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Old 01-22-2005, 01:10 AM   #11
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After some research:

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Model Description...........................BTL10X3 10" Tri-Sub Enclosure
Impedance.....................................4 ohm
Power (W) RMS/Total....................750/1500
Frequency Response....................43Hz - 150Hz
Sens.............................................. .92.2dB
Dimensions (H x W x D)................ 13 1/4" x 35 1/4" x 14 1/2"

"The BL10X3 Tri-Sub has three woofers (three 12 ohm wired in parallel to present a 4 ohm load to the amplifier), fits virtually all hatchbacks, and is a perfect fir for the new Camaros and Firebirds. It has a total power handling of up to 1500 watts.


straight from the MTX website. Looks to me like you need to power that box at 4ohms and 500 watts so you dont blow the subs to pieces.
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I actually found the statistics from when I bought them and those are the stats. I guess I just don't understand how 1500 watts should be powered by 500. Thanks for the help. I'll look around some and post back here when I think I've found a good one.
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RMS:
The range of RMS power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis.

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Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker'* power requirements.

So your RMS is 750, which means it is recommened to power your subs with 750 watts. You can power them with more but you risk blowing the subs. I said power them with 500watts because Blue thunder subs aren't exactly top of the line. And since you spent the money to buy them I wouldn't want you to blow them up.
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RMS:
The range of RMS power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis.

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Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker'* power requirements.

So your RMS is 750, which means it is recommened to power your subs with 750 watts. You can power them with more but you risk blowing the subs. I said power them with 500watts because Blue thunder subs aren't exactly top of the line. And since you spent the money to buy them I wouldn't want you to blow them up.
Okay, that'* perfectly understandable now. Thanks.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...744932748&rd=1

Found an amp that I think would fit my specs? When it says 350w @ 4 ohms, does that mean that it only produces 350 at a certain level? I don't understand how ohms relate to watts or the quality of sound. Sorry for being so "new" and asking a lot of questions but this is a great place to find out.
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that particular amp will push out 350 watte out of 1 channel at 4 ohms. that means that each sub will get 116.6 watts of power
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Bazooka overrates thier amps, so i dont think that would be a good idea. What you want is a standard mono amp that works at 4 ohms, which most do. check out some power acoustik amps, they should be affordable and they are about the same quality as the subs you have
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