View Full Version : What speaker wire size should i be using?

06-18-2007, 07:50 AM
Ok i got some zapco components 16.2 set and will be running a zapco 4.0 to the speakers and tweets. What speaker wire size should i be running from the speakers to the amp? The car audio shop that installed them used 18 gauge i think thats kinda small any one know what size i should be using on these?

06-18-2007, 07:59 AM

06-18-2007, 10:02 AM
i thought i heard someone say once to use 12 gauge wiring.

06-18-2007, 10:06 AM
Your choice, which ever you can get. Just remember bigger is better, but don't overkill.

06-18-2007, 10:49 AM
12ga is pretty excessive for speaker wire. I would go with 14ga (did go with 14ga in my car) or 16ga.

06-18-2007, 11:00 AM
so you guys think 18 gauge is to small then so should i take it back to the shop and tell them i want smaller wire on my speakers and do you think they will charge me for it?

06-18-2007, 11:36 AM
18ga is plenty. If you were wiring it up, i'd advise 16ga or 14ga. In your current situation 18ga will be fine; i wouldn't go back and demand larger wire.