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Old 18-04-2007, 08:14 AM   #18
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ust an extreme example:
here you can see a subwoofer rated with 200 watt of continous power handling.. see the small wires that come from the terminal? THAT is the diameter you need to feed the device properly,no more...
That wire is fine for a short distance. And for most users that wire would be fine all the way from amp to speaker.

The reason that car audio enthusiasts use thicker wire is due to thinner wire having a higher resistance over distance. Thin OEM wire ( say 16 guage ) has more than twice the resistance in ohms per foot than average 12 guage. In reality the difference isn't big, but when you're spending hundreds to thousands on speakers , you want the best signal to reach the speaker that you can.
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