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So I have a Hifonics Olympian 0W-124 12" it says it's 300 watts, but doesn't say if that's peak or RMS. Just wondering which one of these it is, if anybody knows please let me know.Thanks.

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NORMALLY WHEN ANY MANUFACTURER SAYS ANYTHING, THEY'RE TOOTING THEIR HORN. RMS IS A SAFE BET.

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