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I have done a lot of reading and I keep seeing different results

starting from scratch im trying to put a system in my boat

is it true that your speakers should be less wattage then what the RMS watts is being sent to them?

example 100 watt power to speakers - speakers should be 75 watts?

im trying to run 4 speakers and a sub

thanks in advance
 

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Unless it’s different for marine, here’s my understanding from the car audio world:

It’s ok to have a higher wattage amp than speakers.... will likely mean you set gains a bit lower, which just ends up reducing risk of clipping (which is bad for speakers).

Even if you set gains accurately, many speakers can handle more than rated power (within reason) as long as there is no distortion.

Keep the signal clip free / distortion free, and be aware that the amp is more powerful (so you don’t blatantly send way too much power to the speakers), but otherwise you should be good.
 
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