View Full Version : Component power question.

04-30-2009, 07:42 PM
My CDT comps are rated for 80w. I'm giving them 80w, but I want to try giving them more power. I'm pretty sure I can bridge my amp to give them 160w each, is this a good or bad idea? Would I safely gain volume or just over work the drivers?

04-30-2009, 07:46 PM
play with it and find out....just adjust the gain knob before you crank them.....so you dont send too much power to them straight off the bat...

05-01-2009, 01:27 PM
Or you can do what I do, drive them until they explode. Then you can buy yet another set and know the limits. Neither smart nor practical, but it does give you your answer.

MSW Danny
05-01-2009, 01:52 PM
that's a lot of power to those components. if you do decide to do it, do it with caution.

05-01-2009, 01:56 PM
If you know what to listen for it shouldnt be a problem. I typically run 2-3 times rated power on my speakers. Of course I do it for headroom and NOT volume....SQ competitor.

05-01-2009, 03:56 PM
Sometimes I think I know what to listen for, but I don't know if I really trust myself.

05-01-2009, 07:02 PM
with more power you might want to try to cross them over a little higher, that's if your deck has a xover, if not maybe your amp has a adjustable xover, try 90-100 hz, then bridge your amp, lower your gains on your amp as well.
if your looking for more volume/ loudness have you tired to deadening your whole car???