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nobb
09-06-2007, 06:47 PM
I just built a component system myself using the 5.25" Audax Aerogel (40wrms):
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=296-155

and the Dayton ND20FA tweeter (15wrms):
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=275-030&CFID=4053114&CFTOKEN=54346716

I have also built a 2nd order linkwitz-riley crossover at 4200 hz. Now my question is...how many watts rms can a single channel handle? Do I just sum the wattages 40+15=55 watts/channel? I am guessing not, because the power is not equally distributed to the drivers due to the crossover. I am also using an amp which supplies 60wrms to each channel.

azbass
09-06-2007, 06:49 PM
you pieced together and build crossovers. but are stumped on how much power to send?

60watts would be enough

nobb
09-06-2007, 07:07 PM
I am more worried about overpowering my speakers than underpowering them. The tweeters are my main concern because they are only rated at 15w.

tEh koRnDog
09-06-2007, 07:11 PM
you should have your username changed from nobb to noob