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    another rendition of "overpower vs underpower"

    i know versions of this issue are everywhere, but i want a specific answer.

    what are the chances of me blowing a 10" infinity reference sub (model: 1060w, rated RMS: 275w) with a kicker dx300.2 amp (300w RMS) in a sealed box?

    i dont crank my music too loud, so i thought i would be fine till i read that kicker amps are usually underrated. but then again sealed enclosures can "handle more power".

    what do you experts think?







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    Re: another rendition of "overpower vs underpower"

    in your configuration all day long on a clean signal. those subs do not like ported daily. we blew so many of the 12s.




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    Re: another rendition of "overpower vs underpower"

    don't clip the amp, you're fine



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    Re: another rendition of "overpower vs underpower"

    I have always run my subs at higher power than what is rated just make sure you get a close match on RMS not Peak. Don't clip the signal and it will be fine.



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    Re: another rendition of "overpower vs underpower"

    You'll be just fine as long as you don't go crazy with the gain. Those are nice subs very clean.




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    Re: another rendition of "overpower vs underpower"

    Quote Originally Posted by i2ain2thunder View Post
    You'll be just fine as long as you set the gain properly. Those are nice subs very clean.
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    Re: another rendition of "overpower vs underpower"

    Yeah no clipping and you'll be fine.. You're right to be concerned though from my experience those subs blow quickly with too much power or clipping.




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    Re: another rendition of "overpower vs underpower"

    Set it up with a dmm for the wattage needed should b ok




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    Re: another rendition of "overpower vs underpower"

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert 2001 View Post
    Set it up with a dmm for the wattage needed should b ok
    you mean a multimeter? how would i do that? im kind of new at this..

    and as for setting the gain, are the instructions on crutchfield correct?




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    Re: another rendition of "overpower vs underpower"

    I've been partial to the gain setting tutorial on jl auxins website



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    Re: another rendition of "overpower vs underpower"

    Quote Originally Posted by dumple View Post
    I've been partial to the gain setting tutorial on jl auxins website
    thanks for the tip, do you have a link?




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    Re: another rendition of "overpower vs underpower"

    Quote Originally Posted by pilotdog68 View Post
    thanks for the tip, do you have a link?
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    Re: another rendition of "overpower vs underpower"

    My buddy has two 12" Inf references in a ported box and a ~440 watt Kenwood amp, sounds good for what it is. I don't think it really likes that ported box since the impedance readings from both are at like 6 ohms so something weird happened.



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