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      09-27-2010, 10:51 PM   #7

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Originally Posted by esntrk1 View Post
150W RMS is as much power as the SWS-8 can handle. Anything more than that and they will fail over time. Trust me, I learned the hard way (3 sets).
Running 500W to a pair of SWS (250W each). No problems here. I have pushed them hard and never heard them struggle. You must have been really boosting the bass with your setup or doing something else to blow them. Too much power alone is rarely a cause for blowing a speaker. Its typically too little power or distortion causing overheating of the voicecoil.
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