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Underpowering sub by 450rms...

Old 12-04-2006, 12:02 PM
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Underpowering sub by 450rms...

I was wondering if underpowering by 400rms is too much.

I currently have a fosgate mono amp putting 200rms and i want to purchase a AUDIOBAHN AW1000N 10" 1200W DVC. It will be runnign at 2ohms. If i underpower this much would it sound worst than if I purchased a sub that had a much lower RMS?

I read about VC heating up due to gains being set too high. I will adjust my gains accordingly, my main concern is if the sub would sound better if i bought a lower RMS sub.

My reason for buying a high RMS sub is because i want room for upgrade and it was the same price as the lower RMS(400rms) sub as well.

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Old 12-05-2006, 12:18 AM
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Any 2ohm sub load will work with your amp....the key for now is getting a fairly efficient driver or drivers to make the most of the power you have....

There's a reason that "1200w" sub is the same price.....I would suggest you get a better quality driver to start out with. If you are planning on upgrading down the road and you have a decent 200w mono amp, you will probably have better luck selling it with a matching sub. Then you can use the money to get a more robust sub and amp, once again matching them up power and quality-wise......

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