You know how you told me that I should bridge that PCX-480 amp to drive the front speakers? Well, I decided that if I do that I'm going to go with an even better 3-way component set than the JL, since I'm gonna be getting alot of power. (I originally wanted the JLs to being with because it said they only needed 75wRMS per set) But if I'm going to bridge that amp, I might as well get something like the Dynaudio, CDT Audio, or Diamond Audio 3-way set that takes about 150-200wRMS per set. Any suggestions here?
Now, to get to my main question. I'm doing a stealth installation in my Dodge truck, where the only thing that you'd be able to see when you looked in is the head unit and the kick panels. The subs, amps, caps, changer, everything else will be completely hidden from view. To pull off this installation and waste as little space in the vehicle as possible, I'm putting the subwoofer under the front center seat. It's a JL Audio stealthbox with a 12W3 in it that was specifically designed for that location. The sub is rated at 250wRMS, I heard JL underrates their subs though and I could probably get away with putting 300wRMS into it. The question is, since I have a relatively low power subwoofer, is there any point in me putting so much power into a component set? I ask this because I heard you should always have your sub powered higher than your front stage or else it won't blend in right with the music. I think it would be a little strange running the components at 320wRMS while the single subwoofer is only running at 300wRMS. I heard that ideally if I run the components at 320wRMS then I should run the subwoofer at 600wRMS, b/c the sub should be powered at twice whatever your mids/highs are powered at. But if this is true I won't be able to do that because I can't put a 600wRMS sub in a tight space like under the center seat. It has to be something like a 12W3 or IDQ that was made for small enclosures.
So, is there any truth to this deal about the sub having to be powered at twice whatever the front stage is, or is the person who told me this on crack just like the guy who told me class D amps shouldn't be used for sound quality? If this isn't true, then is it ok to run 320w components and have a 300w sub?