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    Would underpowering (2) AudioQue HDC3 12 be a problem?

    If I power a 1000 watt amp to (2) AudioQue HDC3 12's would that damage my subs?







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    Re: Would underpowering (2) AudioQue HDC3 12 be a problem?

    no. there is no possible way to damage a sub from underpowering it, no matter what anyone says.
    the only way you will damage them, is through clipping them sending a bad square sine wave, versus a smooth wave.
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    Re: Would underpowering (2) AudioQue HDC3 12 be a problem?

    just wondering, why are you only going to give them 500 each? Is that your budget?



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    Re: Would underpowering (2) AudioQue HDC3 12 be a problem?

    Well I already have that amp and if I buy the subs I won't have any money left to buy another amp.




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    Re: Would underpowering (2) AudioQue HDC3 12 be a problem?

    What amp? I'd just send the 1000 to 1 hdc3




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    Re: Would underpowering (2) AudioQue HDC3 12 be a problem?

    It's a Fosgate prime 1000. Would it be better to run it to 2 12's (500 each) or run the full 1000 to a AudioQue 15?




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    Re: Would underpowering (2) AudioQue HDC3 12 be a problem?

    I'd rather have the 15, but I'm pretty biased towards single sub set-ups.



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    Re: Would underpowering (2) AudioQue HDC3 12 be a problem?

    1 sub powered right > 2 subs way underpowered. And as previously mentioned, you cannot damage your sub by giving it too little power.



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    Re: Would underpowering (2) AudioQue HDC3 12 be a problem?

    You can just get one 12 for now and whenever you upgrade your amp, you can purchase the second 12. Also, im sure that prime is over rated. Ive seen those prime amps in action, not very powerful



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