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    i have a 1200 watt s channel amp and a 500 watt sub.

    is there a way to reduce the power? or will it be fine like it is?
    they are 12" kicker comp subwoofer and the ssl f2.1200
    thanks!




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    Re: i have a 1200 watt s channel amp and a 500 watt sub.

    Are you running it bridged? If so then ur running 4 ohms bridged. Specs on that amp are 1200x1 br @4ohms...(laughter aside). It has a 25 fuse, which I'm thinking that that amp will put out around 200 watts total. After thumping for a little bit check the sub to make sure it isn't warm(amp also), if not then ur fine, if they are hot turn the gain down on the amp. You should be fine. Hope this helps. Good luck!




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    Re: i have a 1200 watt s channel amp and a 500 watt sub.

    I'd set the gains with a DMM & test tone. With a simple formula, you can determine how much power is being delivered to your sub.




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    Re: i have a 1200 watt s channel amp and a 500 watt sub.

    Yes you can. It's ohms law:




    Also... there is a cool little smart phone app called Audio Toolkit. It has a number of useful calculators in addition to a power calculator.




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