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matt_martin87
10-18-2005, 06:11 PM
Today I came home and found that National Car Audio sent me the wrong set of speakers. I had ordered a pair of infinity kappa 4x6 plates, the 462.5cfp 4 ohm model, which I believe is the older set. I received the 462.7cfp model, which has an impedence of 2 ohms.

The problem I have is this: the amp I'm getting puts out 110w at 2 ohms and 80w at 4 ohms. My speakers can only handle 60 rms.

Would you recommend putting 110w on a set of speakers that can only handle 60w? I thought I was pushing it with 80w.

So now I'm faced with either finding a way to wire it, or sending the product back to National Car Audio.

Thanks.

Rattlebrain
10-18-2005, 06:18 PM
Just set you gains accordingly and it will be fine.
read this:
http://forums.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=63933
just use the RMS of your speakers to set them with.

matt_martin87
10-18-2005, 06:36 PM
Would it be alright to wire those speakers in series and get them up to a 4 ohm load? Or would that be too complicated as compared to just setting my gains really low?

JimJ
10-18-2005, 06:37 PM
Leave them at 2 ohms...it's actually good to have headroom, more power available than you need :)

Just set the gains properly.

Tehgregzor
10-18-2005, 06:38 PM
yeah, that will be a *****. Just set your gains low, and it will perform fine.. Also, if you wire them in a series, you will lose your stereo effect, so you'd have a mono channel of music for yourfront, i assume, since they are 4x6's. How much were those, my sunfire has stock 4x6 openings, that would be nicer than the 4's i have niger rigged in there now.

matt_martin87
10-18-2005, 06:39 PM
Thanks a million you guys!

Now I don't have to send them back and I get better speakers for what I paid.

matt_martin87
10-18-2005, 06:41 PM
They were about 90 bucks shipped. Found them on eBay. I'll post a link to the store if I can find it.

Rattlebrain
10-18-2005, 06:46 PM
Good luck and WELCOME!! :D

matt_martin87
10-18-2005, 06:53 PM
Here you go Tehgregzor

http://cgi.ebay.com/INFINITY-KAPPA-462-7CFP-4x6-2-WAY-CAR-SPEAKERS-180W_W0QQitemZ5820562433QQcategoryZ14939QQssPageNa meZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Look around for other stores and you may be able to find a better price.

analogkid
10-19-2005, 07:09 PM
that would be nicer than the 4's i have niger rigged in there now.
what the **** is that? you cant even spell it right. asshat.