one I would be pissed. two... I would go and look at the subs specs that shipped in the box or on the box. If they were the rating you understood them to be I would contact the manufacturer and have them replace them. Period. If they specs are the 50 below then I hate to say you are SOL.
What kind of amp. Driving a sub upto and past the point of distortion with a smaller amp is much worse than good clean high power in a good box. I'm giving subs that handle 500w RMS, 700 w RMS and they're taking it. But it's an Orion XTR 1400 so its real clean.
Well, actually as long as you properly set the gains on your sub amplifier there will be a minimal risk of running a distorted signal to the subs. Set them so the loudest volume you can handle comfortably is about 3/4 of the deck's volume and you're ready to go.
Why is everyone on the subject of matching amps with subs again? He had an amp that pushed what the subs said they'd take...turns out they didn't because the manufacturer decided they weren't capable of doing so. Has nothing to do with "distortion" :shrug: