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How many watts can I safely apply?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by bendbolden, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Feb 10, 2011 at 10:54 AM
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    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
     
  2. Feb 10, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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    ^^^^^ yup. theyre gonna be plenty loud enough with the RMS power fed to them.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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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.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    Turn the gains down such that the amp does not go over the 75W max.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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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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