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    is running an amp under power on purpose bad?

    im looking to buy a bxi2006d, but i only plan to use 1500w of power, if i set the gains with a DMM to 1500w, obviously the gains will be down considerably, is this a problem?







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    Re: is running an amp under power on purpose bad?

    no, in fact it will be better for the amp. That amp will probably only put out 1600@1 ohm anyways.




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    Re: is running an amp under power on purpose bad?

    i know hifonics are overrated, but not 20%, more like 5-10%




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    Re: is running an amp under power on purpose bad?

    I really dont think there that overrated. They put out pretty clsoe to rated IMO.



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    Re: is running an amp under power on purpose bad?

    that is fine. i have my hifonics 2008d set for 1800 watts doing great.



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    Re: is running an amp under power on purpose bad?

    Hey spencer do u wear suspenders?




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    Re: is running an amp under power on purpose bad?

    I clamped my 2006d and was getting 1868 watts by the math




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    Re: is running an amp under power on purpose bad?

    Setting it by DMM to 1500W won't hurt it at all.




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    Re: is running an amp under power on purpose bad?

    thanks guys much appreciated!, and no i don't wear suspenders.. was that a real question or a play on my name or what?

    and for anyone interested, the combo is a bxi2006d going to turn it down to around 1500w, being paired up with a hdc3 12 in 2 cubes at 37hz, all of which is going in my regular cab dodge ram.




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    Re: is running an amp under power on purpose bad?

    anytime the volume is turned down you're only getting a little bit of power out of it anyway.




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    Re: is running an amp under power on purpose bad?

    Wtf



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    Re: is running an amp under power on purpose bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by WrenchGuy View Post
    I clamped my 2006d and was getting 1868 watts by the math
    bout 6% overrated, i can handle that, and at about 10 cents a watt its good




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    Re: is running an amp under power on purpose bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by spencer321 View Post
    im looking to buy a bxi2006d, but i only plan to use 1500w of power ... is this a problem?
    Does it hurt your car when the pedal's not on the floor?

    Same situation.




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    Re: is running an amp under power on purpose bad?

    I did the same thing with my 25 to Life Punch 150. I set it to give me 600 watts @ 4 ohms mono, and even double checked it @ 2 ohms stereo with a test load!

    I would say I am running the amp a tad bit below what it could be giving me:



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