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    Orion 2500d accept 0 gauge wire?

    Hey I was just reading the manuel of the orion 2500d amplifier and it says "in order for the orion 2500d to run properly use 4 gauge power wire". I just bought a Stinger 0 gauge wire kit and now im unsure if it will work with the amp? Does anybody here know?







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    Re: Orion 2500d accept 0 gauge wire?

    If not, you could always trim some wires and make it fit, as long as its done right there should be no problem.




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    Re: Orion 2500d accept 0 gauge wire?

    Its on its way, why?




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    Re: Orion 2500d accept 0 gauge wire?

    it'll work, like he said, trim some of the wire off.




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    Re: Orion 2500d accept 0 gauge wire?

    Well I still have the 4gauge wire in my car from my old amp (audiobahn a1300hct) but I was only pushing about 300watts rms to each of my L7s. I was planning on running about 1200 watts rms to each sub now with the Orion and I went ahead and got 0 gauge wiring because thats what everybody recommended me to get for such a setup like mine now. They said that 0 gauge would be much better than 4 gauge and thats what I thought too.




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    Re: Orion 2500d accept 0 gauge wire?

    you'll still need the 1 guage wire. the orion has 2 4 guage inputs. it's basically like wiring 2 amps. you have 2 power inputs, 2 ground inputs, remote and speaker. run the 1/0 guage to a fused distro block, then 2 4 guage out to the amp. same with ground except the distro does not need to be fused.




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    Re: Orion 2500d accept 0 gauge wire?

    Quote Originally Posted by iceteebone
    you'll still need the 1 guage wire. the orion has 2 4 guage inputs. it's basically like wiring 2 amps. you have 2 power inputs, 2 ground inputs, remote and speaker. run the 1/0 guage to a fused distro block, then 2 4 guage out to the amp. same with ground except the distro does not need to be fused.
    So to answer my question...NO I CANNOT JUST RUN 0 GAUGE WIRE TO THE POWER LIKE I DID BEFORE WITH MY AUDIOBAHN A1300HCT(with 4 gauge instead of course)?




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    Re: Orion 2500d accept 0 gauge wire?

    Quote Originally Posted by iceteebone
    you'll still need the 1 guage wire. the orion has 2 4 guage inputs. it's basically like wiring 2 amps. you have 2 power inputs, 2 ground inputs, remote and speaker. run the 1/0 guage to a fused distro block, then 2 4 guage out to the amp. same with ground except the distro does not need to be fused.
    u confused the shat out of my ice...




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    Re: Orion 2500d accept 0 gauge wire?

    1/0 ---> Distro ---> Orion 2500d




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    Re: Orion 2500d accept 0 gauge wire?

    i dunno people...
    2500 watts and 4 gauge just doesnt sound right to me. I would still use the 1 gauge wire and just trim it. The orion has direct connects anyways right? Its easy.




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    Re: Orion 2500d accept 0 gauge wire?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoseMCeee
    i dunno people...
    2500 watts and 4 gauge just doesnt sound right to me. .
    Thats why I bought the Stinger 0 gauge amp kit.




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    Re: Orion 2500d accept 0 gauge wire?

    What else will I need to get or get rid of? I have currently
    4Gauge power wire
    150fuse
    4gauge ground wire
    remote wire

    &
    18 feet of 0 ga. Custom Pro Red Power Wire
    3 feet of 0 ga. Custom Pro Black Ground Wire
    1- Gold Plated PRO-style ANL Fuse Holder with 250 Amp ANL fuse
    17 feet of 18 ga. Amplifier Remote Turn-on Wire
    1- Gold Plated Machined Ring Terminal with Cover
    1- Gold Plated Super Surface Contact Grounding Terminal




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    Re: Orion 2500d accept 0 gauge wire?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoseMCeee
    i dunno people...
    2500 watts and 4 gauge just doesnt sound right to me. I would still use the 1 gauge wire and just trim it. The orion has direct connects anyways right? Its easy.
    1/0 ---> Distro (2) 4ga outputs ---> Orion 2500d

    2500d has (2) 4ga power inputs...




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    Re: Orion 2500d accept 0 gauge wire?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisedin305
    What else will I need to get or get rid of? I have currently
    4Gauge power wire
    150fuse
    4gauge ground wire
    remote wire

    &
    18 feet of 0 ga. Custom Pro Red Power Wire
    3 feet of 0 ga. Custom Pro Black Ground Wire
    1- Gold Plated PRO-style ANL Fuse Holder with 250 Amp ANL fuse
    17 feet of 18 ga. Amplifier Remote Turn-on Wire
    1- Gold Plated Machined Ring Terminal with Cover
    1- Gold Plated Super Surface Contact Grounding Terminal
    yea that sounds good. I think all u need is a power distro that has 3 1/0 input/outputs.

    This is the one i have.

    http://www.cardomain.com/item/STISTEE0PT

    I would do the main power line to that in 0 gauge, and the wiring for the orion amp in 0 gauge also. Save the 4 gauge for ur 2 or 4 channel amp for ur inside speakers.




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    Re: Orion 2500d accept 0 gauge wire?

    Quote Originally Posted by puppie_chow
    1/0 ---> Distro (2) 4ga outputs ---> Orion 2500d

    2500d has (2) 4ga power inputs...
    O. Now i get it. Thats weird. Ive never seen that before.




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