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How many watts can a sub take?

 

Dean 87
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If a 15" sub is 600 Watt RMS Power 1200 Watt Peak Power. Then how many watts can it take?
 

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Username: Theelfkeeper

Stockbridge, GA USA

Post Number: 279
Registered: Feb-05
it'll take 1200 watts of clean power, depending on the brand. some are underrated, some are overrated.
 

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Username: Mad_at_madd

Chico, CA USA

Post Number: 12
Registered: Apr-05
Brandon is correct however it should be stated that those speakers can only handle anything over 600 watts for short periods of time. The speaker will not handle a continuous 1200watts and will blow if you try.
 

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Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 7549
Registered: Dec-03
the RMS power handling tells you how much continuous power the speaker can handle without thermal damage.
the peak rating tells you how much the coils can handle in a burst without melting.
generally match the RMS rating of the sub to the RMS rating of the amp, at the given load.
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