Speaker and Amplifier Matching
Hey everbody... Havent been around in a bit... but ive been planning out a whole new system... Hopefully it will be planned completely by the end of the school year that way possibly (funds willing) I will be able to put it together this summer...
My question is as follows... When it comes to Speaker and Amplifier matching how close do you want the ratings to be.
I've been looking at alpine's line of PDX amplifiers. They have 1000W RMS mono amp at 150W per channel RMS 4 CH amp and a 150 W per channel RMS 2 CH amp.
If I were to match a Alpine PDX 4.150 with a compontent speaker system with a nominal power rating of 75 RMS (per channel)... Is the amp way to much for the component system? Would I damage the speakers? I know that at times underpowering a system can lead to clipping and damage and obviously over powering can blow things. But if the amp's gain is set properly, granted the greatest potential of the amp will not be reached but would the speakers get damaged?
Does anyone know about a 2 or 3 speaker component system that has a nominal power rating of 150w?
Also as subs go... If i were to put two R-type 12" subs on a PDX 1.1000 (wired for 4 ohm at the amp) It would in theory send 500W to each sub. Considering the sub has a RMS of 200W - 500W... Could long playing eventually damage the subs? Also, If I put 2 X-type subs (500W-1000W RMS) would i just be wasting the sub?
Does anyone know a good 12" sub that has an optimal RMS rating of 500W?
Possibly the JL 12W6v2 (150W - 750W RMS)?