Closed Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Reload Thread: running speaker wire out of a wall

  1. #1
    shizzzon's Avatar
    shizzzon is online now I am who you think I am



    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    569
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    running speaker wire out of a wall

    I have recently been told to use brass bolts...

    Well, i measured the resistance on brass bolts and it came up as high as 0.18 ohms as that would definitely effect power received to subs.

    I am running 4 DC Lvl4 15s and 2 AQ3500ds.

    My idea is to use, for example, 2 1" ID PVC pipes. I use only 8 awg wire. I'd run one set of wire out 1 pipe and the other set of wire out the other pipe. Glue rubber grommets on both ends of each pvc pipe then shoot expanding foam all inside of each pipe and let cure. This should be enough to seal off any air leaks through the pipe and the grommets will help as well. This also has no resistance since it wil be straight ran wire from the subs terminals directly to the amps.

    This method sounds doable correct? Because other people keep telling me to use brass bolts when i just found out how much resistance they actually have.

    Yes, this is a comp build with partial daily.







  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,733
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: running speaker wire out of a wall

    Did you take into account the resistance of the probes?




  3. #3
    shizzzon's Avatar
    shizzzon is online now I am who you think I am

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    569
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: running speaker wire out of a wall

    yes i did. Probes were reading 0.25-0.28. Brass bolts were reading 0.4-0.46




  4. #4
    perfecxionX's Avatar
    perfecxionX is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    indianapolis
    Posts
    2,564
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)

    Re: running speaker wire out of a wall




    “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge" Charles Darwin

    refs---
    http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=219529&highlight=perfecxionx
    http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=259748
    http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/itrader.php?u=28091
    http://www.caraudioclassifieds.org/forum/itrader.php?u=916
    http://myworld.ebay.com/perfecxionx/

  5. #5
    dbeez's Avatar
    dbeez is online now Supporting Vendor dbeez is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    dbeez is a Supporting Vendor of the forum!

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    crestwood,ky
    Posts
    9,408
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    80 Post(s)

    Re: running speaker wire out of a wall

    use the brass boltts man it will work and always works..many comp guys use that method..



    2002 suburban
    Security System Code alarm
    Electrical Dc power sp270 7 deka 9A31's and lots of 1/0
    Headunit pioneer 880prs
    Amps 2 Sax125.2 front stage crossfire xs8k@.5
    Wiring lots of 1/0 stinger, tsunami
    Mids & Tweeters 2 sets cdt m6+ mids 2 sets cdt tw25 tweets
    Subs 2-18" nightshade v2's d2
    System DetailsDaily driver.

  6. #6
    mcbuggin's Avatar
    mcbuggin is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    smithfield,UT.
    Posts
    630
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: running speaker wire out of a wall

    Quote Originally Posted by dbeez View Post
    use the brass boltts man it will work and always works..many comp guys use that method..
    X2 that's what i do




  7. #7
    mlstrass's Avatar
    mlstrass is offline Shaggy DOA



    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    10,249
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)

    Re: running speaker wire out of a wall

    can also try stainless steel as that's what I normally use...




  8. #8
    shizzzon's Avatar
    shizzzon is online now I am who you think I am

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    569
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: running speaker wire out of a wall

    i just got a tap n dye set.

    I'm gonna make my own copper all-thread rods.

    Stainless steel is next to the least conductive metal.

    Again, this is for comp use, not daily, so i gotta be an *** about resistance here.

    I'm gonna be stoppin by a couple shops tomorrow to see if they can have or can order me some pure silver bolts, washers, nuts. Lucky try but i got nothing to lose.




  9. #9
    theMessenjah44's Avatar
    theMessenjah44 is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Central IL
    Posts
    1,380
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: running speaker wire out of a wall

    drill a hole and run the wire straight through the wall then seal it up with resin?

    less connections = better



    Bought from: jamesw, dave_damage, ampjunkielikeme, JuicyJeff
    Sold to: DaBeholder, ampjunkielikeme, ax600, shackel. Worked with Rio

    Team Edge Customs

    Last year: '05 Ford Escape - Alpine 7995 - AllTsunami 1/0 - C&D batt 15" IA Warden (2) Audiopipe AQX-3500.1's at 1/4 ohm 151.3 outlaw
    This year: '92 Mazda 323 - C&D batt Batcap 4k, (6) Powerbass 15's (250rms each) (1) Audiopipe AQX-3500.1's at 1.3 ohm 152 outlaw
    Currently rebuilding Mazda with (4) American Bass HD 15's in a wall, 157?

  10. #10
    shizzzon's Avatar
    shizzzon is online now I am who you think I am

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    569
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: running speaker wire out of a wall

    well, that's somewhat what i was wanting to do, just straight wire... but everyone else seems using bolts or threaded rod is better so threaded copper rod it is.




Closed Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts

1e2 Forum