View Full Version : Components vs. Power (?)

Bumpin' Goalie
01-13-2010, 12:23 AM
I am running Focal Polyglass 165's


Currently, they are running off an older Diamond D1 250.2 getting ~75rms each. However, the amp is entry level.

I am looking to purchase a JL 300/2 which would throw 150rms @ the Focal's. Would they be able to handle this? Obviously no clipping or distortion would be allowed. Obviously I could adjust the gain appropriately. However if the JL only was putting out ~75rms as well, would the clarity, quality of the signal have a noticable effect to my ears?


Bumpin' Goalie
01-13-2010, 12:31 AM
I am not all too familiar to how Focal's rated power compares to their real world power as I have not pushed any of their product to failure.
Any help would be appreciated, not in the mood to go component shopping. Thanks.

Bumpin' Goalie
01-13-2010, 12:52 AM
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Bumpin' Goalie
01-13-2010, 02:21 AM
C'mon pplz, where is all the knowledge at?

I'm just wondering if there is an audible difference in between amps @ same power, and if Focals can handle more than rated.

Not pondering the meaning of life :)

01-13-2010, 02:28 AM
they should handle right around 125 rms just fine just gain match it. we ran the 4125 to the same speakers just fine in a customers truck we turned it down just a bit to keep em from getting smelly cuz the 4125 is under rated a tad.

Bumpin' Goalie
01-13-2010, 03:26 PM
Alright thanks.

I'll just be careful.

01-13-2010, 05:48 PM
Another thing to consider is the crossover slope. The higher the slope the more the power handling increases with an unclipped signal.