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    what gauge for amp to door speakers

    is some cheap brand 18 gauge okay for a ~15 foot run from the amp to the crossovers? And then for the crossovers to the tweeters and woofers?

    I have a ton of 18 gauge speaker wire(2 runs connected to each other) and I have 50 feet of 14 gauge power wire (just one run of wire).

    Is it a good idea to run the 18 gauge from my amp to the x-overs and the 14 gauge from the x-overs to the tweeters/woofers?



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    Re: what gauge for amp to door speakers

    depends on how much power. I have 16 gauge ran to my quarts with 85 watts.



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    Re: what gauge for amp to door speakers

    why not run the 14 ga from the amp to the crossover

    and then the 18 to the mid and tweet?

    realisitcally you wont notice a diffrance in sound




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    Re: what gauge for amp to door speakers

    ~ 125 watts using an sax 125.2



    HU: Alpine 9884
    Front Stage: ID CTX65cs comps
    Front Stage Amp: Sundown SAX 125.2
    Sub: 1 15" FI Q
    Sub Amp: Kicker ZX750.1 ~ 928 watts rms
    Sub Box: 4 cu.ft. 32 hz. custom built by Mobeious
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    Bought from: rc10mike, Mobeious

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    Re: what gauge for amp to door speakers

    mostly because I would need two runs of the 14 gauge per side, it is like power wire.

    I think I will just run the crap off-brand 18 gauge to the x-overs, then use the 14 gauge from there to the woofs/tweets.
    I just wanted to make sure that 18 gauge over the length of the car wont be a problem.



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    Front Stage Amp: Sundown SAX 125.2
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    Sub Box: 4 cu.ft. 32 hz. custom built by Mobeious
    2g RF wire kit

    Bought from: rc10mike, Mobeious

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    Re: what gauge for amp to door speakers

    i don't run anything less than 16ga. personally, but i doubt you'll notice the diff between 16g and 18ga.



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    Re: what gauge for amp to door speakers

    aight thanks guys, I think i'll just go 18 gauge amp to xover and then 14 gauge from xover to tweet/woofer.



    HU: Alpine 9884
    Front Stage: ID CTX65cs comps
    Front Stage Amp: Sundown SAX 125.2
    Sub: 1 15" FI Q
    Sub Amp: Kicker ZX750.1 ~ 928 watts rms
    Sub Box: 4 cu.ft. 32 hz. custom built by Mobeious
    2g RF wire kit

    Bought from: rc10mike, Mobeious

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