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    hey everyone, i'm lookin to get a 4ch amp and a set of components, but before i go out buying all the chit, which way would be better to hook up the equipment?

    1. buy a spool of speaker wire and run directly from amp to each speaker????
    2. i see this stuff called 9 conductor speed wire, i assume i can run that speed wire from amp to dash and hook it all up to factory wires.

    any thoughts on that speed wire stuff? i saw a guy on the lexus forums do an install from amp to speakers directly and it looked like a PITA for the LS, i'd really prefer using that speedwire, but not sure if 18awg per conductor is a tad thin for 80 rms or so per channel?

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    Re: hooking up 4 channel amp and some comps

    What amp and headunit?

    What Components?

    The easiest way would be using the supplied crossover.



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    Re: hooking up 4 channel amp and some comps

    I don't even like 18 gauge for remote wire, lol.. and stock 4" pioneer components is a contradiction in terms.. Stick with running the speakers off of some descent 16 awg minimum from ur amp..
    Quote Originally Posted by jungstah View Post
    hey everyone, i'm lookin to get a 4ch amp and a set of components, but before i go out buying all the chit, which way would be better to hook up the equipment?

    1. buy a spool of speaker wire and run directly from amp to each speaker????
    2. i see this stuff called 9 conductor speed wire, i assume i can run that speed wire from amp to dash and hook it all up to factory wires.

    any thoughts on that speed wire stuff? i saw a guy on the lexus forums do an install from amp to speakers directly and it looked like a PITA for the LS, i'd really prefer using that speedwire, but not sure if 18awg per conductor is a tad thin for 80 rms or so per channel?

    PS.
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    Re: hooking up 4 channel amp and some comps

    Quote Originally Posted by knightsdaze View Post
    I don't even like 18 gauge for remote wire, lol.. and stock 4" pioneer components is a contradiction in terms.. Stick with running the speakers off of some descent 16 awg minimum from ur amp..
    my car came out the factory with a pioneer "premium sound system" so how is that contradicting lol, but i guess i will just go straight from amp to doors with beefier wiring. thanks!



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    Re: hooking up 4 channel amp and some comps

    woops.. I just noticed you mentioned buying components to replace the stock Pioneers. Good idea.. You can run 2 pairs off a 4 ch amp ya know..
    Quote Originally Posted by knightsdaze View Post
    I don't even like 18 gauge for remote wire, lol.. and stock 4" pioneer components is a contradiction in terms.. Stick with running the speakers off of some descent 16 awg minimum from ur amp..



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    Front stage-B.A pro 50se (in sealed centrapod)
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    Midbass- Jl cw800 (in sealed intrapod)
    Subs- 1 RExxx 12 in cust tuned 33hz box@1ohm (thank u Mobile Enclosures)
    Amps- Sub-Orion hcca 2500.1/ Midbass-Alpine pdx 2.150/Components- Alpine pdx 4.150

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