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Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:55 pm 
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what gauge power wire will i need for a 5600 watt amp???
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Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:01 pm 
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Is it 5600 RMS ?

I think 0 gauge

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:08 pm 
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lol 5600watts @ 12v that's like 500amps

Don't Buy a s**t ebay amp.

More watts doesn't mean better.


if it looks like this: Image

You'll be ok with 8g imo.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:14 pm 
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I brought an $80 eBay amp could run sub and speakers , not together tho, never had any problems.
Their ok if ur not gonna power anything that requires alot of power, it's only good for small stuff where ur not gonna have it cranked up full

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:23 pm 
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...wow....5600 Watts...that's insane...I think you need to run multiple 0 gauges or a couple of 250 mcm wires to suffice.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:29 pm 
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like the old 6 channel amp i ran in my XF. eBay s**t i bought off my old man for 50 bucks. reckoned it was 1800w on the case. the book said it was 50wrms each speaker channel (4) and 100wrms on each sub channel (2) so 400wrms.

it's just there so people are like "fully hektik powa uleh" and buy it

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:54 pm 
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Remember with amps there are 2 power rating.
RMS is a constant figure. It can deliver that all day long.
PMPO is the figure that the amp can crack at absolute maximum. It can be clipped to the s**t house , and only deliver tht power for 1/10th of a second.
PMPO is also known in the industry as peak selling power.
A 500W RMS amp will be louder and more powerful then a 5600W PMPO any day of the week.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:03 pm 
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watts dont mean s**t its purely a selling point. like everyone has said, rms is what you need to look at! for an amp that is that sort of power, if your not paying a bucket load for the amp, its a cheap piece of crap! but 8 gauge kit will be fine
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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:17 pm 
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Bloody hell...

Not another one of these... :evil:

Why do people ask really dumb questions like this? :roll:

Music Power and DC Power are not related in any way as far as your concerned... I highly recommend the search button...

ford-audio-visual-f5/sub-amp-not-enough-power-t91082.html

Saves me repeating myself... Again...

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:28 pm 
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before yours and ranio posted the last reply was over a month ago. he probably went and got a autobarn 8gauge kit and bought the amp because "dem fordmod kunts dunno s**t. it a hektik amp"

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:37 pm 
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that's my bad guys I missed the last post date, i had too many tabs open and checked another tab i was on...
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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:43 pm 
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haha

and I didn't even look...

Hadn't seen it before and assumed it was new... :D

 

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