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    500watt rms @2ohms mono amp which gauge power wire to use??

    If all goes well, in a few days i'll have a bazooka EL 1500
    at 500 watts rms 2 ohm @ 1 channel into 2 jl10w3-d2's

    right now im running 8 guage power/gnd cables


    is 8 guage sufficient for this amount of power?
    or should i go to 4 guage?


    also--- if i dont get the deal on this amp
    im looking a for 500-600watt @ 2 ohm mono amp
    let me know what youve got and how much you're looking to get for it







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    8 ga. will be fine.




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    It depends on how long the wire is.

    If it's under 20 ft 8gauge will be okay.

    If you plan on adding another amp later on
    Or getting a bigger amp. Go with 4 gauge.



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    its not worth the risk, run 4 guage, 8 MIGHT BARLEY be ok....generlly i wont do anything that has one of those two words in it.....



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    i think i'll get the 4 guage walmart special sometime soon

    yeah
    i think i'll get some 4 gauge in the near future
    as im in dire need of a 4 chnl amp to go along the monoblock to run some better mids and highs

    all i have now in the mid-high department are 2 entry lvl pioneer 2 way 6.5"s
    running off a pioneer deck ( can't complain, they're better than the blown honda stock paperweights i had before)




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