Subwoofer and Amplifier Combinations

When installing your car audio system, the right subwoofer and amplifier combination is imparative to the longivity and efficiency of your system.

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By wiring your subs to a high impedence,  it will reduce the amount of output from the amplifier to adjust to your subwoofers rated capabilites. How to wire up and down is a very exact process that should be done with the consulation of a professional.  For the purposes of making a purchase decision a basic knowledge of D2 versus D4 is required.  Subwoofers are made in D2 or D4 providing a few wiring options in regards to impedence.

Understanding RMS versus Peak power of a subwoofer is critical to powering a subwoofer properly which will not only manifest opitimal performance but longevitiy as well. 

For more on subwoofer and amplifier matching check out this video from Sonic Electronix:

RMS stands for Root Mean Square, the amount of power a subwoofer can handle consistantly, such as while playing music daily.  Peak power is what the sub has been rated to take during short burst such as a burp.