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Amplifier Q..i switch out my 1500 watt fasgate amp for a 1800 watt nitro bmwx-5093.did i make the rite choice as far as performance?

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  • slim noize Apr 09, 2008

    is nitro a good brand?

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    Andrew Hawkins May 11, 2010

    I don't know what fosgate amp you have exactly, but you probably made a mistake. Some manufacturers test their max power output by just putting an enormus amout of power though their unit for a split second until it breaks. So always look at the rms values. I just looked it up on ebay and it said @ 2 ohms it will have 430wattsX1channel. A good rule of thumb is check the fuse value. So, far I haven't been wrong with it. To calculate power you take volts times current, so volts*current=power. A car's nominal voltage is 12volts not running. So, take the fuse/s ratings and multiply it by 12 and you will get approximate max power output. For instance I have a Memphis 2500watt amp. It has an external 250A fuse so 250*12=3000. I know that my amp is capable of well over 2500 watts. But this only works with the fuse value that came in the amp. If you up the fuse amp value you won't up the power out, you will just blown something. I hope I was able to help and not confuse you. Good luck.

    -Andrew Hawins

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Actually I meant to post that as a solution instead of a request. Let me know If you would like to know more.
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