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    Overpowering a sub

    Is it safe to overpower a sub by 150 watts?







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    Re: Overpowering a sub

    Depends on the sub and if the amp is capable of sending that signal without being clipped. What sub/amp are you looking at running?



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    Re: Overpowering a sub

    It's a jbl gto 10" 350rms 1400 max with a kenwood 1000 max 500rms




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    Re: Overpowering a sub

    You'll be fine. The KW will probably go to about 400W before it starts clipping which will be fine. Just to be safe, what's the model number of the Kenwood?



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    Re: Overpowering a sub

    Kac-8105 when I turn the volume up to what i normally listen to the sub doesn't put out much bass




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    Re: Overpowering a sub

    That has more to do with how your sub is wired and what enclosure it's sitting in. To get the most power out of that amp, you should be wired in parallel (2ohms). Otherwise the most that sub will see out of the amp is 300W. I'm guessing it's the enclosure.

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    Also check your HU and amp settings to make sure you're not double-filtering. LPF should be set to about 80Hz and make sure the sub level on the HU isn't all the way down.



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    Re: Overpowering a sub

    It's running at 2ohms and I have the hu set to through the box is .9 ft^3 sealed




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    Re: Overpowering a sub

    You should get a ported box. A 10 in a sealed box on ~350 will not be loud.




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    Re: Overpowering a sub

    It's running on 500 but if I did get a ported then it wouldn't be able to handle as much power before bottoming out would it




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    Re: Overpowering a sub

    it would still be fine on the power in a ported box as long as it has a good signal



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    Re: Overpowering a sub

    Ok what size would I need and what should it be tuned to




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    Re: Overpowering a sub

    James Bond?




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    Re: Overpowering a sub

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    James Bond?
    double 07 is a box builder that belongs to this forum. He can help you with your box questions.




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    Re: Overpowering a sub

    Lol no I'm shouting out to one of the resident box builders on the forum. He'll help you out



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