PDA

View Full Version : How much power is too much?



Jeepin
05-26-2004, 04:04 PM
Okay, so I bought a set of Alpine SPR-176A's. I need to know how much power is too much power. The speakers RMS rating is 50 with a peak at 200 watts. Will running 110 RMS to each be way too much? This is not a system that will be turned up all the way by any means, but I would like to crank them up every so often (Wife's car). Also, I will be running an Alpine Type-R 10" sub in the near future as well. So, I basically dont want to tune down the sub in order to hear the front's. Do I make any sense? LOL. Thanks for any replies!

titanus_aegis
05-26-2004, 10:22 PM
I've always heard that companies make their speakers be able to AT LEAST withstand their recommended wattage rating for long periods of time, but usually can withstand a bit more, just to be on the safe side. However, giving them over twice their recommended max wattage sounds like a surefire way to burn them the day you forget no to turn up the volume, or simply burn them the day a friend or family member turns up the volume without knowing its limits.

Titanus

454Casull
05-30-2004, 01:06 AM
You'll be running more than twice what the speaker is rating continously. I think there might be some problems...

Then again, you won't be sending 110W all the time if they're not at **** loud volumes.

supa_c
05-30-2004, 01:14 AM
I've always heard that companies make their speakers be able to AT LEAST withstand their recommended wattage rating for long periods of time, but usually can withstand a bit more, just to be on the safe side. However, giving them over twice their recommended max wattage sounds like a surefire way to burn them the day you forget no to turn up the volume, or simply burn them the day a friend or family member turns up the volume without knowing its limits.

Titanus
this says 800w would you put 800w to it, not likely
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=14942&item=3084504560

trungthiendo
05-30-2004, 02:31 AM
with 50 watts it should get plenty loud and keep it there...i would say put no more than 65 rms...the peak rating is just for peak and that is it...like one hard bass hit occasionally...not full time.

feed it 50 watts first, i don't think you will be dissapointed by any means

luvdeftonz
05-30-2004, 03:38 AM
I've been sending my Type R comps 80 watts/per for 2 years now. No problems whatsoever. Also, just because you have 110 wrms/per available doesn't mean you have to use all of it. Headroom, even a litte bit, is always good :cool:

Of course, don't send that kind of power and high pass them at 50 hz...

deion
05-30-2004, 10:41 PM
I'm using the RF FNQ 3614 with power rating of min 100w and peak 200w...I'm running it on 200w x2...so far no problems...

titanus_aegis
05-31-2004, 04:30 PM
this says 800w would you put 800w to it, not likely
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=14942&item=3084504560

????
That's 800w PEAK. We're talking about RMS power dissipation here.

And I wouldn't even hook those up to 50 wrms.

Titanus