Required Speaker RMS with Factory Decks

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  1. matrix243

    matrix243 My body, is ready.

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    I own a 98 F-150 reg. cab, and I'm looking at replacing the factory door speakers. I know very little when it comes to speaker specs. There's a set of 3-way polk dx7 6x8's that look good. Their running 40RMS and 130watts peak. My factory speakers are 25RMS I think, but not sure what specs are for the factory deck. Can anyone give me some insight into what to look for?
     
  2. Simple

    Simple Sexy Beatch

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    it's ok to underpower your speakers. it's when you turn the gains up on AMPS that fuck you over etc.

    and if you have a factory deck don't worry about a thing. but a real amp would sound 10x better
     
  3. Guest

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    You can get some very nice CD headunits for like $180 bucks now
     
  4. Axilrod

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    Actually subs blow more often from underpowering them. You crank it up, and the amp is trying so hard the power becomes more and more distorted. I've seen it happen a million times. And yes the speakers will sound much better with an amp on them.
     
  5. MyBigNut

    MyBigNut www.trymynuts.com

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  6. There is clipping which will run raw DC over your voice coils and fry them. Running an amp at above say 3/4 is not really recommended for long periods, speakers that are clipping will sound like they are distorting.
     
  7. LOUDSYSTEM

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    so its not under powering that killed them its the distortion ;)
     

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