February 6, 2002Sorry, I didn`t intend to cut anyone down. It just seems to me that "newbie" stereotypes are being used here. A Beta 15 only handles 300 rms, so saying 400 isn`t enough just because it is a 15 is kinda off-the-wall math. Same with the 8`s comment. Kicker Solo-Baric 8`s are rated for up to 450 rms, and are known to be under-rated. Rockford also makes 8`s that can take over 400 rms. Design means much more than size.
As for a cap. Why did you add one if your stereo was not straining your elecrical system? And you honestly heard a difference? Either it was a placebo effect, of your amp has an improper amount of capacitance on the power input.