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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-17-2009, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Question how much power

I was gonna go upgrade my system. right now its only a 500 watt mac audio amp. I was wondering how big (how many watts) can the amp be without putting too much stress on the stock battery and alternator
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Mines at 1550 W with a max power output at 2400 W, but my buddy is running an alpine at 2200 W and he is still using his stock battery/alternator..you will have some light dim though on bass hits
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im running a 1000 watt RMS amp and a 650 watt RMS amp on the stock battery. i have no idea what my peak power is but its definatly up there.

I think you should be fine, but expect your lights to dim when your sub hits.

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ok guys. thanks for the help. i was just gonna put a 1200 watt max in there and i dont listen to it that much real loud unless im at a stop light or a parking lot ya know. so thanks
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