stock speaker wattage handling? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Audio (and aftermarket electronics) This is your place for alarms, remote starters, to brag about your system, exaggerate your db levels, or simply ask questions for stock or aftermarket audio. No Flames! (except from roasted amps)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-01-2006, 06:24 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: North East Texas
Posts: 211
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
klystronik is on a distinguished road
Default stock speaker wattage handling?

so anyone know what wattage the stock non-bose speakers are rated at?

i'm thinking about hooking this old 100w amp i have up to my 6x9'*..not sure if it would be overkill though..i have a lower wattage aftermarket CD player..i think they are getting about 30w each as of now..could they handle 80w without sounding like crap?
klystronik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2006, 06:24 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
toastedoats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fitchburg Ma _ToastedRice_
Posts: 6,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
toastedoats is on a distinguished road
Default Re: stock speaker wattage handling?

Quote:
Originally Posted by klystronik
so anyone know what wattage the stock non-bose speakers are rated at?

i'm thinking about hooking this old 100w amp i have up to my 6x9'*..not sure if it would be overkill though..i have a lower wattage aftermarket CD player..i think they are getting about 30w each as of now..could they handle 80w without sounding like crap?
nope.
your better off spending $50 on a cheapo pair of speakers if you feel the need to use the amp
toastedoats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2006, 07:03 PM   #3
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

If you hook the amp up.. that smoke smell will be your speakers cooking. They are probably around 30watts.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2006, 07:55 PM   #4
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 19,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1993 SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

more like 15 RMS...... MAX of 20RMS
1993 SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2006, 12:48 AM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: North East Texas
Posts: 211
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
klystronik is on a distinguished road
Default

yeah i am planning to upgrade all the speakers in the near future but i wanted to know if it was safe to go ahead and hook the amp up in the meantime: )
klystronik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2006, 12:49 AM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rochester, NY (college)
Posts: 6,182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
corvettecrazy is on a distinguished road
Default

if you are replacing them anyways, amp them and see how long they last
corvettecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2006, 12:51 AM   #7
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 19,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1993 SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by corvettecrazy
if you are replacing them anyways, amp them and see how long they last
ya i did that....they lasted about 50 seconds..i have pics where i actually blew out the bass blockers on the speakers
1993 SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2006, 01:04 AM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rochester, NY (college)
Posts: 6,182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
corvettecrazy is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1993 SLE
Quote:
Originally Posted by corvettecrazy
if you are replacing them anyways, amp them and see how long they last
ya i did that....they lasted about 50 seconds..i have pics where i actually blew out the bass blockers on the speakers
off topic, but my plan is to blow my subs by the end of the week. LOL
corvettecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2006, 08:30 AM   #9
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

why blow them up? why not ... sell them to needy bonneville friends?
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2006, 09:48 AM   #10
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rochester, NY (college)
Posts: 6,182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
corvettecrazy is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
why blow them up? why not ... sell them to needy bonneville friends?
you would have better SQL farting to the beat.
corvettecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Handling tips for better handling Bonneville92V688 Lounge 2 06-21-2007 12:57 AM
Headlight Wattage natedogg Everything Electrical & Electronic 10 03-21-2005 09:42 PM
amp wattage 96AZSSEi Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 4 09-04-2003 03:13 PM
Whats the wattage for the stock HI, LOW, and fog lights? Sasage General GM Chat 4 06-19-2003 01:11 AM
94 sse radio and wattage rwe62382 Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 6 03-31-2003 01:34 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:08 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.