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    is there any reason to feed more than stated RMS to a set of comps?

    I am setting up Pioneer TS-C720PRS
    they are rated at 50 RMS / 200 peak

    I am using Eclipse EA3422 (50x4, 120x2) to power them.

    is it a good idea to bridge the amp and feed more than twice of the comps stated RMS?


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    Re: is there any reason to feed more than stated RMS to a set of comps?

    i've heard that people give those new pioneers plenty more than what they are rated for. it's suggest that you just stay away from their 200W max rating and you should be fine.


    just make sure the gains are set properly and you should be fine.


    i might be buying a pair of the same exact speakers within the week and plan to give em like 80-100W. Whered you buy from and how much?



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    Re: is there any reason to feed more than stated RMS to a set of comps?

    no




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    yes



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    Re: is there any reason to feed more than stated RMS to a set of comps?

    Yes, if you want to run the risk of blowing them



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    Re: is there any reason to feed more than stated RMS to a set of comps?

    You gotta remember, though. With normal music, youre not getting the full RMS. Maybe half.



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    Re: is there any reason to feed more than stated RMS to a set of comps?

    Quote Originally Posted by chibahawk View Post
    i might be buying a pair of the same exact speakers within the week and plan to give em like 80-100W. Whered you buy from and how much?
    i paid $269 at Onlinecarstereo.com




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    Re: is there any reason to feed more than stated RMS to a set of comps?

    its always nice to have a little overheard, 70rms overhead may be a bit much though.



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    Re: is there any reason to feed more than stated RMS to a set of comps?

    Quote Originally Posted by phantom240 View Post
    You gotta remember, though. With normal music, youre not getting the full RMS. Maybe half.
    then why get a bigger amp? If your not using all the power of the amp that can put out RMS, why go higher.




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    Re: is there any reason to feed more than stated RMS to a set of comps?

    Reduction in possibility of distortion, and more importantly clipping, in the event that you turn the gains up too high in an effort to produce more output.

    But that is why I would tune the speakers a bit over their limits.



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    Re: is there any reason to feed more than stated RMS to a set of comps?

    My amp is rated at 2 x 200 RMS.....my Focal's are rated at 60W and 120 MAX.

    I don't have my gains turned up max, but no problems thus far




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    Re: is there any reason to feed more than stated RMS to a set of comps?

    How would u set the gains exactly ??




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    Re: is there any reason to feed more than stated RMS to a set of comps?

    be mindful when you bridge amp to power components.
    if the R + L channels are discrete (stereo), and bridging flips the other channel to constructively add the (voltage) signals... then youre getting a distorted mono signal


    can someone informed confirm?




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    Re: is there any reason to feed more than stated RMS to a set of comps?

    I wouldn't bridge, at least not at first. Wait a month for them to really break in and if they aren't loud enough then try it but be careful because I know how much it ***** when you blow a speaker worth a few hundred. I have an old set of alpine 5"X7" that are very broke in and rated 40W rms but I can send them 80W but Ive also blown speakers rated 100Wrms with 150Wrms so just don't give them too much too fast.



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