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Generally more watts means greater movement of the woofer cone and more volume. But that is assuming you are supplying more watts to the same exact sub, which you can't do with a single amplifier.
A sub designed for 500W is probably louder with 500W than a 150W sub with 150W, but wouldn't have to be.
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dberg: The way I am looking at it is, If a song has X amount of bass, how will more watts make it louder?
Adding more power to your sub will not add more bass to a song, it will add more volume to your bass. Overall sound is determined by many things. Use your EQ to achieve the sound YOU desire, it's all personal taste. To get the most power from your amp, you want to bridge your 2 channels into 1. You will then be running 500 wattsx1.
Drumage4u:Just something from an engineering standpoint. Yes, more watts does generally equal more bass. However, for reference....you have to double your power input for a 3db increase. Sometimes increasing bass a little costs a lot. I am pretty sure that is the way it goes.
The figure I've usually heard was 10x the power to double the volume, which is probably close to what you are saying also.
The basic concept is definitely correct though!
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