What gauge wire?


Bronze Member
Username: Sk8erjim

Scottsmoor, Florida U.S.

Post Number: 94
Registered: Jun-06
what gauge wire will i have to use for an amp that is pushin 2 15" soundstream's at about 1000 watts rms each?

Gold Member
Username: N2audio

Lawrence, Ks USA

Post Number: 1137
Registered: Mar-04
depends on the amp you select.
4 ga is good for about 1200w. If you're actually planning to run 2000w you'll need 1/0.
you could be looking at an alternator upgrade, too.

Silver Member
Username: Sinful_systems70

Post Number: 229
Registered: Nov-06
I agree and second that! I would just go with 0 guage regaurdless becaue it isn't that expensive for big wire. Small wire could melt or couse a fire in the vehicle. Especially at 2000W RMS!! I always use big wire for safety, but mostly because I don't care about the extra cost, its not much. Just my opinion!

Silver Member
Username: Sinful_systems70

Post Number: 230
Registered: Nov-06
Sorry, it should be "Small wire could melt or cause a fire...."
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