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    What wire to run from amplifier to subwoofers??

    I'm putting in a RF T1000-1bdcp hooked up to 2 12" kicker L5s (if that matters) 1200w rms. This is my first amp install on my own and the amp kit I bought didn't include speaker wire. I asked a friend what size wire to use to run from the amp to the subs and he said 16 or 18 gauge was fine. I just find this hard to believe because I don't understand how all that power can be properly delivered by that size wire. I also find it hard to believe because the inputs on my t1000 look like their designed to receive a much bigger wire.

    Please let me know which size speaker wire would be best. If 16 or 18 gauge is the right size, someone please explain to me how it can be so small.

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    Re: What wire to run from amplifier to subwoofers??

    12 gauge

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    Re: What wire to run from amplifier to subwoofers??

    16 is fine...Hell i ran 16 then 14 and ended at 12..No difference whatsoever...I would say get 12-14 though if you gotta buy some..If you got 16 laying around use it, if it would make you feel better double it up if you have enough.

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    Re: What wire to run from amplifier to subwoofers??

    I run 12awg to my front stage and 10awg to my subs. But like said above you can go with 16awg if u have some already if not then go with 12awg.

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