another rendition of "overpower vs underpower"


pilotdog68

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Jun 2, 2011
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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?

 

treesive

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Mar 15, 2011
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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.

 

bubbagumper6

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You'll be just fine as long as you set the gain properly. Those are nice subs very clean.
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i2ain2thunder

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Mar 15, 2011
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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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pilotdog68

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Jun 2, 2011
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Omaha
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?

 

Wingman0121

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Mar 1, 2010
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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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