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What wattage speakers should I get ( truck radio is 80w x 4. Guessing 320w max)?

Have a boss audio bv9364b head unit. Just wondering on the speaker wattage I should try and stay in range of. ( truck is 2009 ford ranger extended cab or supercab whatever they called it.)

2 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Start by getting a worthwhile head unit. 


    The power ratings of many head units, 

    including those from the better brands, 

    are often rather exaggerated. 


    Ignore "maximum" power ratings, in any case, 

    for both amplification and speakers.  


    The only ratings that can really be used 

    are "RMS", "continuous", and "program", 

    which are similar but not quite identical.   


    Ideally, the output of the amplifier and the handling capacity of the speaker  

    should be in the range of 75% to 125% --- 

    in other words, if the amplifier is rated to deliver 100 watts, 

    the speaker should be rated for between 75 and 125 watts; 

    or, if the speaker is rated for 100 watts,

    the amplifier should be rated to deliver between 75 and 125 watts.   


    In practice, matching doesn't have to be anywhere near that precise.  

    • spacemissing
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      This proves there are at least four Totally Worthless Dipshits hannging around here who don't understand the principles of audio. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Son, it's all up to you. It's all on your lap of how loud you wanna get. It's your car audio built, not ours.

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