Well, i got a RE X series audio 12" in here rated at 175W but has a rating of 800W peak. I am running 188W into it @ 8 ohms (4 ohm DVC subwoofer). I am extremely satisfied with the quaility of sound and impressed with how well built the woofer is. I blast this thing and the woofer doesn't break a sweat AT ALL. My first 10" that came with my logitech z-5500 (the system i'm running) always got hot when i played it. Especially when i put my fingers in the middle of the woofer feeling the heat. One day i was playing music on it and it just blew. 1 month. Anyway, on topic, i really feel that this woofer can handle 500W. I am deciding whether i should recycle this one and buy another of the same woofer or buy 2 RE audio SE series subwoofers. Even if i blow these woofers, i will be completely fine with that. I just don't feel that i should have to buy completely different subwoofers when i am completely satisfied with the one i have and add another.
Raptor, i know what your thinking. "a newbies worst mistake is to run a woofer higher or lower than the rms. always run the rms power." I am trying to learn more about audio right now. I'm only 14 and i just wanna brainstorm a little and see what i have to work with.
Also, i'm kinda starting to make plans for a car that my dad has. His 2004 jeep grand cherry. I really really dont like the fact that i have to use that car however my dad'* promise to let me have his bonneville that my sisters using when i turn 16 is fading away. As a first system, should i just add a few subwoofers and keep the stock audio running? or should i buy a some speakers to put in the stock speaker areas?
Again, these are just some thoughts. Some opinions/answers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,