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    Question Amp Powering the speakers

    Sorry this has been posted alot but ive read up on trying to do the rms power ratings and ive read that the speakers should be powered 75-100% of the rms power ratings? i have these speakers MB Quart RSI 216 Component Systems at Onlinecarstereo.com
    and i see that they have 70 rms but what should i get for an amp because i dont see too many speakers with 70 rms or should i just get one with 100 rms and what is a good model?

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    remember one key point when it comes to speakers. Overdriving is ok.. underdriving will overheat voicecoil and cook a speaker every time.

    Usually I'd say buy as large as you want to pay for or can afford.. You can always turn the gains down or just turn down the volume.
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    You definitely want to buy the most powerful amp you can afford and fit into your space constraints. The headroom will provide better sound and won't sound as "strained" as an amplifier just barely rated for enough power.

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    What's your budget?

    Do you have a sub? Any plans for one?

    Are you planning to run aftermarket rear speakers?
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    my budget is around 200-300 dollars and i do plan on running after market speakers but i dont think i will have a sub.

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    I think a good quality 2x100watt digital amp would be fine. Like what pretty much everyone else said, overpowering your speakers is okay, underpowering is not.






    I've got an Alpine PDX-4.100 driving my speakers and I couldn't be happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitebread989
    my budget is around 200-300 dollars and i do plan on running after market speakers but i dont think i will have a sub.
    Rear speakers should be last on your upgrade list. A sub taking care of the lows will allow your speakers to focus on mids/highs

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