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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:32 pm 
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As subject says, i want to know what size wire i should be using from the 1100 watt monoblock to the rockford fosgate 15inch sub???
Is there a recomened minimum size or not ???

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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:35 pm 
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as large as possible :P
thicker wire can carry power easier, and has less resistance, even though its all minimal, unless u for some reason have 100k's of it coiled up :P in which case id b more worried about the inductance, any way back to the point, use as thick as you can fit :P and yea good luck

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:42 pm 
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I wouldnt do anything smaller than 4 guage.....realistically bigger would still be better....i dont think 0 gauge would be needed though

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:39 pm 
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4 Guage would be OK, as long as the distance from the amp to the sub is no longer than 2 metres :)

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:22 pm 
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4ga? 0ga? :lol: you guys are the overkill kings.... :lol:

http://www.caraudioaustralia.com/forums ... opic=43516

12ga should suffice, but if you really wanna show off (read: RICE) you can go bigger

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:17 am 
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lol i was using speaker wire before but it dont hit as hard as it should! but still sounded great! wonder what she will be like with 12g ?
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Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:43 am 
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what amp are you using?

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:55 am 
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sony 1100 watt monoblock specialty series
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Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:29 am 
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Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:48 am 
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No offence but for a sony amp i wouldnt worry about spending too much then on cables....just keep the 15" sub as close to the amp as possible have at least 8 gauge (12 would suffice tho) and make sure the earth area is filed back and matched cable size.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:28 pm 
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i aint talking about cable for the power to the amp, i have allready fitted 4g cable for that!

Here it is interceptor!!!


http://www.sony.com.au/xplod/catalog/pr ... ryId=22002
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i'm guessing its the XMD1000P5?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:13 am 
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nope xm-sd51x !
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Guys really. Did you think about that answer? 4 Gauge or 0 guage from a sub to an amp? I really doubt it. Totally pointless as most terminals on amps and subs (unless you spent a mint) wouldn't fit 4 gauge.

8 would definatly suffice.
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raabz wrote:
Guys really. Did you think about that answer? 4 Gauge or 0 guage from a sub to an amp? I really doubt it. Totally pointless as most terminals on amps and subs (unless you spent a mint) wouldn't fit 4 gauge.

8 would definatly suffice.


Yeah sorry i did go off on a tangent .. but yeah i run 4 guage on mine 4x 12"s.

But as i said for the sony gear i wouldnt bother .. 12 gauge will do but 8 would be better but u probably would feel much of a difference

 

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