Wire Gage for my Amp Question

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  1. Phantasm

    Phantasm OT's Horror movie buff

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    I have an Alpine V-Power Mono MRP-M200 that is pushing 1 12" sub. Is 4 gage power wire overkill? I have some 8 gage wire around & Im wondering if the 4 will make any differance. Also, can someone reccomend a decent/cheap fuse block for this application? Also, is this a shitty amp? The amps specs are:

    Amplifier TypeMono ChannelAmplifier Output1-channelInput Channel Qty2Output Channel Qty1
    Power RMS Power150 Watts x 1Peak Power300 Watts x 1Output Details150 Watt - 4 Ohm - 20 - 200 Hz - THD 0.08% - 14.4V DC - 1 channel(s), 200 Watt - 2 Ohm - 20 - 200 Hz - THD 0.3% - 14.4V DC - 1 channel(s), 100 Watt - 4 Ohm - 20 - 200 Hz - THD 0.08% - 12V DC - 1 channel(s), 150 Watt - 2 Ohm - 20 - 200 Hz - THD 0.3% - 12V DC - 1 channel(s)Input Signal Voltage0.2 - 4VTotal Harmonic Distortion0.3%, 0.3%, 0.08%, 0.08%
    Features Body MaterialMetalLow Pass Frequencies50 - 200 HzResponse Bandwidth20 - 200 HzBass Boost Frequency50 HzBass Boost Gain0 to +12dBCrossover Slope18 dB/octaveHigh Level InputsYesPhase SelectorYesSoft StartYes

    General Product Info Weight5.73 lbsManufacturer Part No.MRP-M200Dimension9.1 in x 9.8 in x 2.3 in (HxWxD)
     
  2. ledzep73

    ledzep73 New Member

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    Its not a bad amp, just a little low on the power. What are you trying to push with it, Alpine Type-R? It is a little less power than what I would like, but it will work fine. I would just use the 8-gage that you already have, it will be fine.
     
  3. bearsdidit

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    8awg will be fine
     
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    If you dont plan to upgrade in the future then 8awg will be fine.
     
  5. Phantasm

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    thanks fellas, I appreciate it.
     

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