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Old 4th November 2006, 16:36   #316
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Scosche is a good brand. In fact we (at the JBL retail stores) sell some scosche speaker cable. They make good quality products.

The product in question is not a 0-4ga. but a 0ga from the battery to the distribution block and from the block, 4ga. wires go to 2 amplifiers. Hence it is called a dual amp kit.

Personally I would rather run 2 seperate cables. If you are looking at oversizing, run a 2gauge cable to the bass amplifier and a 4 gauge cable to the other amplfier. I like it that way.
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Thanks Sam,

What is the advantage of running two wires instead of one thick?

Won't that create more clutter?

How significant is difference?

Also I am little confused, how does 15mm translate into 0 gauge?
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It doesnt. *shrug* i havent figured that out. I just used logic. It cannot possible be 15 sqmm and 9.5 sqmm. That is simply not thick enough to drive a good amplifier.
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Where are all the audio gurus?

Please help me, I need to buy a dual amp power kit. Can you please clarify my doubt below, and also name some good companies...

Note: Order placed for Adire Brahma 15" Sub.
It is quiet impressive with an excursion of 27mm and patented XBL2 motor for linear control. People swear by it's SQ and it's SPL. I would reserve my opinion till I hear it
Which Brahma? Dual 2 ohms or Dual 4 ohms? Where from? What price?

Sam is right about the cable part. Dont compromise. Get a gauge that is more than adequate. Useful in the long run. Scosche is neat.
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What is the advantage of running two wires instead of one thick?
thin wire is more flexible and goes aronud corners easier.
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Old 7th November 2006, 00:19   #321
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I am just not able to find some good 2 Gauge good wiring kits...
it's either 0 gauge or 4 gauge, 2s are very rare it seems...
(even Scoshe website doesn;t have it! http://www.scosche.com/efx.aspx?CategoryID=81 )

Is it ok to go with dual amp kit mentioned earlier...? Or is it really a no no?
I need to buy it today so please reply asap...

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ST, Sosche is considered a good brand. However somethig makes me suspect that this kit might notbe original. Do you know the soruce. The reason is that the cable gauges mentioned look a triffle thin.
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I agree with you on the thickness part... Even I am totally confused...

But the kit looks original... you can just google and see it all over!
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http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?...roduct_ID=4745
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Why look for something else than the audison when you have the same amps?
Did you enquire about them?
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I agree with you on the thickness part... Even I am totally confused...

But the kit looks original... you can just google and see it all over!
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http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?...roduct_ID=4745
Why not roll your own kit. I use copper cable from Polycab. 25mm stranded from the battery to a distribution block/fuse box. 16mm stranded from bloxk to each amp. My distribution block can handle 3 amps but i only use 2.

http://polycab.com/img/Flexible_Folder.pdf

Sam says Finolex is good too.

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hey every body doing the DIY style.....I have installed these polycab and finolex before every any one did it....they are good cables...cost very less when compared to the any brand....I would any day preffer these cables as they are cheap and flexible also.....
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Why look for something else than the audison when you have the same amps? [IMG]../images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
Did you enquire about them?
I did check with Gunbir - Audison wiring will cost me some 27000!!!

Somehow I am not so convinced that wiring needs that kind of investment.
I invested heavily in Monster cable for my home audio, but when I tried a local reputed alternative to that, there was no difference in sound...
I investigated on internet and deduced that the wiring market is driven more by hype than real performance output, and some very big names also agree to this conclusion...

So this time I would rather want to try something less expensive and see if it needs improvement.
Since mine is more of SQL setup and not a show off setup, so I am not really bothered by the brand as long as it does the work well...
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I did check with Gunbir - Audison wiring will cost me some 27000!!!

Somehow I am not so convinced that wiring needs that kind of investment.
I invested heavily in Monster cable for my home audio, but when I tried a local reputed alternative to that, there was no difference in sound...
I investigated on internet and deduced that the wiring market is driven more by hype than real performance output, and some very big names also agree to this conclusion...

So this time I would rather want to try something less expensive and see if it needs improvement.
Since mine is more of SQL setup and not a show off setup, so I am not really bothered by the brand as long as it does the work well...
Kicker also makes some good power cable. The 1/0 gauge wire is sold loose for about 300/ft. You could buy the hardware, speaker wires etc seperately.
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Audison wiring will cost me some 27000!!!
... You can get Ipod, Ipod adapter and cables from some other brands in that prize.

Mugen.
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Somehow I am not so convinced that wiring needs that kind of investment.
I invested heavily in Monster cable for my home audio, but when I tried a local reputed alternative to that, there was no difference in sound......
a) A chain is only as strong as the weakest link.
b) Monster offers reliable cable not nesscarily the best sounding cable. Thanks t their marketing even nebies have access to cable that is atleast more reliable than stuff like BOSS
c) the "Big 3" cables are all power cables and Finolex/Polycab etc have been making this cable for longer than LBM has used them (LOL - sorry could not resist that dig).
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