I just bought a t3002 for my new clarion 5.25 components. I just bought the amp becuase it seems so highly reguarded for a pretty good price. This amp is probably way to much for what i need and it is very big for a 50x2. When it showed up i thought i was accedently sent a big mono amp or something. I am considering getting rid of it and buying something else that is smaller in physical size becuase i want to hide it. I dont believe that i need crazy power or anything, like i said they are 5 1/4 components. i just dont want to give up SQ. So i guess in short, without being crazy, would much smaller amp like a crossfire 35x2 or a punch 200.2 run my components with no audible difference from the t3002. I swear that T3002 is a sub amp in disguise. This is in a drive around car that i just want to sound good. Is the extra headroom of power something that will be nice to have or under normal to a little loud volumes or will i not notice the difference. I would rather have less power with better specs. The problem i am having is i cannot find specs on backed off power levels, only at rated power. Also how do the spoken of amps like zapco ect compair to crossfires CFA or TEK line. i have had some of crossfire stuff in the past and they seem to be reliable and speced pretty good. I just bought a crossfire TEK 35x2 to drive these components becuase it was on ebay for 22 dollars to the door. Now im just trying to figure out if i am stupid for replacing the t3002. I dont really have a lot of real world experiance with smaller type amps. I used to get all my stuff from my cousin that owned a shop so it was always good, higher powered stuff. Now i am trying to go small but I havnt had anything little like that. I have been told many times that you dont need tons of power to make a good sounding system. I just want some opinions. Also i dont really have a feel for how much power im using at what volumes, so i dont know how loud a 35x2 W system on an avg efficency speaker. All advice will be very appriciated. I have found a few posts using search that show you how to set the system to prevent clipping so perhaps i could just use those methods and if im not clipping then i guess im good to go.