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rome58
08-11-2013, 11:33 PM
I am about to hook up some JL C2 650 components and I going to do 12 gauge wiring through the doors directly to the speaker but the terminal for the negative connection is real tiny what type of connection would I need for that side

Dirtrider4eva
08-11-2013, 11:41 PM
most tweeters are like that. some speakers. your best bet is to strip about 2" of wire. wrap it around the terminal as best and tight as you can, then solder it on, and heat shrink it.

rome58
08-11-2013, 11:52 PM
Yea I was thinking that also as the last resort but that may be the way

trumpet
08-12-2013, 12:31 AM
Those speakers will never handle as much power as 12 ga wire can handle. They will be fine on 16 ga and it will be a hell of a lot easier to route into the door.

rome58
08-12-2013, 02:15 AM
I figured that also but I was future proofing in case when I upgrade but I may just run the 12 gauge to the crossovers then 16 from the crossovers to the speakers

T3mpest
08-12-2013, 11:27 PM
IDK what speakers you think you'll upgrade to that will need 12 gauge wiring... That's ALOT of wire for a midbass, midrange and most defintely will NEVER be used on ANY kind of tweeter. Unless your car is like 40ft long.. If it's a normal 10ft run, tops, I'd really think about doing 14 or 16 guage.