View Full Version : running 12 ga. wire for speakers
11-04-2006, 10:40 PM
Other than possibly being overkill, and costing a little more is there any reason not to run 12 ga. wire to my speakers?
11-04-2006, 11:20 PM
for speaker wire i just duct tape 2 strands of 8 guage together :fyi:
edit: post #666! oh noes!!!
11-05-2006, 12:33 AM
much cost efficient going with 16 gauge then 12 gauge, but no there will be no problems
11-05-2006, 01:28 AM
If you have some extra 12 guage lying around, use it. If you're buying wire, get 16 guage and save the money. It won't make any difference. I have 12 guage running to my 6.5s because that's what I had on hand.
11-05-2006, 01:49 AM
If you have to run that into the doors, you might end up hating life. Honestly, if you have it already, nothing wrong with using it, but lighter gauge is much more convenient.
11-05-2006, 01:54 AM
I was a ******* and bought 12 guage. Its way overkill for my application
11-05-2006, 01:56 AM
I use 14 gauge for my Components...and 8 gauge for my sub :p:
11-05-2006, 02:01 AM
I've seen 18ga on subs before...