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    10 Watts Over Powering Bad?

    I have 4 alpine speakers rated at 30 watts rms and an amp rated at 40 watts rms and was wondering if this is bad for the speakers? Or should it be fine?
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    Re: 10 Watts Over Powering Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by DMBolt8
    I have 4 alpine speakers rated at 30 watts rms and an amp rated at 40 watts rms and was wondering if this is bad for the speakers? Or should it be fine?
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    it's fine but read the gain setting tutorial. more speakers blow because of clipping then simply overpowering them




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    Re: 10 Watts Over Powering Bad?

    ^x2
    Heat is the great killer of subs and speakers. Overpowering them can create more heat, but not near as much as clipping will. For reference, a 100 watt speaker will live longer with 125 watts of clean power than 75 watts of clipped power. Seeing as Alpine is anything but overrated, I'm gonna take a shot in the dark and say you won't have any trouble at all with those speakers.




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    Re: 10 Watts Over Powering Bad?

    i over power my component speakers by like 60watts each and have no problems...if u set ur gain right and dont clip ur speakers u wont have problems.




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    Re: 10 Watts Over Powering Bad?

    yeah my fronstage amp is rated 270 x2 going to a set that handles 110rms per side- carefully set your gains



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