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Speaker wire? importance of size?

 

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Username: Symplestiles

Stockton, CA Usa

Post Number: 245
Registered: Aug-04
whats up all. just wondering if speaker wire size for the subs to amp is a huge deal or not. i have a 4guage amp kit and was thinking about buying 12guage speaker wire instead of using the really small stuff. would this improve sound or at least make for a better connection? any help is appreciated! thanks
 

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Username: Jonathan_f

GA USA

Post Number: 2601
Registered: May-04
You really can't size wire too large. There is only a difference of 0.1 db between 18 guage and 12 guage wire. I usually use 12-14 guage for subs, it's more than enough for most applications.
 

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Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 5552
Registered: Dec-03
if ya want it to look pretty, use 12ga.
14ga is plenty for subs though in reality.
the output of the amp is high voltage AC. not high current DC like it has going in, so the heat isn't there to worry about, which is why ya need the fat power cable.
 

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Username: Symplestiles

Stockton, CA Usa

Post Number: 248
Registered: Aug-04
thanks alot guys, both 12 and 14 guage were the same price and same length so i went with the 12. thanks again!
 

Bronze Member
Username: 54danny54

Post Number: 14
Registered: Nov-04
Sup ryan..i just wanted 2 say thanx 4 askin nicley 4 help bcause there was this dude who wanted help but acted like a pr1ck about it and he dissed kicer
 

poopsicle
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Hey, Im running 16 gauge wire to my subs (300 watts each); would running 14 or 12 be beneficial/would it degrade anything if I ran lower?
 

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Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 5736
Registered: Dec-03
16ga is plenty. you won't see any change increasing the size.
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