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    Splicing different gauge speaker wires together

    My component set comes with the typical wires to wire everything together, but the wiring needs to be extended to reach the trunk. The wire I need to extend is a higher gauge than the 16 gauge knuconceptz I have. Do I need to buy different speaker wire or can I just splice them together?



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    Re: Splicing different gauge speaker wires together

    higher gauge = thinner wire

    how long is the wire run and how much power?




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    Re: Splicing different gauge speaker wires together

    You'll be fine on 16 gauge just crimp or solder them together and run the wire. He'll I'm running 22gauge right now with my speed wire and I have no problems



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    Re: Splicing different gauge speaker wires together

    oK......What if you join 18 gauge wire and 16 gauge wire together?
    My tweeter wire to my crossover is too short and I THINK its 18 gauge and I have some 16 gauge wire laying around and want to cut the tweeter wire and add some more length, but its not the same gauge wire.....Possible?




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    Re: Splicing different gauge speaker wires together

    Perfectly fine doing that.



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    Re: Splicing different gauge speaker wires together

    unless you're pushing enough power to heat up the wire you should be fine




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    Re: Splicing different gauge speaker wires together

    ok, thanks for the quick answer guys.....




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