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RMS question

Discussion in 'Audio' started by MudFrog, Mar 17, 2003.

  1. MudFrog

    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    My subs can handle 125w RMS, I'm looking at a Kenwood Amp that supports 150w RMS when bridged, is this going to burn up my subs? I know it's only a 25w difference but better safe then sorry.
     
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    it shouldnt if u dont run them with full power on the amp it will have controls to control it and u can turn the power downt to them and it would be fine.

    Clint
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You'll be fine......

    Don't get TOO stressed out over the "spec" stuff....it will be virtually IMPOSSIBLE to generate a signal that will pull a continuous amount of current from any amp!

    You are more likely to blow a speaker with too LITTLE power, than with too MUCH power.... if the amp goes into "clipping"....that's when speakers get damaged. If you really care to know the reasons, I can get into it more....but your simple answer today, is that the amp and speaker combo you are looking at will be fine. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. MudFrog

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    Simple answers are very good!
     
  5. BIG*RED

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    yeah don't worry about over power..i run 2 12inch jl audios that are rated about 125rms..and i'm running a 500watt rms amp to each one..total of two amps..and it pounds the heck out of everything...and no problems
     
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    it better to over power them, over uder powering them and trunning the Vol up to high.
     

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