Car Audio Wire

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  1. midnite

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    Is there any difference between brands like Monster cable, Scosche, streetwires, rockford fosgate etc? Anything to look for when buying a kit? thanks :)
     
  2. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    Not much difference between brands, just in the level of quality. If you have a higher end system, you are better off with better wire. If you are running factory speakers, or a low end amp/speakers, don't spend too much extra on the better patch cables unless you plan on upgrading in the future. That is my $.02 anyway. The Monster Cable's Micro XLN cable is just as good as their 401 XLN series.
     
  3. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    If you want bigass power/ground wire, its hard to beat 1/0 gauge welding cable. www.weldingsupply.com is your friend.

    But for normal stuff I don't think it makes a damn bit of difference whether you use overpriced "premium" wires or cheaper stuff. The strand count is what important but there's usually not much of a difference enough to matter.
     
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    This will be 4 gauge wire. Probably overkill but oh well. Im adding a Image Dynamics ID12v.3 and probably a US Acoustics USX600D pretty soon which puts out 375 rms. I already have Alpine Type R components powered by a JBL P80.4 that puts out 40x4 rms @4 ohms.
     
  5. Pac00799

    Pac00799 Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice

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    I always used Stinger or Lightning Audio wire.
     

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