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    Speaker power handling- is it important?

    I have a set of 6.5 Memphis M-class up front, and a 6x9 set in the rear. They're 50 watts rms at 4 ohms, and I'm thinking of picking up a RF 2 channel that does 200@2. I know the speakers would be handling double the power, but I've never really messed with speakers much, and was wondering if the power handling on them is extremely important. Any help would be great!



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    Re: Speaker power handling- is it important?

    bump. anybody?



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    Re: Speaker power handling- is it important?

    Quote Originally Posted by alec14 View Post
    I have a set of 6.5 Memphis M-class up front, and a 6x9 set in the rear. They're 50 watts rms at 4 ohms, and I'm thinking of picking up a RF 2 channel that does 200@2. I know the speakers would be handling double the power, but I've never really messed with speakers much, and was wondering if the power handling on them is extremely important. Any help would be great!
    You don't have to run 200W to them. It's not a switch, 200W or 0W, an amp is a very variable, dynamic, piece of gear. You can either turn the level down for those channels on your head unit, or when you tune gains, just tune them for 60W or something like that. It's never bad to have headroom. Just be smart and recognize when you are approaching the limits of the speakers.



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    Re: Speaker power handling- is it important?

    Quote Originally Posted by gckless View Post
    You don't have to run 200W to them. It's not a switch, 200W or 0W, an amp is a very variable, dynamic, piece of gear. You can either turn the level down for those channels on your head unit, or when you tune gains, just tune them for 60W or something like that. It's never bad to have headroom. Just be smart and recognize when you are approaching the limits of the speakers.
    Okay, thank you! That's what I was hoping to hear, lol



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    Re: Speaker power handling- is it important?

    Work/energy produces heat. Some claim their speakers can do twice the rating and they probably can for a limited amount of time but then after a while of overheating the voice coil it fails. Easy on the gains and volume and you will be good



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    Re: Speaker power handling- is it important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstroker View Post
    Work/energy produces heat. Some claim their speakers can do twice the rating and they probably can for a limited amount of time but then after a while of overheating the voice coil it fails. Easy on the gains and volume and you will be good
    Okay, good to know. Right now they're being powered by an old school Pioneer 4 channel, and I was just looking to give em a bit more power.



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    Re: Speaker power handling- is it important?

    What gckless said is true for subs too. You can have a 5k amp and make it only give out 1000rms.



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    Re: Speaker power handling- is it important?

    Quote Originally Posted by FamousMassacre View Post
    What gckless said is true for subs too. You can have a 5k amp and make it only give out 1000rms.
    Okay, good to know. Thanks



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