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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-07-2003, 08:06 PM
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Are all wires basically the same? Was thinking about purchasing Monster Cables but I've heard that Streetwires are just as good? So is there a major difference?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-07-2003, 08:11 PM
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Im my opinion, I dont think that the brand matters, its the gauge you use.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-07-2003, 08:14 PM
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I'd say worry more about the gauge then the brand.
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-07-2003, 08:25 PM
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I was going to go with an 8 gauge kit!!
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-09-2003, 12:42 PM
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Don't just look at the gauge, also look at the number of strands. This is what makes all wires not the same. either one of those brands is great.
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-12-2003, 11:03 AM
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If you mean wiring from the amp to the sub (speaker wire), you really only need 16 gauge or so. The output is higher voltage, and a/c, so you dont need as super heavy wire for that app.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-14-2003, 04:11 PM
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I believe gauge is a more important factor than quality when it comes to delivering the bass signal from your amps to your subwoofers. When experimenting with cheapo stranded speaker wire in my home system, I have noticed that the larger gauge wire delivers more satisfying bass. The quality of the speaker wire seems to be more of a factor with the mids and highs.

I avoid Monster Cable in my home system (with a couple exceptions due to cost) but I donít have an issue using it in my car where Iím more concerned with brut force and overcoming road/engine/exhaust noise than with subtle detail, precise imaging, and accuracy.
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-14-2003, 04:52 PM
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Well, 1st Question That Should Be Asked Is: What Size Amp Are You Planning On Using (If It's an Amp For Running a Sub Or Subs, Total Wattage) 2nd Question: Where Will The Sub Be Located (How Far From The Battery) These 2 Factors Will Dictate How Large Of a Power And Ground Wire You Will Need? The Ground Wire Should Be as "Short As Possible" And The SAME Gauge As The Power Wire. The Farther Away From The Battery a Sub Is, The Larger Gauge Wire You Should Use! The Quality Of Wire Doesn't Really Matter That Much Unless Your Planning On Running Several Amps And Subs Which In That Case, Your Probably Going To Need a Larger Alternator Or Some "Caps" To Sustain The Full Power To Multiple Subs. Another Note: "Cheap Quality Amps" Also Need a Little More Juice Because Of Poor Design. The Lesson Here Is: You Get What You Pay For When Buying a Sub Amp! This Does Not Matter As Much When Running Mids And Highs. Dont Always Look At Just The Major "Brand" Names In Sub Amps, a Couple That Come To Mind That We Have Used And Work Very Well Are "Autotek" and "Audiobahn" And They Wont Cost You An Arm And a Leg!........Mike
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