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Am I going to kill my components?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ChaseUA, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    ChaseUA

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    I purchased the Polk SR6500 component speakers a few weeks ago and have the Taco-Tunes brackets for them. I am planning on installing them Saturday afternoon but am afraid the amp I purchased to push them may be too powerful. The speakers are rated at max 125 watts, and I purchase an Alpine PDX2.150 amp that sends 150 watts x 2 RMS (though the "certificate' in the box states it tested at 171 watts x 2 RMS).

    I am very new to components etc, so I am wondering if I should scale down the amp and go with something smaller, or will the setup be fine if I set the gain properly?

    I currently have the 6.5" mids from the component set installed and running off the HU and it is already a VAST improvement over the stock sound, so I now think maybe I am over doing it?

    Thoughts and/or advice?
     
  2. Aug 5, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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  3. Aug 5, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    Just turn down the gain on the amp so the system is quieter and you will be fine.

    Bass boost or equalizer boost at loud volumes with no crossover and no subwoofer will kill your 6.5 also.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    Thanks for the feedback guys. Sounds like I will be fine (and even did a good job picking out the amp) if I read the article correctly?

    And based on what Killer said, just keep the bass "boost" to a minimum (ie: off)?
     
  5. Aug 5, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    My old system that I had when I was a teenager (about 20 years ago) I was pushing over 200 watts a channel into the MB Quart 6.5" mids and highs. They were rated for 75rms. The speakers are still in the same car and working great right now today.

    I did have one advantage though, I crossed them over at 80hz and everything below that was going to (2) 12" subs.
     
  6. Aug 5, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    I've never been a fan of bass boost functions in head units. It sound artificial to me and makes for a harder sub EQ in my opinion.
     
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