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Just put a ten inch 600w rms sub in my car, the amp I'm using is 600w rms. Previously I had a 12 inch 300w sub powered by a 250w amp. The new sub output or level is less than half of the 300w sub, whats wrong? Thanks.

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When using sub-woofers in cars usually the larger the size is supposed to be the higher the output but with subs this is not the case. Subs usually do better in relation to the space which they have to return their sound back into the unit. More like they do better in enclosed surroundings but the higher the output the larger the surrounding is expected to be. Try using the 600w in a slightly larger environment and you will find out the sub works better in such an environment. Usually it is advised that cars use subs with a maximum of 400w rms.
hope this explains the problem?

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