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Old 02-10-2011, 10:54 AM   #1
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How many watts can I safely apply?

I have a set of kicker components rated at 75w RMS and will have the HPF set at 60 or 80hz. My question is how much power do you think I could safely apply over the 75w rating? I read anywhere from 75% to 125% of the rating should be applied to the speaker but wanted more opinions. Thanks
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They should have a peak power rating. Personally I would just match that 75 watts.
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They should have a peak power rating. Personally I would just match that 75 watts.
^^^^^ yup. theyre gonna be plenty loud enough with the RMS power fed to them.
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Well I agree with both of you. The only reason I am asking is I have an amp rated at 125 to each channel which is probably a stretch. It would save me from buying another amp but I know you have to pay to play.
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Well I agree with both of you. The only reason I am asking is I have an amp rated at 125 to each channel which is probably a stretch. It would save me from buying another amp but I know you have to pay to play.
Turn the gains down such that the amp does not go over the 75W max.
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Agreed. If you have an amp that makes more power than you need that doesn't mean you have to use it all.

It's like saying I own a McLaren F1 (I don't) and I can't drive it on public roads because my car can go faster than the posted speed limit.
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