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Hey everyone,

I read all about how dangerous it is to under-power a speaker. I do not want to do that with my new set of Focal 165K2P's.

However, I AM itching to get them in my car.

I wanted some opinions on running the components off of my Head Unit's built-in amp (Eclipse CD8443) - could I cause damage to the speakers by running them off this set (using stock speaker wiring)?

This summer I plan to install my JL 300/2 and route 12 gauge to the doors for them, but I hate seeing them collect dust on my bookshelf...

Thanks,

Ryan
 

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You cant damage a speaker by not running enough power to it. Dont believe me? Turn the volume knob down and you have reduced the power.
 

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Underpowering as in, I have to turn my head unit up louder than normal to drive the speaker, which can lead to clipping/distortion.

Gah... I need an oscilloscope so I can see at what volume setting my eclipse's built-in amp starts to distort. Is there anyone here who has had experience with this deck?
 

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Generally you can turn the volume up to about 80% and get a clean undistorted signal. Just dont over do it and you'll be fine. At least you can break the mids in before you get the amp.
 

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Just don't turn the headunit up to the point that you hear distortion and you'll be fine, although they probably won't sound all that hot running off the head.
 
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