Hi guys, just curious to know that if a system in not matched with, I mean woofers having higher rms and amp having low rms, say SW having 800 or 1000 and amp having 650 or 900, will taht clip? If so atwhich level? An amp which is putting is rated power, at which level of volume will it start to clip??
Also in the case of higher rms amp and lower woofers, at beyond which level, it can cause the sub to blow??
ok heres a simple explanation of how it works, a 1000rms sub will not blow with 500rms UNLESS your amp gain is not matching the pre-out voltage of your head unit. and you turn your head unit past 3/4 generally clipping point for HU's where it sends a square wave to the amp and the amp amplifys the wave and over heats your sub causing it to blow.
if you have a 1000rms amp on a 500rms woofer it all depends on the actuall thermal limits of the sub and the time played, and the temp of the sub to begin with, say it was sitting in a hot car and is already 120 degrees. a quality sub may be able to burp this power but for daily use you dont want to over power it that much. if this was the only choice you have then turn the gain on the amp so the voltage is higher then the actuall voltage of your HU pre outs. and dont turn your HU past 3/4 volume.
thats what i like to do just crank that sh*t up and pound thats why im so concerned cuz i just got a PG 15.0:1 and im gonna run 2 Kappa perfect 12.1s with it and its too much power for then at 2 ohms and i was wondering if i could set my gain way down so that when i have full volume im only putting in about 750 rms on them instead of the full 1000. is this possible?
dude you need to have a good charging system set your gain on your amp to your pre out voltage, and not turn your head unit past 3/4 volume and it will not clip did you even bother to read the other posts. the only way to really tell if it is clipping is look at the waves with an oscilscope(sp?)