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    Obsidian power handling ?

    I was wondering what an obsidian 12 on their website, could handle with Watts. Is it more or less than what the site says? Keep in mind i dont wanna be replacing them ever. haha. thanks







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    Re: Obsidian power handling ?

    they're underrated (so i hear)... they can take more (so i hear)...



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    Re: Obsidian power handling ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BoomBoxStereo View Post
    they're underrated (so i hear)... they can take more (so i hear)...
    Alright haha do you know a genereal number? like 800 or 1000 watt?




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    Re: Obsidian power handling ?

    Quote Originally Posted by headshoothoncho View Post
    Alright haha do you know a genereal number? like 800 or 1000 watt?
    Depends bro ...




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    Re: Obsidian power handling ?

    I've seen a pair of 18's take 3kw with no problems. ( the obsidian audio crx demo vehicle in person).




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    Re: Obsidian power handling ?

    A lot goes into play when asking how much power it can take. In a box built to spec, id say you can give it 800-1000 given the power is CLEAN. Ie. setting gains properly with a Oscope or dmm.




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    Re: Obsidian power handling ?

    600-800 clamped is about all I would give them. They are not high power handling subs, they're made to get loud/sound good of lower power levels.

    I had the pleasure of reconing 10 18's last year. Set up was being pushed near the limit powerwise and dude played some clipped to death song, unwound coils on all of them....




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    Re: Obsidian power handling ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mlstrass View Post
    600-800 clamped is about all I would give them. They are not high power handling subs, they're made to get loud/sound good of lower power levels.

    I had the pleasure of reconing 10 18's last year. Set up was being pushed near the limit powerwise and dude played some clipped to death song, unwound coils on all of them....
    This^. Stick with 600-800 watts. They are designed to use the power effeciently rather than soak up huge amounts of power. They CAN handle a bit over rated power, but that doesn't mean you need to push it.



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    Re: Obsidian power handling ?

    Quote Originally Posted by headshoothoncho View Post
    Alright haha do you know a genereal number? like 800 or 1000 watt?
    i've heard of people giving 1000 watts to a single 12 daily... but then again idk how long that sub will last him. i would only do about 800 or 900 though, but yeah depends on the application



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    Re: Obsidian power handling ?

    700-1000 depending on box and clean power!




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    Re: Obsidian power handling ?

    I have run Obsidian and I am going back to Obsidian. My recommendation is 600 watts daily and up to 1200 watts for short burst. This was on the Version 1. The voice coils would get warm very quickly over 600 watts rms daily. The new Version 2 has better cooling so I could definitely see them handling 800 watts daily and up to 1500 watts short burst.




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    Re: Obsidian power handling ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BoomBoxStereo View Post
    i've heard of people giving 1000 watts to a single 12 daily... but then again idk how long that sub will last him. i would only do about 800 or 900 though, but yeah depends on the application
    alright thanks! do you think one obsidian 12 on 800 watts will be as loud as an alpine type x 10" ? if both are tuned to around 32hz ported?




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    Quote Originally Posted by headshoothoncho View Post
    alright thanks! do you think one obsidian 12 on 800 watts will be as loud as an alpine type x 10" ? if both are tuned to around 32hz ported?
    on the same power? it'd be safe to assume that the 12 will get louder being that it has more cone area than the 10



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    Re: Obsidian power handling ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mlstrass View Post
    600-800 clamped is about all I would give them. They are not high power handling subs, they're made to get loud/sound good of lower power levels.

    I had the pleasure of reconing 10 18's last year. Set up was being pushed near the limit powerwise and dude played some clipped to death song, unwound coils on all of them....
    I wouldn't Gove it more than 800 either...



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    Re: Obsidian power handling ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BoomBoxStereo View Post
    i've heard of people giving 1000 watts to a single 12 daily... but then again idk how long that sub will last him. i would only do about 800 or 900 though, but yeah depends on the application
    Is it 1000 watt amp, or is it 1000 clamped watts? Huge difference.




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