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Shopping for an Amp Kit

When shopping to upgrade your factory radio system you’ll most likely start off with choosing a head unit. Then will come the time to look for some speakers, maybe a subwoofer or amplifier. For ANY stereo installation that involves an amplifier, you will need an amp kit. You may think, “I don’t know anything about this, how do I know what to get!” Worry not! Sonic Electronix not only has have several resources to help but this is why I am writing to you today.

So, let’s talk a bit about how to choose the proper kit for your setup, shall we?

Most commonly used sized wire for powering car amplifiers is 8 gauge or 4 gauge. Due to the high current demands, a car amplifier needs large power wires to get the energy it needs from the battery to operate correctly. Depending on the wattage of your amplifier (which you should know after buying it) you pick the gauge of wire that you need in the amplifier kit. To figure out the correct size wire you need for your application, visit our knowledge base to read our article on the gauges of wire you will need.

Complete 2-Channel Amplifier Install Kit

A complete amp kit has everything you need to install your amp to your aftermarket head unit such as speaker wire, power wire, RCA cables, remote turn-on wire, fuse holders, etc. These are usually the ones to go with for the easiest installation. If you already have speaker wire for example and you only need power wire and interconnects, the Power kit would be the one to choose.

The Power Kit or Multiple Amp Kit included accessories differ.

Amplifier Power Kits come with only the wiring for powering an amplifier and allow you to select the grade of RCA interconnects that you would want for the install.  Multiple amp kits are made for more than one amplifier to be set up to the stereo, hence the kit title. These can be complete kits or power kits and usually include a distribution block and additional wiring to install more than one amp. For the case of two amplifiers, rather than running 2 heavy gauge wires throughout your vehicle, you can run a single wire to the distribution block in the rear which will split it into two smaller gauge wires for each amplifier.

So there you have it. First and foremost check the wattage for your amplifier and choose the proper gauge wire. For additional information on installations, shopping for the proper equipment, etc., see our Sonic Knowledge Base, YouTube Channel or other Blogs.


Kicker Free Extended Warranty – Special Offer!

Kicker Audio Cables

By Chelsey P. – Sonic Electronix Writer

Kicker has always displayed a commitment to providing exceptional care and service, even after selling their products. Their latest promotion reflects their dedication to customer satisfaction, as they have decided to provide an additional one-year extended warranty with the purchase of a Kicker installation kit at the time of a Kicker amplifier purchase. They are so convinced that Kicker wiring kits will enhance both the lifespan and performance of your new amplifier that they are willing to offer an extended warranty with the purchase of a Kicker install kit. Kicker wants you to equip your system with their wiring products so that you can experience the best quality sound and reliability from their world class amplifiers. All you have to do is purchase one of their well-made install kits with a Kicker amplifier, and your gear will be backed by an additional one year warranty guarantee.

Kicker Amplifiers

There are multiple installation power kits that can be used with your new amplifier. They can be paired with any of our 2008 ZX Kicker amplifiers with the correct gauge size.

Since we are Kicker authorized dealers, we are able to offer you this amazing deal. But be sure to act quickly, as this offer will only be available for a limited time. After you purchase the qualifying kit and amplifier, you will need to register them on the Kicker website with your original sales receipt and amp serial number. After you complete the registration process, the Kicker support team will be able to add an additional one year warranty credit to your account. Also, in the rare case that you experience any problems with the products, the Kicker customer support team will be more able to assist you with your specific product info on file.