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    distrobution block, wiring parallel???

    hey im going to having to be wiring some subs in parallel and im a newb at this. i cant figure out how to make the joints in the pics below to acually make the wiring parallel so i figured that i could use distrobution blocks to split the wire up. would this work? and how else could i do it(easier&cheaper)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FalconXtreme
    hey im going to having to be wiring some subs in parallel and im a newb at this. i cant figure out how to make the joints in the pics below to acually make the wiring parallel so i figured that i could use distrobution blocks to split the wire up. would this work? and how else could i do it(easier&cheaper)?
    theres no need for distro blocks.. you can either just splice the wires together at those joints or run the wire from the sub on the far right to the terminal of the middle sub then run another wire out and use the terminals to hold the wires together...that'll work best if they are screw type terminals and not the cheap flat ones




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    I suppose you could use a distro block.....but that would be a complete waste of money. The easiest way is to just wire the three positive connections to the final terminal, and do the same for the negative. But you can also use a Y tap splice....it's a little connector that has inputs for 2 wires and an output for one.



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    Quote Originally Posted by loserpunk
    theres no need for distro blocks.. you can either just splice the wires together at those joints or run the wire from the sub on the far right to the terminal of the middle sub then run another wire out and use the terminals to hold the wires together...that'll work best if they are screw type terminals and not the cheap flat ones
    well its gonna be 3 RE SE's(with the xxx cone mod thing). so how would i be able to do that? any pics of it done before ? i'm really clueless visually.




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    someone heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ttt




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    Re: distrobution block, wiring parallel???

    ttt maybe i'll have luck now




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    Yes ok. You can get some wire strippers that strip in the middle of the positive wire. Then if you are running a wire small enough. S16 is standard. Then you can just pull it through the terminal hole and put the stripped area in the terminal. Then keep the wire running to the next positive. Do the same thing. One end of the wire will be in the positive of the amp and the other end will stop at the positive end of the last sub.
    Do the same thing with the negative.
    If you cant get a stripper that strips in the middle just cut the wires where they would be in the terminals, strip both ends that you just cut off and then twist them together and put them in the terminal.
    Make sure to have one of the positives connected to one of the negatives on each sub like the picture shows




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    Re: distrobution block, wiring parallel???

    ok i think i have an idea of what ur talkin about. so even thought im gonna be runnin like 900wRMS to each sub i can still use 16gauge wire? or would i need bigger?




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    16 will be fine.



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    Re: distrobution block, wiring parallel???

    kool can i go 14 just to be safe? i want my system to be runnin at its best...




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    Your system would "run it's best" at 16, but you can use 14 if you want.



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    Re: distrobution block, wiring parallel???

    ok sory im just bein a worry wart...




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    just curious but what amp are you running to those things?




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    Re: distrobution block, wiring parallel???

    oh a boss1800D amp gonna kick *** with matching boss subs.




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    Re: distrobution block, wiring parallel???

    just kidding i have no clue what amp yet. i dont even know what im doing anymore...im debating on 3 magnum d2s(they are 12'' right??) or 2 ed 15a's. in a 6cube common chamber box tuned to 30hz.




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