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Starky
07-19-2005, 10:31 PM
I just recently switched from my CDT HD 62's to BA 6.4's.....I was kind of let down that they were only 6 inches long ...My kicks are for bigger speakers, but I managed, anyways, maybe its the amp but they seem to have relatively the same kind of sound....pretty equal, I had My 300x2 amp on them...but I think my 16 gauge wire wasnt holding up and I smelt burning...I tried to double up the wires, 2 16 gauge wires for one speakers...that ****ed things up...It started to cut off at volume 25 (out of 35)...So I thought I might have crossed a wire a negative on a postive or vice versa, so i crossed the New doubled up wire on the crossover...it seemed work, I turned it....and I smelled somthing....HOLY S***, its smoking like no other....just billows of smoke...and it was hot as hell....whoa....I tested out the amp again after about 10 minutes of letting it let all the smoke go and cool down a bit...it DOES still work...So I decided to let it cool down all the way, and put my old amp in for the time being, alright so I leave the Doubled up wires in, and put my old amp in (cadence Z8000) and it does the same thing!....I then i take out the doubled up wires, leaving only one pair of wires to each speaker like normal...and it works....alright I think I need new Speaker wire, 12 gauge probably...and I hope my amp still works....oh christ...

SSS 18734
07-19-2005, 10:34 PM
well im scared... I was thinking of running a 300 x2 amp to a set of RE RE comps

SSS 18734
07-19-2005, 10:38 PM
16 guage wire should be fine for 300 watts though... speaker wire isnt the problem in your case

Starky
07-19-2005, 10:41 PM
thats not what ive heard....200 watts is probably stretching it for 16 gauge

whiplash
07-19-2005, 10:47 PM
well im scared... I was thinking of running a 300 x2 amp to a set of RE RE comps
Mine didn't like 150 watts each at all. Actually, both are blown. I'll probably be buying some CDT's soon to replace them. Your mileage may vary though.

creater
07-19-2005, 10:56 PM
thats not what ive heard....200 watts is probably stretching it for 16 gauge


16 guage is good for 300w...and might take a little more...

Starky
07-19-2005, 11:00 PM
^^ you changed your post!.....

i'd guess its about 7 feet...and this IS 300+ watts im talkin about here