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    Hey everyone I'm about to order some new speaker wire for my subs now that I have the aq2200d on it's way. My brothers subs came with 10 gauge wire and they are rated at 1500 rms but I've had a lot of people tell me to get 8 gauge for mine which are only going to be getting around 1000 a piece so I'm just wondering what size you guys think I should go with 8 or 10 gauge? I'm going to be ordering from knukonceptz so it will be good ofc wire.



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    Re: 8 or 10 gauge wire?

    Youll only be able to fit so much in the terminals anyway...




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    Re: 8 or 10 gauge wire?

    id just do straight 8 but you probably wouldn't even tell the diff




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    Re: 8 or 10 gauge wire?

    10 will be fine




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    Re: 8 or 10 gauge wire?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    Youll only be able to fit so much in the terminals anyway...
    this. if you running parallel then you wont be able to 4gauge into the sub terminal

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    id just do straight 8 but you probably wouldn't even tell the diff




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    Re: 8 or 10 gauge wire?

    im gonna be running the same amp but i have a bunch of 12g sittin around. so could i just do 2 runs of 12g for the wiring or should i go out and buy some 10g which shouldnt be a big deal if i have to because im like 15min from knukonceptz pickup location




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    Re: 8 or 10 gauge wire?

    how far is your sub from your amp?




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    Re: 8 or 10 gauge wire?

    my amp is right behind my box so only a few feet




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    Re: 8 or 10 gauge wire?

    to many new guys ITT. getting confused. lol



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    Re: 8 or 10 gauge wire?

    i have ran two runs of 12g before but it didn't turn out to well lol that was back in the day but my wire was running a little further than that. you can try two runs of 12g and if it doesn't work i would just get 8g




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    Re: 8 or 10 gauge wire?

    i'm running 12 and it is fine



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    Re: 8 or 10 gauge wire?

    I think people forget sometimes that the voltage on the speaker outputs for amps is not 12v and is much higher, usually around 30 sometimes even 40v. Because of this you may only have 5-10A of current. Though, at the same time speaker wire is cheap enough so you might as well just grab the big stuff.




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    Re: 8 or 10 gauge wire?

    i use stinger hpm 8 gauge on my subs




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    Re: 8 or 10 gauge wire?

    10 will be fine. Order the 10 gauge knu wire, that's what I have. It's BEAST.



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    Re: 8 or 10 gauge wire?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    10 will be fine. Order the 10 gauge knu wire, that's what I have. It's BEAST.
    yea i have the 10ga ofc from knu, its pretty mean




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