However, when I bridged it on half gain, I had turned off all bass boost and it sounded really good and powerful. Seemed alot cleaner that way.
It works with other speakers too.
the gain and volume **** keeps the wattage down.
The amp is less stressed, runs cooler with less distortion, speakers play to their full potential.. etc,
Speakers can handle many times their RMS ratings. I always buy a larger amp then the speaker is rated for. I try to aim for double the speakers rms value.
Of course there is potential to damage the speaker, but that is only if you don't pay attention to the warning signs that a speaker will give you before hand.. like distortion at high volume, popping, snapping sounds,
They let you know when they are at their limits, that's when you either back the volume down or adjust your gain lower. pretty simple.
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