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Old 09-28-2006, 11:40 AM
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overpowering Focals?

Hey all
I've got a set of Focal 165v2's that i'm going to install in my car and they are rated at 75rms @4 and I was planning on biamping them with my kicker 650.4 however just looking at its ratings its rated at [email protected]
Am I safe to assume that this would be just too much for the Focals to handle? overpowering them by what? 45w rms to mids and tweets each...

thoughts?

I obviously don't want to blow the Focals hence posting to ask before I wire it up.

Thank you (yet again)
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:46 AM
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You can never have to much power. Just watch the volume ****.
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by AAAAAAA
You can never have to much power. Just watch the volume ****.
ok just wanted to make sure.
ya for tweets getting 120w each...lol
should sound great. I'm pumped about these Focals
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:12 PM
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I run my TN-52's 125w a piece.....sound great!
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:20 PM
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You can actually have too much power and that is the root cause of failure of a voice coil in all cases. Provided the speaker can dissipate the excess heat generated by the excess power, all is well. If it cannot, chalk up one blown speaker. Keep the gains turned down and watch the volume, allow the speaker time to cool down.
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Originally Posted by smooth
ok just wanted to make sure.
ya for tweets getting 120w each...lol
should sound great. I'm pumped about these Focals
Since tweeters get so little of the over all audible band, they dont actually get that much power.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:51 PM
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with an eq the 52 tweets can run 150 with out an eq 15
you can run alot of power to speakers if you know what you are going if you do not know what you are doing let a good shop do it
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Originally Posted by theboy
I run my TN-52's 125w a piece.....sound great!
Is that taking into consideration the tn52's are 8 ohm ?
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Old 09-28-2006, 04:31 PM
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No I never even though of that,but regardless they are getting alot of power.However you do need to watch your crossover points and eq setings when biamping(or bypassing the passive x-over)
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