How Much Power for Good Subwoofer Bass? | Car Audio


Hi my name is Movin On, and I’ve been working
in the field of car audio and mobile electronics for 8 over years. I’ve installed everything from navigation
systems to full car stereo systems, remote starters, alarms, and beyond. To learn more, visit our web site at www.movinon.com. Often times we get asked how much power you
need to get decent bass from your subwoofer, and the answer is, depends on the subwoofer
and depends on how many subwoofers. A good place to start is to look at the specifications
of the subwoofer that you plan on powering. An easy way to check is to check the RMS rating
of the subwoofer that you plan on powering. If the RMS of the subwoofer is 300 watts,
it means that that subwoofer can take 300 watts continuously. In order to find an amplifier that’s gonna
power the subwoofer properly, the best thing to do is to find an amplifier that’s either
300 watts RMS or higher. If you’re using a 500 watt amplifier to power
a 300 watt subwoofer, you’re gonna have plenty of headroom and the amplifier is not going
to have to work very hard to push that subwoofer. But you have to be careful not to turn the
gain on an amplifier too high because you could blow the subwoofer. If you under-power your subwoofer, that is
using an amplifier that’s not as powerful as the RMS of the subwoofer, the amplifier
may overheat, or play distorted. Typically, we recommend going with an amplifier
that’s the same RMS rating as your subwoofer or higher. The power of amplifiers is also rated in RMS
and really what it stands for is the amount of power that that amplifier can produce continuously
without overheating. If you go with a more powerful amplifier than
the subwoofer, you’re gonna have plenty of head room, you’re gonna have a happy amplifier
that’s running cool.

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