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Thread: 50 rms louder than 200rms?

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    50 rms louder than 200rms?

    Ok, I have 2 amps. One of them is 50rms x 2channels and the second one is 80rms x channel.
    I connected my 50rms amp to 2 subs. So, as i understand both are running 50 rms.
    Now the weird thing is that when i bridge my second amp (80 x ch, or 200 bridged) the sub hits less and is quieter, any ideas why?

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    One puts 50rms to 1 sub and the other amp is putting 200 (bridged). 50rms is louder and hits harder!!!!!!!!!

    Hope i made it more clear

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    maybe the 50rms amp is under-rated, and actually putting out more power.

    or

    the 80rms is over-rated and putting out less power.

    * I assume that both amps are rated power at the same speaker impedance (ohms)..
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    Quote Originally Posted by pulsarsimon View Post
    maybe the 50rms amp is under-rated, and actually putting out more power.

    or

    the 80rms is over-rated and putting out less power.

    * I assume that both amps are rated power at the same speaker impedance (ohms)..
    yes, both are rated at the same speaker impedance.
    Also, both are pioneer, so, i would guess that are rated the same way.
    Any other thoughts?

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    gain levels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bratnetwork View Post
    gain levels?
    I played with both amps for few minutes until it was the loudest or hit the hardest i could get it to.

    Any suggestions on those? Im kinda a newb :P

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    it could also be that what you perceive as "louder" may only be more distortion.

    what are the brand/models of the 2 amps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pulsarsimon View Post
    it could also be that what you perceive as "louder" may only be more distortion.

    what are the brand/models of the 2 amps?
    both are pioneer

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    Same sub or different sub? Could be more/less sensative...

    Are you sure that 200rms isn't peak??

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    It could realy be distortion, which makes the 50W amp sound loder. Are amp models the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justchat_1 View Post
    Same sub or different sub? Could be more/less sensative...

    Are you sure that 200rms isn't peak??
    Same sub
    Yes, its 200 rms.

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