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    Icon32 Do you need an amp kit for the CDA-9815???

    I just got my Alpine 9815 today, about to install it and I saw that crutchfield recommends that you use an 8-gauge wiring kit for a direct power connection... would you guys recommend the same? anyone have one that doesn't use a wiring kit? thanks



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    u dont NEED a wire kit for amps, but its easier sometimes. What are the spec's?



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    Originally posted by mgaidica
    u dont NEED a wire kit for amps, but its easier sometimes. What are the spec's?
    the 9815 is a head unit with an internal amp 27x4 channels,



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    oooohhhhh... i dont think u need 8 guage, does it have like a place for it? I dunno, never heard of an 8 guage wiring kjit for a HU, maybe someone else can help ya out....



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    I guess because the RMS is 27 and its a V-drive... but does anyone actually own one... !?



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    I have the cda 9813 same thing about. I wired it to the battery because it wasn't much work seeing as I got an amp. I used 10 guage wire.



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    yeah I used 10 for my 7893 which has the same amp. I would use a kit because you may blow a fuse if you dont.




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    I answered this question via PM.

    You don't need the 10ga wire if you are using pre-amp outputs ONLY.

    You DO need to run the 10ga wire to the battery if you are going to rely on the internal V-Drive amplifier to power your speakers. You will blow fuses, or worse yet melt the factory wiring harness in your car and burn the thing to the ground (worst case scenerio) if you don't.

    Enjoy the head unit! It's a beauty. I wouldn't take anything for mine, except for maybe another CDA-9815 to replace it with.



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    I've got a 9815 coming that should arrive on Thursday. I'm only going to be using the internal amplifier for a little rear fill and I have a short fused wire from another head unit install that I was planning on using to connect it to the factory wiring harness. I figure it won't need too much power since I'll have it faded mostly to the front anyways. Should I bother running a line to the battery (or my distribution block) for this application?




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