Can i run the 12w7 in the H.O. wedge box with the 500/1 amp or should i stick with the 10w7 in a H.O. Wedge Box? I know the 500/1 is underated but needed some feedback on this. Here is a link to the H.O. Wedge boxes specs.
i wouldn't reccomend running it for that long, if you plan on upgrading the amp soon, you should be fine for a while, but yes you are underpowering the sub. if your gonne keep the 500/1, get the 10W7 H.O.
Clipping destroys subs, if you underpower and avoid clipping, your sub will last just as long as it would with the level of power needed for maximum excursion. Doesn't matter if you clip with less or more than rated power, it will kill the sub just as easy due to the DC voltage and high distortion produced. Ported boxes handle more power anywhere above tuning, it's just that they're more efficient, which leads them to be recommended more for low power setups too. It's all dependant on how loud you want to get, the 12W7 will still get louder than the 10W7 with that level of power. You just won't get every little ounce of potential out of it.
Ive decided to stay with the 10W7 H.O. wedge box and run it off the 500/1. For my componants in the front i went with the image dynamics cxs62 and im gonna power them with the ppi art 300.2 and use a batcap in place of caps. IM using the eclipse cd8454 for the HU. Am i missing anything else? What gauge power wire do i wanna run if its going in a sedan? What do i wanna set my HU crossovers too? jonathan help me out since you have that eclipse. Help me tune this thing..thanks