Too much power


Bronze Member
Username: Sleepyvw

Omaha, NE USA

Post Number: 41
Registered: Jan-06
i purchased an alpine type r thinking it was rated at 500wrms but i guess it was an older version rated at 300wrms. I bought an alpine m650 amp (600wrms) for it. will this be too much power for this sub? also, what are some possible consequences that may occur? thanks

Gold Member
Username: B101

Queen City, NC USA

Post Number: 2300
Registered: Sep-05
it will be just fine... :-)
just set gains properly, and have a good chargin system...

Bronze Member
Username: Sleepyvw

Omaha, NE USA

Post Number: 42
Registered: Jan-06
so doubling the amount of rms power to the sub will be absolutely ok as long as i set the gains properly

Silver Member
Username: Fiber

Post Number: 137
Registered: Mar-06
yes just dont turn the gain past halfway

Silver Member
Username: N2audio

Lawrence, Ks USA

Post Number: 803
Registered: Mar-04
"yes just dont turn the gain past halfway"
That depends entirely on the HU - 1/2 could be WAY too much.

The point is - the amp's gain and the HU's volume control power to the sub. If you want to damage it I'm sure you can. If you want it to last a long time that can be done about as easily.

Gold Member
Username: Rovin

Trinidad & T...

Post Number: 7314
Registered: Jul-05
i fully agree with him ^^^^^^^

it all depends on the way the gains controls are layed out in each brand etc ....

Gold Member
Username: Rzarector

Coquitlam, Bc Canada

Post Number: 1050
Registered: Dec-04
you will want to set the gains correctly to your head unit and then down some more, that sub doesnt handle 500+ watts very good ive tried :p and it died after bout a week

Bronze Member
Username: Sleepyvw

Omaha, NE USA

Post Number: 43
Registered: Jan-06
with this amp should i just go ahead and purchase the newer 05 models?
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