Originally Posted by buzzbomber88le
the bigger amp the more bump thus causing you to only hear bass! with a small amp you will have bump but will still be able to have clarity. Big amps like I'ma say 1000wt and who cares wich brand will cause distortion I have owned a memphis bell and it was great but wasnt as clear as the 500wt I have now. thus I say bigger amps are for all out competition or breaking windows but if you want a great sounding system you could have both small and big amps.
ah, ok that makes more sense. just depends on how much bass you like to have. But if you like a lot of bass but can hear nothing but bass, you can upgrade your front speakers and amp those. I like to buy amps that are quite a bit above the RMS rating for what they're running so the gains can be kept low, thus keeping the sound nice and clear. larger amps are actually clearer (if they're a good amp) because they do not have to work as hard and won't clip the signal like a smaller amp will. You're more likely to blow a subwoofer with a small amp with the gains turned up, than an amp maye even 2x as powerfull, with the gains properly set. Clipping/voltage spikes destroy audio equipment, not always power.