The speakers - Focal Polyglass 165 v3e 3 way components. specs 80w rms 160w max.
I'm powering them with a boston acoustics gt-40 (normally 4x45w). original plan was to have the amp power both my fronts and rear 6x9's. The installer talked me into bridging the gt-40 and powering just the front's with it since we wanted the soundstage up front and I wasn't sure I'd be happy with just 45w going to the front. I was thinking - ok, bridging should give about 90x2 which would be pretty much perfect for the speaker rating..
I was reading the owners manual during the final stages of the install while the car was being put back together. When you bridge this amp it isn't 90x2 - it is 140x2 @ 4 ohms RMS!! holy crap I didn't expect that.
Anyway, the system obviously gets really freaking loud which I don't mind at all. I'm just worried about pumping that much power to them continuously. I doubt I'm sending them the full power as it gets too loud even for me but I might be sending them well over 100w continuous. It's not distorted and I know speakers can handle more wattage as long as it's clean but this is quite a bit more than they are rated for. Until I get a sub installed I'm sending full range to the crossovers that were supplied with them and I think it's doing a good job of filtering the stuff below 55hz as I never hear the speaker bottoming out (but then I wouldn't hear a tire blow out at those levels).
sending much more RMS than speakers rated for. seems clean but i'm worried.
should i be worried?
should I high pass my amp immediately?