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    Hello,
    Before I finish getting everything I need for my install i need to settle on speaker wire size. I have a Mustang and therefor I don't see the runs being any longer than 12-15ft at most. I only have one amp, an RF 25 to Life Power1000 and it will be connected to the following speakers:

    Hertz HSK165
    Hertz HCX165
    Kicker CVT8
    RE XXX 12" DVC 2ohm

    I was all set to buy a 100' spool of KnuKonceptz Karma SS 18 Gauge Twisted pair speaker wire to run to everything except the sub(I planned on getting a few feet of 12 gauge for that). Would that wire be sufficient, or should I just run everything in 12 guage? I don't think they have the Karma SS wire in 14 Gauge, that's why I can't get that as planned. Thanks for the input.



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    Re: Speaker Wire Gauge Help

    if price or room is an issue get the 18 gauge and it will be more than fine. but if ya aint got no issues then bigger is better in this case.




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    Re: Speaker Wire Gauge Help

    just think of the sayings- bigger is better, go big or go home



    i like 14 gauges for speakers



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    Re: Speaker Wire Gauge Help

    Quote Originally Posted by TMali View Post
    just think of the sayings- bigger is better, go big or go home



    i like 14 gauges for speakers

    I usually run 14 for normal speakers and 12 for subs...but they don't have this type in 14 gauge and the 12 gauge spool is twice as much. So are you guys saying 16 would be ok for what I'm doing?



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    Last Step will be getting my old school 18" XXX reconed/rebasketed into a 12"

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    Re: Speaker Wire Gauge Help

    16 gauge will be fine for your highs. I would use 12 gauge for the sub.




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    Re: Speaker Wire Gauge Help

    Thanks for the answers guys. So it seems like i'll be fine running my mids and highs with 16 gauge...knukonceptz customer support said the same thing, but I wanted to check with you guys first. Thanks for all of the responses!

    That is the best EVER!!! Thanks!!



    Working on new build out
    Purchases so far: RF 25 To Life Power1000, 80 Sq Ft Damplifier, 3 Gallons of SS Spectrum Spray, Hertz HSK165, Hertz HCX165, Pioneer AVIC-F90BT, Monster 6ch RCA Cable, 20' 1/0 Knu KLMX Power Cable, 20' 1/0 Knu KLMX Ground Cable, 100' Karma SS 16 Gauge Speaker Wire, 12" Thunderform Stealth Enclosure, 8" Kicker CVT 8"

    Last Step will be getting my old school 18" XXX reconed/rebasketed into a 12"

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