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    What Gauge Wire?

    I'm need to know what gauge the internal wiring should be for my subs when I put them in their box. Each sub is rated at 200w RMS and 400w peak. Also, I might get more powerful speakers later on and I need a wire gauge that can accommodate the increased wattage going through it. Any help would be much appreciated.



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    Hiya bud,

    Just my $0.02 ....

    Use as thick cable as you can lay your hands on.

    It won't make them sound any louder or better but it will look great - and in most car audio circles looks count for a lot !

    Seriously though, 2.5mm cable is plenty for that kind of power, but bigger is always better !

    I have seen guys using 0 gauge cable to wire up speakers running with less than 25w RMS !

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    Unless your talking about thousands of watts 12 gauge will do just fine.



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