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Old 03-13-2005, 11:39 PM   #11
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Next... started on the wiring. I got a 4AWG and 8AWG kit from Knukonceptz - top quality stuff btw. Of course nothing was put together but for 40 bucks total I wasn't all broken up about it. I went with two kits for various reasons, but mostly because the two kits were cheaper than the parts for one 2AWG kit with a dist. block....

That reminds me how nice it is to have a dad that owns an electrical company
To my trunk (run underneith the car) -- 25ft of 2/0 (00) gauge wire
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Next... started on the wiring. I got a 4AWG and 8AWG kit from Knukonceptz - top quality stuff btw. Of course nothing was put together but for 40 bucks total I wasn't all broken up about it. I went with two kits for various reasons, but mostly because the two kits were cheaper than the parts for one 2AWG kit with a dist. block....

That reminds me how nice it is to have a dad that owns an electrical company
To my trunk (run underneith the car) -- 25ft of 2/0 (00) gauge wire

nice lookin setup and BMS i promise you that you will get better currentflow w/ REAL car audio wire... im assuming you're running 2/0-stranded wire for industrial load. thats made for high current AC primarily, plus has a VERY VERY low strand count compared to car audio wire, but if you know of an "electrical" wire that transfers current as well as purposeful car audio wire, lemmie know and ill hafta look into it (i work for an eletrical wholesale distributor)
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I just checkout out Knukonceptz and their stuff seems nice. I wish i had stumbled upon them when i initially did my install. Are you using the Karma interconnects?
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Next... started on the wiring. I got a 4AWG and 8AWG kit from Knukonceptz - top quality stuff btw. Of course nothing was put together but for 40 bucks total I wasn't all broken up about it. I went with two kits for various reasons, but mostly because the two kits were cheaper than the parts for one 2AWG kit with a dist. block....

That reminds me how nice it is to have a dad that owns an electrical company
To my trunk (run underneith the car) -- 25ft of 2/0 (00) gauge wire

nice lookin setup and BMS i promise you that you will get better currentflow w/ REAL car audio wire... im assuming you're running 2/0-stranded wire for industrial load. thats made for high current AC primarily, plus has a VERY VERY low strand count compared to car audio wire, but if you know of an "electrical" wire that transfers current as well as purposeful car audio wire, lemmie know and ill hafta look into it (i work for an eletrical wholesale distributor)
I figgured it would be higher strand count. But I have measured less than 1% drop in voltage (considering i am using wire that is rated 2 times as much as my standard load) Im gonna snoop around my dads shop for welding wire which has a higher strand count (therefore more flexible) For the power side of things, as long as you watch your gauges then there is not a noticable difference between audio wire and wire wire (and a HECK of alot cheaper) Now for the speakers (eventually when i rewire) i am using Belden 8770 that i found laying around down at the shop. (3 conductor sheilded speaker and signal cable) I know the sheilding isnt necessary but hey, it was laying around, its like icing. And i am an amateur radio operator so there is often high RF emitting devices in my car.

Nice to see you back around here Matt!
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I just checkout out Knukonceptz and their stuff seems nice. I wish i had stumbled upon them when i initially did my install. Are you using the Karma interconnects?
Actually the kits came with Klarity Kable interconnects which work just great. One of them has a clear blue shielding and the other is solid purple (must be the older style). The RCA'* have remote turn-on wires built in. There is no noise in the sytem so far as I can tell. Power cable is top notch, and their speaker wire is as well. I've used Stinger and RF wiring in past systems and this is much higher quality.

BTW, I hooked up my Clarion DRX9675z headunit and Alpine MRV-T420 on Tuesday. The Alpine runs the Polk 6x9'* out back right now until I finish the kickpanels. I had to do some major EQ work to even get it listenable with no front stage. Actually, until I can make an amp rack, the T420 is wedged behind the baby seat, with the wiring running in from the ski pass-thru. It looks extremely ghetto, but it works. Hoo rah. 110W RMS/ch is much better than deck power no matter what speakers you run!
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