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Overpowered sub!???!? help!

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alright guys im gonna make this real simple.


i just bought a MTX TA2301 Class D amp which is rated 300rms and 900watts max " supposedly"

and i got this amp to power a 12" sledgehammer sub/enclosure combo i got which says MTX reccomends a 200-300 rms and 600 watt max amp.


my question is, is this amp going to be too much for the sub and fry, or am i good to go?
 



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It doesn't really matter how powerful the amp is, just so long you don't set it too high. Plus, if its a 600 watt max amp, it's probably only 200-300rms.
 






Max/Peak power means nothing...its a useless figure to get people to see a big number and think big power...its just false advertising.
 






alright guys im gonna make this real simple.


i just bought a MTX TA2301 Class D amp which is rated 300rms and 900watts max " supposedly"

and i got this amp to power a 12" sledgehammer sub/enclosure combo i got which says MTX reccomends a 200-300 rms and 600 watt max amp.


my question is, is this amp going to be too much for the sub and fry, or am i good to go?

No it wont if you set your gains propertly, even a less powerfull amp can damage a sub, but your amp and sub are perfect match cause both are 300W rms.
 






Max/Peak power means nothing...its a useless figure to get people to see a big number and think big power...its just false advertising.

^^^ BINGO!

Just stick with the RMS rating. Tune the amp correctly. Don't over power it, you will be fine.
 






Max/Peak power means nothing...its a useless figure to get people to see a big number and think big power...its just false advertising.

well it means nothing until over-excursion of the cone damages the surround, or when the voice coil heats up and separates from the cone.

that being said i do agree with you it is blatant misleading advertising on the part of the majority of manufacturers.
 






More clean power is better than less clipped power.

Even though the subs are rated to handle 300 watts and the amp puts out a max of 300 watts the amp can still easily fry the coils
 






wow thanks for so many replies guys... im a newbie to the car audio world, are there any tips or hints for setting the gains properly that you guys could give me?


also ive been looking at the pictures of your audiosystems on the gallery and noticed some people are putting there amps in the jack box.. is it me or does this sound like it would be a good way to overheat the amp? if not i would be considering this as a way to keep some over the room in the back open and lower the chance that something slams into my amp in the back and breaks it.

also are there any good ways to route the 12v main power lines to the amp that i should know about?

i have a 1999 4x4 XLT explorer

Thanks guys!
 






There are a few variables left unasked and unanswered to give you a good answer to your question.
The power ratings of 300 watts RMS (average power out) doesn't specify what load resistance that was measured at, so if the amp puts out 300 watts into a 4 ohm speaker voice coil load and you have a 2 ohm subwoofer, the speaker will actually be seeing closer to 600 watts of power.
 






okay yes that is true,

The amp is rated 300watts rms at 2ohms and the subwoofer is also a single voice coil rated to take 200-300watts rms at 2ohms
 






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