Yet another cap question here, and yes I've already searched, my question is a bit different though:
I have a Phoenix Gold 300.2 bridged to a pair of JL Audio 10W3 250W subs in my '92 240SX. Not a lot of wattage, but a lot of thump for the car. However, I have to turn the bass boost up on the amp and the head unit to get the sound I'm looking for, and I've already blown one amp this way (luckily it was under warranty). I've been okay for 6 months or so (lower amp setting, higher head unit setting), but I don't want to put unecessary stress on my amp. Plus, it sounds much better if I don't have to give bass with the head unit. I realize that a cap gives power to the amp when it needs it, and probably wouldn't help it from blowing, but could it ease the load on it by giving the power easily? I listen to mostly rap and techno, so very few thunderous bassquakes.
The other thing that makes me think a cap might be a good investment is that I read on Crutchfield that if the bass is sharp when you turn the car on but turns to mush in a few minutes, a cap could save you. Now, I wouldn't say my bass turns to mush, but it's much sharper and feels stronger when I first turn it on. I always thought this was due to my ears becoming adjusted, but maybe not?
Thanks for input. I'm not looking for a bunch of "caps ****, buy a new battery" posts either. =)