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Gain wire melted

 

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Username: Guntha3

Post Number: 3
Registered: Mar-08
my gain wire melted when i was cranking today. Is it because my wire is not long enough ( its about a foot 1/2)?
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 14635
Registered: Jun-06
Gain wire?
 

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Username: Stateprop486

PA

Post Number: 1039
Registered: Jan-08
gain wire? wtf.... u mean power wire, ground wire, or remote wire....?
 

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Username: Ska

USA

Post Number: 653
Registered: Jan-08
how is it melting anyway? do you not have the same size wire as your power (assuming its your grownd) is there paint between the wire and yoru car?
 

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Username: Prozack52

Cincinnati, 2-D615D4 Dia...

Post Number: 154
Registered: Feb-08
all i can say is lol
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 14638
Registered: Jun-06
Everyone makes mistakes Gunther. Please explain further so we can help you from melting another wire and possibly causing a fire.
 

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Username: Prozack52

Cincinnati, 2-D615D4 Dia...

Post Number: 156
Registered: Feb-08
yes everyone does make mistake my bad i have done a WHOLE lot worse believe me how about when i first started in car audio i burnt up my 800 dollar amp that was a shot to the gut but i learned never to do what i did again
 

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Username: Clouduz

Post Number: 317
Registered: Jun-06
lol the first thing i thought was...."sh*t Idon't have a gain wire, I must have brought a cheap azz amp"
 

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Username: Th3pwn3r

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Post Number: 7218
Registered: Jul-06
I think he's talking about the wire that goes to a remote knob.
 

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Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana 2 DD3515s, 2...

Post Number: 6119
Registered: Mar-04
My guess is he ment 'ground'.

Make sure you have the proper size ground and you have a solid ground.

What amp do you have?
What size power/ground wires are you currently using?
 

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Username: Jtown

Team RD, Texas

Post Number: 2515
Registered: Mar-07
I think he is talking about the "bass knob" or "gain attentuator" wire, but I could be wrong
 

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Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana 2 DD3515s, 2...

Post Number: 6120
Registered: Mar-04
He said it 1.5ft.
Prolly the ground.
 

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Username: Th3pwn3r

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Post Number: 7219
Registered: Jul-06
^Don't assume anything Canaan. People do the craziest things.
 

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Username: Spivey17323

Dunellen, New jersey 15 inch Alph...

Post Number: 1456
Registered: Jun-07
were u using the same gauge power wire as ground? this happened to my friend and he melted the shi t out of his wire because he was using two different gauges for power and ground
 

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Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 3623
Registered: Mar-06
all explained here.

https://www.ecoustics.com/cgi-bin/bbs/show.pl?tpc=4&post=1479535#POST1479535
 

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Username: Guntha3

Post Number: 4
Registered: Mar-08
be easy, i meant ground. my power wire is 4 gauge and the ground is 8 gauge. i guess i see my problem? Go with a 4 gauge ground?
 

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Username: Stateprop486

PA

Post Number: 1053
Registered: Jan-08
yea bro alwys use the same gauge for power n ground wire...what amp r u running? how many watts? nething above 1000watts u might want to switch to 1/0 gauge wiring.
 

New member
Username: Guntha3

Post Number: 6
Registered: Mar-08
jbl 1200 . 2w6v2
 

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Username: Jkidder

Gunshine , State Flawda

Post Number: 3335
Registered: Nov-05
nice setup gunther
 

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Username: Clouduz

Post Number: 318
Registered: Jun-06
yea NEVER use a smaller ground than the power wire you can use a smaller power and bigger ground tho, but yea doesn't make sense to do that
 

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Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 3628
Registered: Mar-06
Did everyone miss this?

RMS Power (1 ohm) Not Stable
2 JL 12W6V2 equals 1 ohm or 4 ohm.

Is it wired to 1 or 4 ohms Gunther? or maybe 10, 16?
 

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Username: •cam•

BC Canada

Post Number: 2170
Registered: Nov-06
I remember there being a JBL amp that I was looking at that, although it wasn't rated for it, would drive an ohm just fine.
 

New member
Username: Guntha3

Post Number: 7
Registered: Mar-08
4ohms
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