Originally Posted by koontzlake
Picked up an 8" W7 along with a JL Audio 1000...is that amp too much power? Recommendations on settings?
Yes, that is way too much power for an 8-inch.
Frankly I could run that woofer with a 1000 amplifier for a decade with no failure. But then I have absolutely no tolerance for distortion or over-driving the equipment.
Reliability will vary significantly based on the enclosure, set-up, tuning, and usage.