By Seth Wilde – Product Specialist
Installing a subwoofer and amplifier for the first time can be a fun project, but can also be somewhat challenging for those that have never done it before. I remember the first time that I installed a car amplifier many years ago. After I had selected what subwoofer I wanted and which amplifier I wanted to power that sub, I then asked myself the question, “What type of wire am I going to need to install this?” I was fortunate enough to have friends that had installed before and they were able to help be determine the proper power and ground cables that I needed for my installation. Ever since then, I always wanted a simple way to know what size of cable I needed to install my car audio components. Luckily, Sonic Electronix has provided a way for everyone to easily figure this out.
The Sonic Electronix Knowledge Base offers a wealth of knowledge that helps installers, both beginner and experience, understand how to install the items they need. One of the pages in this database talked about selecting the proper gauge size. They have a basic chart that tells what gauge is recommended for most installations. This is developed more for those that are just entering the world of car audio and might be installing their first system. They also offer the steps and formula that can help accurately determine the recommended wire gauge in relation to the amount of power (amps), as well as the distance the cable is run. This information is available to everyone and can help make every installation faster, easier, and simpler. There is even an easy to read chart that makes it very easy to conclude the wire needed for your next install.