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high power 3 1/2's?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by BranndonC, May 23, 2002.

  1. BranndonC

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    high power 3 1/2\'s?

    Are there any brands that can actually handle 75-100 watts RMS in 3 1/2 inch size?
     
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    Re: high power 3 1/2\'s?

    That would take one hell of a 3.5. I think there are some 4" speakers that can handle that if you can fit some in there. I'll be trying to cram some 4" into my dash pretty soon.
     
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    Re: high power 3 1/2\'s?

    let me know how they fit...
     
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    Re: high power 3 1/2\'s?

    I've never seen a 3.5" speaker that could handle that much, usually around 35 watts RMS at most. Some 4" and small component sets can handle around 50-80 watts RMS, but thats just a lot of power for such a small speaker.
     
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    Re: high power 3 1/2\'s?

    You know anyone can make a 3 ½ that can handle 100 watts it’s just that it would not be efficient there is no need to give a 3 ½ inch that much power because there is nothing that it could do with it. It could only go up too 20,000hz and that would be hard for a 3 ½ inch woofer on the other hand it could go down to 20Hz. But it would never do that in a dash. I think the best thing you can do is pick out what is the highest frequency that you would like to come out of the front speakers and go after that.
    Here is the highest power ones that I could find.
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&User_ID=6287231&St=9274&St2=87610905&St3=75834679&DS_ID=3&Product_ID=6461&DID=7
    These seem to have better ratings though.
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&User_ID=6287231&St=9274&St2=87610905&St3=75834679&DS_ID=3&Product_ID=7050&DID=7
    I would quit looking for ones that can go up to 100 watts in the 3 ½ inch range though hope it helps out.
    Anthony
     
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    Re: high power 3 1/2\'s?

    thanks everyone, i guess i'll have to stick with what i have now. Thanks again for all the replys.
     

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