Closed Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Reload Thread: Is this setup too much power?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    52
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    9 Post(s)

    Is this setup too much power?

    Well I was putting my earthquake comps in and realized one was blown so I was wondering if I could run my hifonics Zeus zxi6408 on the 4 Kicker DS 60's that were already in the truck.

    The amps specs say that it can do 85 watts RMS x 4 on at 4 ohms. The coaxial do 100 watts a pair or 50 watts each at 4 ohms.

    Can I run this setup with my gains turned down? Or would it be too much overkill. If it would be possible it would only be temporary until I come across some good components.



    References:
    [cdc351jeferson][BigSix][viperrgh2][Vecticus]




  2. #2
    wickedwitt's Avatar
    wickedwitt is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Abilene, TX
    Posts
    2,984
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    998 Post(s)

    Re: Is this setup too much power?

    You can always run a bit large of an amp with the gains turned down. Great way to keep equipment for long periods of time.



    Stupid Loud.

  3. #3
    SomeguyinPDX's Avatar
    SomeguyinPDX is offline GunHappy



    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Portland, Or
    Age
    41
    Posts
    376
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    77 Post(s)

    Re: Is this setup too much power?

    DO IT! There are several advantages to running your speakers on an oversized amp. First of all your amp will not be having the POO ran out of it, this will increase it's lifespan considerably as mentioned by WickedWitt. Amp manufactures measure distortion at rated power, so you should be getting very clean power by running less than rated. With more power you will not have to use loudness or boost the bass/trebble as if you were way underpowered (lots of Headroom). And if you change setups in the future you have more options. One thing my competition SQ buddys do is run twice the power needed to each speaker then you only run your amps 1/2 as hard.



    2007 Volkswagen Fahrenheit GTI #470 of 1200 - Stock System w/big 3 and Yellow top optima. Slowly getting ready to start the system build

    SOLD or Purchased from: CD6551, ace_800, underfire , Cyclone9, mclsound, mylows10, BigSix.....

  4. #4
    Tenacious's Avatar
    Tenacious is offline Banned



    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Lebanon, TN
    Posts
    542
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    239 Post(s)

    Re: Is this setup too much power?

    See how you like it with the gain turned down, and of you want more you can always upgrade your speakers




  5. #5
    bradfordp2612's Avatar
    bradfordp2612 is offline Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    52
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    9 Post(s)

    Re: Is this setup too much power?

    Well I have an avh 3100 and I only have the audio outs for front left, frot right, sw left, sw right, vid in, vid out and a brown rca output.

    I'm also using the PAC OS-4 with non Bose if that matters.



    References:
    [cdc351jeferson][BigSix][viperrgh2][Vecticus]

  6. #6
    bumpasauras's Avatar
    bumpasauras is offline Always Hurtin Ears!!



    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    West. TEXAS
    Posts
    434
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    97 Post(s)

    Re: Is this setup too much power?

    I always put a big amp on my highs and just keep my gains low. I have a Phoenix gold ti500.4 on 4 kappas




Closed Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Is this setup too much strain on this amp?
    By socheap in forum Amplifiers
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-16-2009, 04:43 PM
  2. is this amp too much power
    By 88irocZ in forum Amplifiers
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-11-2006, 07:54 PM
  3. Is this amp too much for this sub?
    By pscmj84 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-11-2004, 09:01 PM
  4. Is this amp too much for this sub?
    By pscmj84 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-09-2004, 04:24 PM
  5. is this amp too much for my sub??
    By iceteebone in forum Amplifiers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-05-2004, 11:32 AM

User Tag List

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum