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    Under powering speakers

    If i have a set of good speakers with about a 150w rms rating, but my amp is only giving it about 50w rms, do you think that would hurt the speakers?(component type)

    Would i be better off trying something with a lower rms?

    I don't want to change the amp at this point, its kind of a lil experiment for me. Just wanted to check with the experts if what I am doing is completely stupid!







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    Re: Under powering speakers

    This question has been asked ad nauseum. No. You will not hurt the speakers underpowering them.




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    Re: Under powering speakers

    Won't hurt the speakers, just set gains correctly so that the amp is not clipping. You cannot damage anything by running it within it's limits on a clean signal, it's that simple. Don't listen to any idiots who tell you under powering will blow your speakers/subs, they are wrong.

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    Re: Under powering speakers

    Thx dad!




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    Re: Under powering speakers

    No problem son....




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    Re: Under powering speakers

    Yeah sorry didn't really think of using the search bar lol.

    I don't think the amp has gains? Its a stock amp, said to be 650w max.

    Do you know of any way I would be able to adjust it?




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    Re: Under powering speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by heebs 09gts View Post
    Yeah sorry didn't really think of using the search bar lol.

    I don't think the amp has gains? Its a stock amp, said to be 650w max.

    Do you know of any way I would be able to adjust it?
    if it isn't clipping and it sounds good, leave it be. If you can't adjust it leave it, or upgrade to something better, I'm sure in the long run you'll end up doing that anyway.




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    Re: Under powering speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by heebs 09gts View Post
    Yeah sorry didn't really think of using the search bar lol.

    I don't think the amp has gains? Its a stock amp, said to be 650w max.

    Do you know of any way I would be able to adjust it?
    Everyone upgrades in the end.... Need MOAR PWR!!! And a 2 or 4 channel amp is pretty cheap. Check out the classifieds if you're looking to upgrade.




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    Re: Under powering speakers

    Any way to hook a aftermarket amp to the stock wiring harness under my seat?




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    Re: Under powering speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by DoesDad View Post
    Everyone upgrades in the end.... Need MOAR PWR!!! And a 2 or 4 channel amp is pretty cheap. Check out the classifieds if you're looking to upgrade.
    Is it safe to buy stuff online here? Like what you buy the product actually works?




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