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    Wiring Tweeters???

    What size wire do i need to wire a pair of 60 watts rms tweeters?







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    Re: Wiring Tweeters???

    Usually 16, 18 will work if it is less than about 7 feet.



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    Re: Wiring Tweeters???

    I know I am going to catch Hell about this from people that don't understand where I am coming from, but you actually want a heavier gauge wire for the same length of run, for the same power thant you do for a mib-bass speaker. If you are running active and have a long run all the way back to the trunk, it can't hurt to go ahead and use 12 AWG. If you want a better explination as to why the smaller speaker needs more wire, PM me and I can fill you in




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    Re: Wiring Tweeters???

    Quote Originally Posted by CivicGti View Post
    I know I am going to catch Hell about this from people that don't understand where I am coming from, but you actually want a heavier gauge wire for the same length of run, for the same power thant you do for a mib-bass speaker. If you are running active and have a long run all the way back to the trunk, it can't hurt to go ahead and use 12 AWG. If you want a better explination as to why the smaller speaker needs more wire, PM me and I can fill you in
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    Re: Wiring Tweeters???

    Quote Originally Posted by CivicGti View Post
    I know I am going to catch Hell about this from people that don't understand where I am coming from, but you actually want a heavier gauge wire for the same length of run, for the same power thant you do for a mib-bass speaker. If you are running active and have a long run all the way back to the trunk, it can't hurt to go ahead and use 12 AWG. If you want a better explination as to why the smaller speaker needs more wire, PM me and I can fill you in
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    Re: Wiring Tweeters???

    1000 points to Flex. Depending on the wire though you could get laminated strands which will help cut this down.

    EDIT: I noticed I wrote 12 AWG in the first post, for 60 Watts, you should be fine with 16. Sorry about that
    Last edited by All_Logix; 06-01-2012 at 11:23 AM.




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