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06-04-2006, 09:55 PM
Can this speaker component set handle 180 watts RMS? I have a Diamond Audio D3 400.4. It will put out 182 X 2 Watts RMS.

06-04-2006, 09:56 PM
did you try googleing it?

06-04-2006, 09:58 PM
6.5" 2-way "Carbon Fiber"
Midrange: 6.5" Cast Carbon Fiber Cone
Crossover: SatNet-480 Elliptic 4th order 2-way
Tweeter: TW-24 1" Smooth Silk Dome
Power handling: 140 watt RMS
Frequency response: 55-20kHz
Sensitivity: 90.1 dB

First site on google.... anywho you would likely get away with that amp... just keep the gains a little lower..

06-04-2006, 10:26 PM
Yeah I saw the site, I was just wondering if they can put the extra power to use and not blow.

06-04-2006, 10:50 PM
just be careful with the gains to avoid clippage. and make sure you upgrade xovers from the 400 if your're using more than 100W/channel...

06-04-2006, 10:52 PM
Well they are 140w RMS and you have 182.... once you sert the gains conservativley and are playing music I doubt the speakers will see more than 140w.... you'll be fine... I always like to have headroom on my amps, when the gains are low the amp doesn't work nearly as hard as it is designed too...

06-04-2006, 11:05 PM
Just dont cross them over to low....80 seems to be a good number for me...CL comps though not EF....

06-04-2006, 11:05 PM
thanks a lot guys, the satnet 480 should be fine right?

06-04-2006, 11:06 PM

06-04-2006, 11:10 PM
just because your amp does 180 doesn't mean you have to put out 180. clipping damages more speakers then overpowering

06-04-2006, 11:15 PM
i see. well currently im running 57 to my Diamond D3, I turn it about 1/4 way and thats the max I can turn it up at 3/4 volume. So for the Ef's all i gotta do is watch the gains?

06-04-2006, 11:37 PM
thanks a lot guys, the satnet 480 should be fine right?

480s are same as 400s... don't use them