Its not ideal and safe to mount an amp on a sub box. Thats mainly because vibrations from the subwoofer box can cause the internal components of the amplifier to damage over time. However, if your sub box doesnt flex too much or vibrate excessively, you can mount an amp on it.
Can a subwoofer damage your amplifier?
Signal and Distortion Subwoofers are most commonly blown by supplying too much signal to the car audio amplifier. The result is a clipped signal and this can damage the amplifier and subwoofer.
Can an amp be to big for a sub?
Da U.P. eh? you can get any size amp you want to run that sub. I would stay with a 500 watt amp and just set the gain lower.
Is it OK to under power a subwoofer?
Underpowering a subwoofer by providing it too little power or too low of volume will not damage it. However, a clipped (distorted) signal can come from underpowering the amp and result in damage to the subwoofer. RMS ratings on the amplifier and subwoofer can prevent damage.
What causes a amp to get hot?
There are several different reasons that an amplifier will get hot and shut down. Four of the most common are: Blown/grounded speaker(s), poor power and/or ground connections, too low an impedance (load), or Gain/Punch Bass control settings too high.
Is it better to Underpower or overpower a subwoofer?
Overpowering a subwoofer is considered to have fewer risks than underpowering a sub and sending a clipped audio signal through it. Then, you can choose a subwoofer that was designed to blend cohesively with the rest of your sound system (or a new sound system if that is the route that you are going).