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    100w amp to 60 w speakers?

    Hey guys, I have some polk ex3's that are rated at 60RMS and an amp that is rated at 100rms X2 and a pioneer 860mp that is supposed to do 25W rms. Should I run the speakers off the HU or hook them to the amp? I'm just wondering if running 40 watts more than it's rarted for is a problem. I'll be installing them in the front doors of a 02 focus sedan. Thanks guys.







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    Re: 100w amp to 60 w speakers?

    i had 100rms per channel amp driving 35rms coaxes- you'll be fine, carefully set your gains



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    Re: 100w amp to 60 w speakers?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3.5Max6spd
    i had 100rms per channel amp driving 35rms coaxes- you'll be fine, carefully set your gains
    No, he better be VERY careful. Dont want to go crazy and screw up your speakers



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    Re: 100w amp to 60 w speakers?

    Yeah...just set the gain correctly (maybe a little conservatively) and listen for the speakers to start sounding stressed, and you'll be fine. As Jmac said; they'll let you know when they aren't happy with the power.




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    Re: 100w amp to 60 w speakers?

    Ok, sounds good. I'm not motovated enough to install another amp and door speakers myself, so looks like i'm going to get ahold of my installer. Thanks for the advice guys.




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    Re: 100w amp to 60 w speakers?

    what if you have 150watt amp and 90watt rms speakers?? same thing^^my amp when too a better world



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    Re: 100w amp to 60 w speakers?

    what if you have 150watt amp and 90watt rms speakers??
    The situation is the same




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