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This is a discussion on 02 WRX - MTX Subs + Audio Upgrade within the Electronics/Car Audio forums, part of the Interior Mods category; Originally Posted by ExternalUse Interesting, would you mind explaining why? Someone mentioned that I needed a 1000 watt amp if ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExternalUse View Post
    Interesting, would you mind explaining why? Someone mentioned that I needed a 1000 watt amp if I got a 1000 watt sub, so I am unclear. Here is a link to the deal that amazon is having, which I am interested in buying.
    The designation of 1000 watts is basically an advertising gimmick. It designates that the sub can handle a maximum burst of 1000 watts. Not 1000watts RMS, it's RMS rating is probably more like 300-400 WRMS. To effectively drive the sub for maximum volume you probably need less than 50 watts RMS. You only need max power for exceptionally low frequency bursts of 30Hz or less.
    By the way you cannot hear a frequency tone of 30Hz or below inside the car due to the length of the sign wave being greater than 20 feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1oldman View Post
    The designation of 1000 watts is basically an advertising gimmick. It designates that the sub can handle a maximum burst of 1000 watts. Not 1000watts RMS, it's RMS rating is probably more like 300-400 WRMS. To effectively drive the sub for maximum volume you probably need less than 50 watts RMS. You only need max power for exceptionally low frequency bursts of 30Hz or less.
    By the way you cannot hear a frequency tone of 30Hz or below inside the car due to the length of the sign wave being greater than 20 feet.
    Thanks for clearing it up in such detail... should have paid more attention in my classes ><

    Know of any good guides that'll baby me through this installation? Preferably something you guys have used before, instead of linking to random ones found online

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