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16 G speaker wire to the Sub?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Jimirich, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Jun 18, 2009 at 12:45 AM
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    Jimirich

    Jimirich [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've got 500 W (@2ohms) amp driving a pioneer shallow thats 20hms 1200/350. Is 16 G big enough?
     
  2. Jun 18, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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    GoBlueFan

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    I've always done 12 myself. If the length is pretty short, I'd seen no issue with it.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2009 at 10:10 AM
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    TightShirts

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    unless there is a problem with running a bigger gauge cable i would go with it- you can actually loose power if the cable isn't big enough.
     
  4. Jun 18, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    johnecon2001

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    16awg on 500w is perfectly fine.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    ItalynStylion

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    I give it the thumbs up too. You'll be fine.
     
  6. Jun 18, 2009 at 3:47 PM
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    I'll steal part of Mr. Marv's answer to this question....
    Look at the wire on the speaker running from the magnet to the cone. If your speaker wire is at least that large, you're in good shape.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    Jimirich

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    DTRL, Debadged, Donkey tethered in the bed that rips 142 db farts so I can piss off the neighbors and rattle the windows on my house when I'm parked in front.
    I waited a couple of days to get 12G. and installed the sub with that.
     
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