Originally Posted by kevmatic
Well, you can't run a 1000w RMS amp off of a 500W PSU. no matter what wiring you have. If the amplifier is actually capable of 1000W, that is: A watt is a unit of power, can you can't just "conjure" that extra 500W from the wiring! If you did actually get use a 1000W amp and a corresponding speaker array for it (no single cone can handle that, don't care about marketing BS), you'd be shocked at the size and power. It's almost 1.5 horsepower, and is an IMMENSE amount of heat. Imagine sticking a 900W heater in your sub box (speakers are almost never more than 10% efficient).... It would roast the speaker and the box!
Chances are, your amplifier has never produced 1000W, even for a second.
While you seem to know good info on electricity, I don't think you're super knowledgeable in car audio.
I could list of tons of subs that easily handle over 1000 watts. And a true 1000 watts of power.
My Fi SSD 18", 2 ohm DVC, is rated at 800 watts and sees 1200+watts every day. The amplifier supplying the power is a Sundown Audio SAX-1200D. Their numbers are typically underrated, as proven by tons of benches.
Wired at 1 ohm, it's definitely seeing 1200 watts + when it calls for it. Of course I'm not saying it's constantly seeing 1200 watts every second its playing, but it definitely does at times.
Current model of the SSD, specs:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Fs: 27.6 Hz | 27.6 Hz
Re: 0.7 Ohms/coil | 1.4 Ohms/coil
Qms: 9.56 | 9.56
Qes: .47 | .47
Qts: .45 | .45
Mms:338g | 338g
Cms: 0.098mm/N | 0.098mm/N
Sd: 1210cm^2 | 1210cm^2
Vas: 201.4 l | 201.4 l
Spl: 91.4dB 1W/1m | 91.4dB 1W/1m
Bl: 13.1 N/A | 18.7 N/A
The SSD isn't even their best sub. The Fi SP4 can see 3000watts easy. No these aren't BS ratings, nor are the amps "peak" power (which is a nonsense term that is used by ****ty amp manufacturers).
Old thread I know, but I felt some people should know that there is real quality car audio out their plenty capable of high power.