View Full Version : Componet RMS ??

10-07-2004, 11:34 AM
I have the JL XR 650 componet set which is rated at 70watts RMS as a set. On the Rec amp power it says 70-150 RMS. My question is that when you see the tweeter sold seperately the RMS of that tweeter is 70 watts and I assume the midbass is about the same assuming that they are crossed over correctly. So as a set tehy should be able to handle 140watts RMS, since by themselves they can handle 70 watts. thoughts??

10-07-2004, 02:12 PM
The crossover splits frequencies to the woofer and tweets. They don't both get power at the same time at the same levels. A 70 watt amp will send 70 watts to the woofer at lower frequencies or 70 watts to the tweeters at high frequencies. It's all good, don't worry.

(You DO need a crossover however).

10-07-2004, 03:11 PM
http://forums.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=71793 - Already covered...... :D I'm sure my explanation was horrible (I'm bad at explaining stuff), but it got the point across none-the-less

10-07-2004, 04:03 PM
Thanks Squeak, you explained it well on the other post which was the same as this one. Usually I am impatient and I will post on the general discussion as well as the specific forum to get a quicker response.