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Posted by 97cam502 on 11-27-2005 11:40 PM:
i bought a refurb directed 1500d from ikesound and i think somethings wrong with it. it says it puts out 425 watt rms @ 4 ohm so i hooked it up to a jensen 10" in a .85 cubic feet box and it pushed it but not as hard as i thought it would. i was wonderin if theres any way i can test the wattage.
Posted by creyc on 11-30-2005 02:53 AM:
Theres no way that jensen 10" can handle 400+ watts rms. Try it with a larger sub. I've found directed often underrates their amps.
as for testing it, not easily. You can put a few 100 watt light blubs on it as a resistive load and measure the voltage. Then use ohms law to solve for wattage if you're feeling nerdy. heh.
Posted by mmmadog on 12-01-2005 03:29 PM:
Why couldnt that 10 handle 400 watts? As long as its clean power and the box is designed right
Posted by creyc on 12-01-2005 03:37 PM:
check the reference sheet for your sub but I had thought jensen recommends much less, around 200 max. I've known to be wrong before though...
Posted by 97cam502 on 12-01-2005 10:29 PM:
i know it handles more. i just hooked it up because it was laying around. its in a walmart box cuz i got it all for free. i was just sayin if i was giving that little 10 425 watts rms it should have be moving more than it was