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    Newby amp question

    Hey i was wondering how you are supposed to match amplifiers to speakers. I have hear several different opinions. When i first started someone told me that you want to match the peak of the amplifier to the rms of the woofer or you want the woofer to be just a bit higher. Then recently i have heard that you want to match the RMS of the amplifier to the RMS of the woofer and you want the amp to be a little bit higher to prevent clipping. This seems the most logical to me. If you guys could let me know please and thanks!

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    Re: Newby amp question

    I think you're thinking about it too hard. I just go by rms ratings. Hhowever some companies rate in different ways - for example, some cheap $20 4x6s I had said they could grab 120watts; I fed them 65 watts rms (never fully though) and both of them are worthless pieces of junk now.

    If amp_rms > speaker_rms, just watch your gains. If speaker_rms > amp_rms, you have nothing to worry about.

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