too much power?

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  1. jroach

    jroach Veteran Member

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    in my camaro, I am running a pair of alpine bass line 10s. they are currently being powered by a junk sony explod amp. i think its supposed to be 850 watts peak. I have a brand new lanzar 3000 watt class d mono block that i could use. is this amp too much for my subwoofers? i also have the maxpro 12 inch speakers that are the same series as this amp and the magnets are bigger than my boxes, lol. i don't want to blow my speakers just because im trying to be cheap.
    edit; i do realize that i would need to upgrade my power and grounds to accomodate the bigger amplifier
     
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    CDesperado Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You need to know the watts per channel for these speakers, and the actual RMS number for the speakers. (The marketing verbiage for amplifier power is often over-stating the number that really matters, which is RMS.)
    https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/rms-vs-peak-power-when-comparing-speakers/

    You may have better luck asking this question in an audio-specific forum. The first thing running through my mind is the alternator and battery upgrade that you would need to do.
     
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    You can over power the subs, just make sure you tune your gains on the lower side to start.

    As mentioned, it wouldn't be a bad idea to make sure you are running appropriate power and ground wire from your battery to match current draw.
     

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