Bronze MemberUsername: Singhsane
Scarborough, Toronto Canada
Post Number: 32
Size: 6 x 9
Sensitivity: 91 dB
Frequency Response: 50-21,000 Hz
Recommended RMS Power: 100W
Peak Power Handling: 300W
Impedance: 4 ohms
Alrite so then he goes to tell me that hes running the same speakers in his car and hes feeding them a "clean" 1200 Watts RMS...is that possible???....also i asked him how the infinity perfect series speakers would compare with these speakers and he said they were exactly the same cuz there both the same company, true???
Silver MemberUsername: 54danny54
Post Number: 398
Gold MemberUsername: Jonathan_f
Post Number: 4075
Anythings possible, but it's just stupid to put 1200 watts RMS on a pair of free air 6x9s. Don't get me wrong, I am a firm believer in overpowering speakers and giving a good bit of headroom, but 12x the rated power of some 6x9s is just ridiculous. The oval shape of 6x9s lead them to distort much quicker and to a higher degree than cone speakers, plus the fact that you'll realize their full potential with the rated power. 6x9s aren't designed to be high end either, they're designed for fairly good all around performance. The motor designs, linearity, suspension all aren't among the best in most cases. Those speakers will blow from either thermal damage or reaching mechanical limits with fractions of the power that a 1200 watt amp puts out, you'd have to really be careful with it. I'd do 200 at most(and still be careful with it as free air speakers can easily reach their limits much easier than a speaker in an enclosure), if I were to put any more, I'd do it on either front component speakers or look at getting a sub. If you're putting 1200W RMS on something, make sure it's a sub.
"also i asked him how the infinity perfect series speakers would compare with these speakers and he said they were exactly the same cuz there both the same company, true???"
That's like saying a Chevette is the same as a Corvette because Chevy makes both of them. There is a large difference between JBL and Infinity, while they are both owned by Harmon-Kardon, they still differ in engineering and the types of people that they are aiming toward. Perfects are the better speaker for sound quality, they get pretty loud too.