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Most power out of amp w/out blowing subs

I have 1501D amp on 2- 15" JL subs what is the best way 2 get the most power out of the amp w/out blowing the subs? The JL audios are early '90's if that helps.

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You may only be able to get but so much out of the subs. If you turn the bass down a little so the that you dont drive the subs so hard you may get a little more wattage out of them

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