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Old 12-21-2005, 12:16 AM   #1
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What gauage is the stock speaker wiring, and is there any benifit in re-wiring it with 16 Guage?

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What gauage is the stock speaker wiring, and is there any benifit in re-wiring it with 16 Guage?

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are you running anything high power?? stock wire is small. I'm sure larger wire can't hurt but I doubt it is necessary.
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i have about 400+ Watts going through my stock speaker wiring....you will be fine
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What gauage is the stock speaker wiring, and is there any benifit in re-wiring it with 16 Guage?

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are you running anything high power?? stock wire is small. I'm sure larger wire can't hurt but I doubt it is necessary.
not really, just 52x4 to all the speaker. the only reason I ask is because I have a ton of extra wire. I dont know if it is just me, but I dont see any need for amping regular speakers. My mid'* and high'* are way loud enough on the Sony HU, and the sub'* do the rest of the job with the bass. Anybody else find that too?
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What gauage is the stock speaker wiring, and is there any benifit in re-wiring it with 16 Guage?

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are you running anything high power?? stock wire is small. I'm sure larger wire can't hurt but I doubt it is necessary.
not really, just 52x4 to all the speaker. the only reason I ask is because I have a ton of extra wire. I dont know if it is just me, but I dont see any need for amping regular speakers. My mid'* and high'* are way loud enough on the Sony HU, and the sub'* do the rest of the job with the bass. Anybody else find that too?
i wouldnt have anything but amped speakers
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I doubt you have 52 watts rms from a HU.

if you really want to use the wire, go for it.

you can always send it to me.
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and give it to me at SEBF
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i rewired my 95 with 12 gauge only because i didnt wanna butcher the stock system.. good thing to, i reinstalled the stock system 100% original when i sold it...

it is not necessary...

your HU is putting out maybe 23 watts of good clean power, 52 max is when it sounds like **** and u never get that high...

IMO... not worth it unless u have the time to
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correct, 52x4 max... idk what the rms is. I will have to hear what your amped speakers sound like Pat. I dont think i am going to bother. I'll save the wire lol. Thanks for the help!
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What gauage is the stock speaker wiring, and is there any benifit in re-wiring it with 16 Guage?

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Andrew
are you running anything high power?? stock wire is small. I'm sure larger wire can't hurt but I doubt it is necessary.
not really, just 52x4 to all the speaker. the only reason I ask is because I have a ton of extra wire. I dont know if it is just me, but I dont see any need for amping regular speakers. My mid'* and high'* are way loud enough on the Sony HU, and the sub'* do the rest of the job with the bass. Anybody else find that too?
it really depends on what speakers you buy.. Mine even at full volume on a headunit without an amp wouldn't be very loud at all. My speakers are 120 Watts RMS. Most of the highest powered headunits are something like 20 watts RMS per channel.
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