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GreyStreet
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May 27, 8:25am - #187037 
Speaker Question

I currently have 2 10" 500W subs w/a 480W amp. I've been wanting to upgrade for some time now and am wondering would it be better to get one 12" 800W to use w/my current amp, or go ahead and get 2 of them?


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May 27, 8:30am - #187038 
Well if you want to keep your current amp I'd say just go with 1, otherwise they will probably be slightly underpowered, which is almost as bad as overpowering them. thumbsup

EDIT: Actually bad for the sub, not just the sound.

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May 27, 8:31am - #187039 
What ohm ratings are your subs? And are they single, dual, or quad? Personally I would upgrade the amp too.

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May 27, 8:31am - #187040 
Originally Posted by FloydianSlip6
Well if you want to keep your current amp I'd say just go with 1, otherwise they will probably be slightly underpowered, which is almost as bad as overpowering them. thumbsup


Actually underpowering a sub is worse them overpowering.

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May 27, 9:42am - #187041 
pretty sure they're 4 ohm single...how powerful an amp would you reccomend? btw, here's the speakers i'm looking at getting
http://www.circuitcity.com/detail.jsp?c=...d=-8871&m=0


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May 27, 9:45am - #187042 
not bad, get a rockford D class

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May 27, 9:55am - #187043 
You can wire them down to 2 ohms then just get a 1600 watt amp(at 2 ohms) and run the hell out of them.

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May 27, 9:57am - #187044 
My bad. Thats peak power handeling...get an something like an 800 to 1000 watt amp. Subs can always use a bit extra power.

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