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Old 8th May 2008, 07:39 AM   #1
Reptile is offline Reptile  United States
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Hi I am Chuck I am new to the board. I recently bought me a

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=7788881

Stereo kit from walmart. It has a 45 x 4 watt with four channels I think. The speakers are rated at 300 watts peak power for the 6x9's. What does this mean, can I run 300 watts to each speaker or what? Also can I bridge my stereo? Let me know please I would like to beef this baby up if possible. I only got the two 6x9's hooked up to some closed boxes in my extended cab Chevy. I want to know if I can use my current cd player and kick up the power by bridgeing it. Also what does 300 watts peak mean? Thanks for all the help.
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Old 8th May 2008, 10:22 AM   #2
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Hi,

The 4 outputs alre likely already bridged and therefore cannot be bridged.

300W peak is basically meaningless.

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Old 8th May 2008, 10:23 AM   #3
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a structure for crossing a river?
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Old 8th May 2008, 10:49 AM   #4
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Also what does 300 watts peak mean?
It means they can take 300 watts for about 0.01 second. Any more than that and they break up into little pieces
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Old 8th May 2008, 10:57 AM   #5
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It means they can take 300 watts for about 0.01 second. Any more than that and they break up into little pieces
Is it as long as 10mS?
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Old 8th May 2008, 11:20 AM   #6
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Yeh, it's amazing that these marketing guys are allowed to pass off some crappy little 2W rms amp as a 300w PMPO monster.
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Old 8th May 2008, 11:25 AM   #7
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It's even more remarkable how gullible we are.

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Old 8th May 2008, 11:54 AM   #8
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Is it as long as 10mS?
That's one full in-and-out motion at 100hz

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Old 8th May 2008, 05:04 PM   #9
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I'll move this thread to car audio before hell breaks loose.

Your question is a valid one Reptile, and the best advice I can give is to read about the subject.
As others pointed out, you probably won't be able to bridge that amp and yes, power figures are often exaggerated by at least a factor 10 in such competitive designs.
Our member Perry Babin has a wonderful website:
http://www.bcae1.com/

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