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Is there a standard guage that should be followed when doing a audiophile system? I am just curious. Subs guage and front stage guage. I am leaning towards 14-12 guage for the front and 10 guage for the subs.

Is this correct?

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all depends on how much power you are running and how far the runs are.

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I do 16 gauge for my front and I'm drawing 200 RMS. 16 gauge is considered the norm for any speaker install.

12 gauge for my subs but I'm only drawing 300 RMS.

As everyone said, all depends on your install.
 

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Use 1-0g on everything (even tweeters) just to be on the safe side.
 

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Use 1-0g on everything (even tweeters) just to be on the safe side.
Thats what i did and it sounds amazing.
Bet it would'nt sound near as good if i would of just used 8 like i started to.
 

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Thats what i did and it sounds amazing.
Bet it would'nt sound near as good if i would of just used 8 like i started to.
8g would have to be a minimum for tweeters. But if your now using 1-0g then your safe. For the OP just keep in mind 1-0g runs about 5 bucks per ft for the good ****. So you better keep your amplifiers as close to the speakers as possible to save some $$$. I placed mine in the firewall and couldnt sound better.
 

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8g would have to be a minimum for tweeters. But if your now using 1-0g then your safe. For the OP just keep in mind 1-0g runs about 5 bucks per ft for the good ****. So you better keep your amplifiers as close to the speakers as possible to save some $$$. I placed mine in the firewall and couldnt sound better.
I hear ya man. I'm up to about 500 bucks on just the comps up front.
I could'nt afford to my mids in the door so there on top of my sub box.
Thought they would blend better like that and i'll be damn if they don't.
 

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Now that was useful.
I bookmarked that webpage!

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I've been having it on my web brower tabs for over 3 years now. When ever I need to replace resistors I always go to their resistor page, simply because I still havent remember all the color bands :(
 

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OK...... next problem .... how do you run all those 0-1 guage wires down the car? There are too many and they are too thick to fit under my trim. Also... it is pretty hard to keep track of which red wire is front speaker + from red wire rear speaker +.

Why does it only come in 2 or 3 colours?

Smart-asses.
 

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OK...... next problem .... how do you run all those 0-1 guage wires down the car? There are too many and they are too thick to fit under my trim. Also... it is pretty hard to keep track of which red wire is front speaker + from red wire rear speaker +.

Why does it only come in 2 or 3 colours?

Smart-asses.
Label them.
Label the ends as you lay them out.
That's the only way I can keep track.
I am beginning my build that includes six separate amplifiers.
I found the best way for me was to draw up a schematic for the entire system prior to install so I don't have to redo anything if I missed something.

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gl wiring all that 0 gauge.
 

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I use Monster M1 speaker wire.

Prior to using this I was using some 16 gauge crap installed by the stereo shop.

Major difference in sound!!!!!!!!

Extremely hard to work with running from the crossover.
 

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I use Monster M1 speaker wire.

Prior to using this I was using some 16 gauge crap installed by the stereo shop.

Major difference in sound!!!!!!!!

Extremely hard to work with running from the crossover.
•Time Correct® multiple gauge wire networks for increased clarity.
•PEX™ dielectric for improved reproduction of harmonic structure and inner detail.
•MultiTwist™ construction for lower noise floor.
•Magnetic Flux Tube® for more natural music reproduction.
Deep bass, extended high frequencies, wide sound stage, and precise imaging.
•UL CL3-Rated for in-wall use.


Dont know if I would believe everything they state.
 

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•Time Correct® multiple gauge wire networks for increased clarity.
•PEX™ dielectric for improved reproduction of harmonic structure and inner detail.
•MultiTwist™ construction for lower noise floor.
•Magnetic Flux Tube® for more natural music reproduction.
Deep bass, extended high frequencies, wide sound stage, and precise imaging.
•UL CL3-Rated for in-wall use.


Dont know if I would believe everything they state.
They claim all that just from speaker wire? Seems a bit far fetched.
 

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You aren't pimp unless you are running pure silver wire like the home audiophiles do. Forget that test where the guy fooled the audiophiles with coat hangers because it was a fluke. If it costs a fortune, it must sound better.
 

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I had to remove the front passenger and part of the rear seat to run my 1/0 gauge through the carpet. If you have plans on future installs i'd might as well run 12 gauge. goodluck.
 
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