Rockford Fosgate subs and amp

theuprising191theuprising191 Posts: 3
edited June 2008 in Car Subwoofer Talk
I have a Rockford Fosgate Punch P500.2 amp that puts out 500 watts RMS. I have connected and bridged a Rockford Fosgate Punch P212 that is rated at 400 watts RMS. If i have the amp at half gain is this too much power for the sub to handle? Can I turn the gain up more, is it good where it is at or should I lower it. I do not want to blow this sub.
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  • Deadof_knightDeadof_knight Posts: 987
    edited June 2008
    I have a 500s and Im running it on a sony explode twelve rated at 250 rms you ll be fine as long ans your reasonablewith the volume. Im also running a xlc 18with 512 watts on it rated at 250 rms . With power comes responsibilty !

    it comes down too careful listening a speaker will handle more power better than less power.... do to the signal being cleaner at louder volumes
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  • exalted512exalted512 Posts: 10,796
    edited June 2008
    What radio do you have?
    Music is like candy, you have to get rid of the rappers to enjoy it
  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,837
    edited June 2008
    Just use your ears to control the volume. If it's bottoming out, reel it in a little. But you really can't have too much power to a woofer unless you're going to try to push it's limits.
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