How can I ensure I don't blow out my speakers?

MCarbonaro

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Jul 9, 2012
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I have the following set-up:

Head Unit: (1) Pioneer DEH-1300MP

Front: (2) 5.25" JL C2-525x 2-ways (60W RMS)

Rear: (2) 6"x9" JL 690tx 3-ways (70W RMS)

Sub: (1) 12" JL CP112W0v2 ported/ enclosed (300W RMS)

Amp: (1) JL XD700/5 (At 14.4V: 4 x 75W, 1 x 180W)

I spent 20+ hours custom installing this system and want to ensure it lasts as long as it can whilst still allowing this quality set-up to perform at its full potential. I'm hesitant to turn the gain up on any of the channels too far/ all the way because I fear I run the risk of blowing them out. How far can I turn the gains up without damaging the speakers? Should I increase the gain on the front channel to 80% power (outputting at 60W) and tune the rest from there or would I be safe* with cranking it up +15W over the RMS rating of the front speakers?

*Safe as in not damaging the speakers as well as not creating distortion.

 

Sub Woofin

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you will damage the amp if you set the gains improperly

 

goingdef

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well the #1 way to ensure they last as long as possible is going to be NOT to hook them up!

and yes I realize that doesn't help you in any way!

J/K set your gains a hair over you will be fine.

 

MCarbonaro

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well the #1 way to ensure they last as long as possible is going to be NOT to hook them up!

and yes I realize that doesn't help you in any way!

J/K set your gains a hair over you will be fine.
kthnxbai...But okay thanks //content.invisioncic.com/y282845/emoticons/tongue.gif.6130eb82179565f6db8d26d6001dcd24.gif

 

goingdef

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mine are rated at 125 but i have them set for 225 each and had to bypass the tweeter protection and they have been just fine for quite a while now.

 

Sub Woofin

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Thanks Captain Obvious lol. That doesn't help me in any way.
awww shucks

 

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