Think I'd blow the subs?


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Username: Mattstlef

Post Number: 1
Registered: Nov-06
Ok i've got a 4000W 2 channel amp that pushs 2000W max per channel and 300W RMS per channel (at .I'm looking at some Fosgate P3 10" subs that are 800W max/ 400W RMS. So heres the dilemma, to me it appears they can handle the RMS but not the Max, so are they going to hold up then blow one day when it hits real hard.

Think I would blow these subs?
Would it be worth trying on some cheap off name subs that are rated for 800W max/400W RMS?
Think these subs might be ok with an amp that is 300W RMS and 1000W max per channel (cause I like them subs)?

I'm new to this stuff so bear with me and thx for any help.

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Username: Killer44

Ontario Canada

Post Number: 742
Registered: Dec-04
max means nothing at all.....

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Username: Mattstlef

Post Number: 2
Registered: Nov-06
So your saying as long as the RMS is within range I shouldnt have to worry about the max...Ok, i'll believe that.

Have any opinions on POWER ACOUSTIK PA-XSL1090 "10" INCH 2000W and POWER ACOUSTIK MOFO series?

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Username: Delsole

Post Number: 983
Registered: Feb-05
i wouldent buy um if thats what your asking

jus cuz u see suttin that says 2000 watts it doesent always mean its loud or that it sounds good.

go post in the sub section you will get more responses

Bronze Member
Username: Oneracistguy


Post Number: 37
Registered: Sep-06
punch subs can take alot trust me we have had a set of p1 12s and they had had about 3-4 times the rms on them before and almost always 2 times the rms

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Username: Chaunb3400

Huntsville, Alabama U.S.

Post Number: 10721
Registered: Jul-05

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Username: Mixneffect

Orangevale, Ca. USA

Post Number: 1244
Registered: Apr-05
Loudness is determined by the human ear, not mathematics.

Our human ear identifies loudness logarithmically. So;

1 Watt is half the volume of 10 Watts.
10 Watts is half the volume of 100 Watts.
100 Watts is half the volume of 1000 Watts.
1000 Watts is half the volume of 10000 Watts.

And so on.

Dont expect your system to be twice as loud when you upgrade from 1000 Watts to 2000 Watts.

Watts is power, not volume.

Volume/loudness is measured in Decibels.

Silver Member
Username: Cadillacdb

Houston , TX

Post Number: 947
Registered: Aug-05
u actually posted this in the wrong area of car audio because this is the bragging area and should include pics in your bragging
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