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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:12 pm 
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kev, power is power, and 4ga between your amp and subs is pure overkill, regardless of wether it's sony, JL audio, Soundstream or Tru-tech

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:49 pm 
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8 guase is sufficant enough, it can carry 70+ amps, no way in hell can an amp use more than that as large as possible pfft, im running two amps a 250 RMS Amp for a 250 RMS sub and a 4 ch 55 RMS each, on an 8 guage wire, larger the better pfft...

 

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8 guase is sufficant enough, it can carry 70+ amps, no way in hell can an amp use more than that as large as possible pfft, im running two amps a 250 RMS Amp for a 250 RMS sub and a 4 ch 55 RMS each, on an 8 guage wire, larger the better pfft...
read it again, he isnt asking about power cable between the battery and the amp, he is asking about SPEAKER CABLE between the amp and his subwoofers

i wouldnt trust 8ga to carry 70+ amps of raw power for any distance.....

http://www.caraudioaustralia.com/forums ... opic=42643

that gives a good idea on what a cables current capacity is

 

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the simple solution is that a wider cable has more bandwith, so use the fattest cable that will fit in your terminals. Easy :P will prolly only b 8 or 12gu any way :D

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:02 am 
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bandwidth? WTF?

 

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bandwidth? WTF?


Mate come down ... im sure evryone can gaher what he meant.

It was actually proven on a sine wave converter, voltmeter and some other tool that mine subs werent getting the full benefit from an 8 guage speaker cable but after the 4 gauge went in it ran better....

The more current that can be provided the better. (and yes i know only to an extent where any larger will just be useless excess)

But for kermey 12 or 8 as most have stated

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:27 pm 
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Didn't expect this to cause a up roar! thanks for your advice guys, yeh im sure 12g will be sweet compared to normal speaker wire im using now allthough she seems to be pumping really good!

Im only running 1 15inch !

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Didn't expect this to cause a up roar! thanks for your advice guys, yeh im sure 12g will be sweet compared to normal speaker wire im using now allthough she seems to be pumping really good!

Im only running 1 15inch !

cheers fella's!!


No problems ... get it al goin and let us know what u ended up settling with and how it turns out

 

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kev, its the same argument that hardcore audiophiles use to justify the exorbident amounts they spend on monster speaker cables and the like..... neither of us will win here

 

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kev, its the same argument that hardcore audiophiles use to justify the exorbident amounts they spend on monster speaker cables and the like..... neither of us will win here


lol your right there...and boy you love your words hey lol. Its okay though I wasnt gonna argue the point with you...regardless kermey was gonna amke up his mind and it helps to have varied opinions in any situation...saved him plenty of time researching so who stands to win ? Not you or I :wink:

 

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as long as he's happy, i'm happy......

on the issue, i've got 8ga from the erminals on my amp to behind the board its mounted on purely for show, from there its soldered to 12ga 2 core to the subs

 

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ok different i spose ... sounds pretty cool tho....what subs are u running ?

 

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only a pair of Pioneer TS-W305's in a sealed box, driven by a SS LW-4, tho i'm looking for a SS reference 644 or 1000s

 

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cheers thanks guy, yeh im happy lol, im just gonna use some 2c power cable from work, will do the trick! thanks guys. good 2 see yous work it out lol ;)

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