View Full Version : how long will stock speakers last on 100+rms apiece

09-16-2006, 09:29 PM
right now all 4 speakers are on my 8002running each channel @2ohms, it does 400x2-ish, i dont have the gain all the way up, but i wonder how long they will take it? when i put my subs in im going to cross them over high so they dont die even faster

no money atm to get some new ones :( but when i do get some money, im thinking of getting 2 sets of the crystal mobile sound components 1 up front 1 in the back and keeping the amp bridged, i could really care less about bringing the sound stage back or what not, as long as i hear the words, or maybe going back the Pro60 route and just doing 1 set up front and coax in the back or leave the back out

anyone? i gots to get an alt first

09-16-2006, 10:11 PM
well if you smell them, then you kno....lol but alot of the newer stock speakers sound surprisely good to me, compared to them older stuff, i kno my gf's 06 civic and my mom had a 2000 impala that sounded pretty good imo. but i dunno about amping them. my mom had i think a small amp in the trunk under her rear dash that i think was for the rear 6x9s.

09-16-2006, 10:13 PM
ehh they should be ok for a while its not like you drive around listening to music on volume 48 of 50 do you?

09-16-2006, 10:14 PM
my friend has a 04 caddy cts and his stock speakers really surprised me. tho nothing stock will ever be good as a decent aftermarket speaker.

if your gains are conservative you should be fine.

09-16-2006, 10:14 PM
why not 8ohms to play it safe?

09-16-2006, 10:16 PM
What type of vehicle?

SSS 18734
09-16-2006, 10:27 PM
Just because you can send them over 100 watts a piece doesn't mean that you should

09-16-2006, 10:30 PM
I am sending my stock speakers in my 97 Rav4 about 150 each....they are loud!..just 2 in the kicks. Louder than my Type R's...thats for **** sure..

09-17-2006, 12:52 AM
Depends on the model year. I know the family's PT has Infinity speakers stock...while not the best, they DO take some power.

09-17-2006, 12:36 PM
I ran the stock speakers in my G35 (Bose) for a while on about 150wpc. They seemed to handle it fine. I ran them like that for a few weeks until I cooked one. I smelled them many times, but I don't listen to hip hop - so there was no extended high power bass. What finally cooked one of them was a Plump Dj's song (Foxy Moron) which has a pretty tight bass line. I guess I had it too loud - one of the back speakers cooked. The amps I was running had individual gains for each channel - that one may have been a bit higher than the others.

They sounded a million times better than with the stock deck and amp, but when I installed the DLS in the driver side - fading back and forth the stock speakers didn't even sound like music.

So I would say a couple of weeks. Longer if you don't crank 'em.

09-17-2006, 05:56 PM
Bose speakers cook easily. Those drivers cost less than $20 each.

09-17-2006, 07:34 PM
Yeah - they were pretty sucky. They lasted longer than I expected though. I was putting some power to them. The amps I was running were 2 mmats sq2150's which are pretty underrated at 150x2 at 4 ohms. The blose in my car were 2 ohm so there was a potential of probably over 300 watts per driver. I cranked them all the time. Until they melted.

09-17-2006, 07:55 PM
Yeah. They're the same Home Theatre Drivers...Bose has like 4 drivers to their name since the 80s.