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    Default 500rms monoblock for a 200rms rated sub? Can I do this?

    Ye who are far more experienced than I, please help! Thanks.

    500RMS monoblock for a 200rms rated sub?

    As long as I set the gain safely, is this OK? Or, am I too overpowered anyway?

    it would be a JL 500.1 amp with a rockford sub PS210

    Reason why I would want to do this is fliexibility to add another sub, or a higher power rated sub, etc etc later.

    Please advise this rank neophyte, thanks.

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    careful with the gains and you'll be more than fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxis
    careful with the gains and you'll be more than fine.
    Unless of course you go after that poor 200 watt sub with a few hours of Bass Mechanik or some sustained test tones ;) . Boston Acoustics' "Woofer Cooker" wouldn't be an ideal track either.

    Normal music with common sense gain settings and volume control should be A OK- normal listening shouldn't put too much heat into the voice coil that your sub wouldn't have a chance of dissipating.
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    Yup.

    Think of it like this, a typical car is capable of 120 mph. Does that mean its doing 120 mph all the time? No. Same with an amp. You can hook a 1000 watt amp up to a 50 watt speaker if you wanted to. As long as youre not giving the speaker so much power that it either overheats or overexerts the suspension it will work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Peters
    Normal music with common sense gain settings and volume control should be A OK- normal listening shouldn't put too much heat into the voice coil that your sub wouldn't have a chance of dissipating.

    Totally agree...
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