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Old 15th April 2010, 17:23   #16
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Hey guys,

A lovely thread which discusses a very important part of ICE setup. Also, General Neo, a very good job with the comparison and excellent info.

However, I wanted to know that when choosing wiring, what should be the thickness (AWG) of these wires that connect particular equipment to eachother? For example what should be the ideal AWG for the following to get best results :

1. Power cable - From Amps to battery
2. From Amp to speaker

Also, do RCAs also have different AWG or do they come with a standard thickness? What should one look for while choosing a good RCA? I believe, RCAs with pure gold connectors are the best?
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Hey guys,

A lovely thread which discusses a very important part of ICE setup. Also, General Neo, a very good job with the comparison and excellent info.

However, I wanted to know that when choosing wiring, what should be the thickness (AWG) of these wires that connect particular equipment to eachother? For example what should be the ideal AWG for the following to get best results :

1. Power cable - From Amps to battery
2. From Amp to speaker

Also, do RCAs also have different AWG or do they come with a standard thickness? What should one look for while choosing a good RCA? I believe, RCAs with pure gold connectors are the best?

awg is calculated basis the amps you have and power/current draw required. there is a chart somewhere... shows ratio of gauge to amperes and voltage. amp to speaker 12-16g is enuf, 12g for sub, 16g for speakers.
RCAs come with gold plated connectors. u get twisted pair of RCAs, shielded etc etc. twisted speaker wires are also good, they cancel out noise.
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Old 19th April 2010, 00:47   #18
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There is no other site that goes into details to explain the topic you had mentioned, "The resistance of power wires over a certain length."
Wires with less guage can carry the power but due to the resistance over longer length there is loss of power as it is converted into heat.

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Enjoy reading... And the Chart is there in the middle of the page.

For RCA wires, Some wires are thicker because they have multiple shielding to protects from interference. Most of the cheap end have pins in gold color which fades or rusts in a while. Pure gold coated plugs will give the best value for money over time.
Some models let you open the pin cover and cut out the lenght or resolder the connections. Very good for custom installation and reduction of unwanted lenght in professional installation.


And I hate boss wires. I had purchased a kit 4 years ago and now even with little use I can see the whole speaker wires and power wires have gone black. Even the RCA shield is black which can be seen through the transparant plastic...
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Hello folks

Spent some time hunting for good quality RCA cables available in India and found this to be possibly the only best VFM option:

http://www.amazon.in/Scosche-A17C4-1.../dp/B01LFAWR68

Also available on ebay from what appers to be the same seller:

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Scosche-A17C4...EAAOSwNRdX-5TB

Also, found these two wiring kits to be great options too:

400W:
http://www.ebay.in/itm/Scosche-E400S...EAAOSwh2xX-2Gd

680W:
http://www.ebay.in/itm/Scosche-KPA8C...QAAOSw8w1X-2s~

Would be happy if more good quality stuff available online can be shared on this thread.

Disclaimer: I am in no way associated to this seller or benefited in any way by posting these links.

@Mods: Please remove the links if required.

Thanks
Aditya

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Hello folks

Spent some time hunting for good quality RCA cables available in India and found this to be possibly the only best VFM option:

http://www.amazon.in/Scosche-A17C4-1.../dp/B01LFAWR68

Also available on ebay from what appers to be the same seller:

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Scosche-A17C4...EAAOSwNRdX-5TB

Also, found these two wiring kits to be great options too:

400W:
http://www.ebay.in/itm/Scosche-E400S...EAAOSwh2xX-2Gd

680W:
http://www.ebay.in/itm/Scosche-KPA8C...QAAOSw8w1X-2s~

Would be happy if more good quality stuff available online can be shared on this thread.

Disclaimer: I am in no way associated to this seller or benefited in any way by posting these links.

@Mods: Please remove the links if required.

Thanks
Aditya
Yes, those rca's are good.

Don't bother with the 400w wiring kit as its CCA. The other one is good.
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