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    Icon14 Installing new speaker wire

    So, I'm new to CarAudio.com, but not new to maintaining and fixing vehicles on my own.

    I'm curious as to what type of speaker wire I should use. I have a 1999 Nissan Frontier King Cab and I bought it sans stereo. After prying open the doors I also discovered there were no speakers either. I don't want to spend a ton of money on wiring, but I also don't want crap.

    My ending goal in case anyone was wondering is to run a small system. I'm thinking a set of components for my doors (been leaning towards the JBL GTO series, Orion, or Cadence), a small 10" sub (custom mounted where one of the jump seats is currently located), and a Double Din head unit. Possibly a 4-channel amp????

    Any suggestions on what brand/gauge wire would be helpful. Also some input on speaker and amp choices would be great as well.

    I'm looking to spend no more than $1000. I would love to do more, but school costs ****.
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    Re: Installing new speaker wire

    A budget would certainly help to give recommendations.




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    Re: Installing new speaker wire

    $1000

    ---------- Post added at 07:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:02 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic. View Post
    A budget would certainly help to give recommendations.
    $1000
    Granted I would like to keep it under that.




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    Re: Installing new speaker wire

    There are some good brands out there to choose from. I am recommending @mylows10 , I have seen him set up folks with a whole system and make them happy. He deals with some of the best in the market.
    Speaker wire?..I like 14 -16 ga.




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    Re: Installing new speaker wire

    thanks again quackhead , i try




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    monoprice.com

    least expensive wire for every use. Gauge depends on power. 14g would be fine for a small stereo



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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Fury View Post
    monoprice.com

    least expensive wire for every use. Gauge depends on power. 14g would be fine for a small stereo
    i actually forgot about that site. Great quality stuff cheap



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    least expensive wire for every use. Gauge depends on power. 14g would be fine for a small stereo
    Ideally the system would have I think 800w if not a little more. However I really like watching movies and have thought about what would sound good for a mini-mobile theater...playing DVDs. Also having the ability to plug my phone in to watch ripped blu-rays would be great too.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Warpshift View Post
    Ideally the system would have I think 800w if not a little more. However I really like watching movies and have thought about what would sound good for a mini-mobile theater...playing DVDs. Also having the ability to plug my phone in to watch ripped blu-rays would be great too.
    for this the dvd unit will be 400-500 new ,amp wise can be 150 -320 new components will be at least 150 and amp kit 4 gauge 80 ,i can do a set up like this for 1100 new with warranty ,but you'll need a box ,build one $50 then




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    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    for this the dvd unit will be 400-500 new ,amp wise can be 150 -320 new components will be at least 150 and amp kit 4 gauge 80 ,i can do a set up like this for 1100 new with warranty ,but you'll need a box ,build one $50 then
    I don't want to take up a bunch of room behind me. I know it's a king cab, but I don't like the idea of having a box taking up room that I could be using to store my tools/backpack/etc. That's why I had thought about using a custom made box that utilizes the space where the jump seat is.




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    you can just sit the box on the jump seat .if you want to build it to fit in the jump seat area then it may be a little pricey.do you have pica on the jumpseat area ,with the seat up and down please .




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    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    you can just sit the box on the jump seat .if you want to build it to fit in the jump seat area then it may be a little pricey.do you have pica on the jumpseat area ,with the seat up and down please .
    Sure let me run outside and take some pics..brb




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    cool you can text them if you like to 650-483-4312




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    Looks like you are in good hands




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    Re: Installing new speaker wire

    I use Ennis Electronics on ebay for wire.

    His speaker wire is audiopipe I believe, good prices and very flexible and easy to strip.



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