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Can a 12" Eclipse Alum SW8122 handle 1200w from a PG T1200.1?

 

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Username: Jamesky

Honolulu, HI United States

Post Number: 1
Registered: Jun-05
I originally had a PG tantrum 500.2 running the eclipse, but that burnt out so I'm replacing it with a tantrum 1200.1

I'll keep the gains low, and watch my use of bass boost. Would I be ok? I love the sound of the Alum and dont want to spend money replacing it. Eclipse says 500w rms and 1000w music power handling, so I should be ok?
 

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Username: Taylor17

Kopperl, Texas

Post Number: 2146
Registered: Jan-05
No... I wouldn't recomend it!
What is the subs specs, and the amps specs?
 

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Username: Jamesky

Honolulu, HI United States

Post Number: 2
Registered: Jun-05
Eclipse SW8122.4 (4 Ohms in 1 cu.ft.)
Continuous Power Handling: 500W
Music Power Handling: 1,000W
Fs: 27Hz
Qts: 0.30
DCR: 4.0/coil
Vas: 3.20cuft
Xmax:-(one way) 1.30"

Tantrum 1200.1
Into 4 ohms @ 12.5 V(IASCA/USAC): 250 x 1
Into 4 ohms @ 14.4 Vdc: 1200 x 1
Into 4 ohms @ 14.4 Vdc (Dynamic): 1400 x 1
Recommended Fuse Size: 80 Amps
 

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Username: Taylor17

Kopperl, Texas

Post Number: 2147
Registered: Jan-05
Hmmm, the Eclipse is 4 ohm svc isn't it? and that is rms ratings right?
 

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Username: Jamesky

Honolulu, HI United States

Post Number: 4
Registered: Jun-05
Yeah, I have the 4ohm SVC version and it states 500w RMS, but I wont be sending a 40Hz signal continuously to it for competition or anything like that, just everyday usage.
 

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Username: Jamesky

Honolulu, HI United States

Post Number: 5
Registered: Jun-05
What if I stick a 60amp fuse in there to make sure it doesnt blow. If the fuse keeps popping then I'll downgrade the amp or upgrade to a avalanche or something, but even that doesnt handle 1200w does it? a Brahma?
 

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Username: Invain

Michigan United States

Post Number: 2858
Registered: Aug-04
The amperage in the fuse has nothing to do with the speaker. The amp is gonna push how ever many watts it says it will, depending on how things are wired, and it's gonna pull the corrosponding amount of amps. I can tell you right now, if your running 1200 watts rms, it's gonna be a lot more than 60 amps.
 

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Username: James1115

Wilton, Ct

Post Number: 3392
Registered: Dec-04
yeah it would be about 100 amps
 

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Username: Jamesky

Honolulu, HI United States

Post Number: 6
Registered: Jun-05
Well if I keep the gain/volume/bass boost down, I wont be drawing the max amount of amps. So if I do put a 60amp fuse in there and it doesnt blow, then I should be ok? Wont that be ~650w at 75% efficiency? P=V*I. The Eclipse specs thats 1000w musical power handling, so I should go with that if I'm not sending a max power signal, just everyday peaks. The stock fuse is only 80amps by the way. If this makes so sense then I should just get a better power handling sub?
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