I've seen this done with significant (and I mean significant) decrease in need of gain to achieve desired results. Couple of questions for the gurus.... Is there an increased load on the sub? Is the amp more likely to have problems? Common sense will tell you that the amp will run cooler and take less battery, but the wattage has to come from somewhere. When it sounds to good to be true.... it usually is. Should I wire a JL 10w3d4 normally with 300 continuous watts or this RCA impersonator set at less gain? Thanks in advance!!! This message board rulz!!!