Quick RMS question for Sony 5.25"

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by bigburb, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. bigburb

    bigburb Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    I'm looking at some Sony 5.25" 4-way speakers (not the Xplode versions (I know Sony's aren't the best, but I've had really good experiences with their speakers)). According to the Wal-Mart website, they're rated at 35 watts RMS. My amp does 55w x 4 @ 4 ohms, and my head unit has an output of 50w x 4. If I were to get these speakers, would they be ok being hooked to my head unit? Or better yet my amp? And does anyone know the difference between the regular Sony 4-ways and the Xplode 4-ways? I've got a set of older 6x9 4-way Xplodes that have been through hell and still sound fine.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2009
  2. tech2332

    tech2332 Rockstar

    The amp would be better. The headunit "50 X 4" is a MAX Rating, not RMS, So that means the Headunit is probably like 14-20 RMS. Just make sure you don't give them too much power. Set the gains correctly.
  3. bigburb

    bigburb Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    Alright well that answered one of my questions (thanks again tech2332). Now setting the gain... that's another thing I don't really know how to do CORRECTLY. I'm still pretty new to all of this stereo tuning type stuff.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2009

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