honda specifications page for the 4-Speed Automatic 4WD EX says “270-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 7 Speakers including Subwoofer”. How does that breakout to power delivered to the speakers in the front doors and rear doors?

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