Re: Why 4 awg power, and 16awg speaker wire?
or maybe for amps, DC in, AC out?
Originally posted by ngsm13
Ok, as the title sez...i've been wondering this for a while. Hopefully learn yet another thing from you geniuses here. Why? Why run 4awg power wire, and then run 16awg speaker wire...j/w. It doesn't make sense to me just thinking about, the only wires connecting the sub to the amp are the speaker wires...so the speaker wires are the actual wires giving the sub the power right? so if it's a 1000 watts rms amp, then the speaker wire is giving the subs 1000watts...so y is the speaker wire considerably smaller than the power wire. Maybe i'm just an idiot, ah ha...does it have more to do with current?? please inform me, thanx...peace
current and voltage is a different thing, and I think the current dictates the wire thickness.
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