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#1 d2k

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Posted 14 Jan 2011 - 18:55

Hi all...... ;)

i have a query regarding the need to run 8ga from amp to sub...

we all buy hefty cables to run our equipment.... 0ga from batt to Amp, 8ga from Amp to sub, yet as soon as the 8ga runs through the banana plugs its then carried on by tiny tinsel leads buried into the spider or tiny cables running to the coil...

example...

here's a pioneer TS-W5000SPL

here you can see the 8ga coming up to the sub & then being choked by these pissy little leads.... surely this creates resistance.??(tinsel leads are even smaller)

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so where is the logic in running such hefty runs to subs when theyre all being intercepted before hitting the coil by what appears to be inadaquate wire..??

enlighten me ICE Guru's :P

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#2 WonkyJon

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Posted 14 Jan 2011 - 19:19

most people running 8ga cable to their subs have subs with 4 or more tinsel leads, so quite a lot of wire ;) also remember that shorter runs of wire dont need to be have as much cross sectional area - cable requirements are related to both the power and the length of the run of that power has to travel.

The whole point is that your system is only as good as its weakest point. why introduce a weak point you don't have to?

And would you please learn when to use a wink smiley. you remind me of Joey in friends trying to learn how to use quote marks :lol:

#3 d2k

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Posted 14 Jan 2011 - 19:24

most people running 8ga cable to their subs have subs with 4 or more tinsel leads, so quite a lot of wire ;) also remember that shorter runs of wire dont need to be have as much cross sectional area - cable requirements are related to both the power and the length of the run of that power has to travel.

The whole point is that your system is only as good as its weakest point. why introduce a weak point you don't have to?

And would you please learn when to use a wink smiley. you remind me of Joey in friends trying to learn how to use quote marks :lol:


thankyou jon!! :)


And would you please learn when to use a wink smiley. you remind me of Joey in friends trying to learn how to use quote marks :lol:


lol..... i have to live up to ''forum clown'' mate, or it would be no fun for ppl to tear me down.. ;)

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#4 WonkyJon

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Posted 14 Jan 2011 - 19:26

you can't call your self forum clown...Other people decide that, I wouldn't call you a clown...

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#5 Sati_007

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Posted 17 Jan 2011 - 11:39

i could run 4gauge with rings to my subs (15" FI BL's) quite easy .. but true 8 gauge cable was think enough as it barly fitted in the sub and amp (d5000).
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