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03-10-2008 3:18 PM

I am thinking about going this route, how hard would it be for me to make my own.Where can I get the quick release for the wire. I am going to run 4 polk db691 6x9 at 4ohms so I also nead an amp that is 4ohm stable and 100 watts rms for each speaker. The wiring harness below is for only 2 speakers so I will nead one with four speaker wires so I can stay 4ohm, or no where to get the quick realese. And a good cheap amp what brand. Sorry for such along post. And thank you for helping. <BR> <BR>Wakeboard Boat Tower Speaker Wiring Kit - Wakeboard Tower Accessories <BR>Universal quick release wiring kit. Kit will fit all boat and tower models. <BR>Price <BR>$59.99 <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/555767.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><a href="http://www.bulletlines.com/servlet/the-Wakeboard-Tower-Accessories-cln-Wakeboard-Tower-Speakers/Categories" target="_blank">http://www.bulletlines.com/servlet/the-Wakeboard-Tower-Accessories-cln-Wakeboard-Tower-Speakers/Categories</a>

brit_rider 03-10-2008 3:22 PM

Pretty easy to make your own with speaker wire and some heat shrink. <BR> <BR>The connectors you need are called 'Speakon' and are made by Neutrik. If running 4 speakers you want the 8 pole versions.

03-10-2008 4:21 PM


03-10-2008 4:36 PM

Also what size of speaker wire for the (speakon) 12g 16g. And what amp cheap would be nice

03-10-2008 4:40 PM

Is this what I nead male and female connetors just trying to be sure I purchase the right stuff. sorry about all the questions. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/555792.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/555793.jpg" alt="Upload">

03-10-2008 6:17 PM

waht amp should I go with.

03-10-2008 7:25 PM

please some help on the amp.

kscales 03-10-2008 8:11 PM

I am sure lots of people will chime in what they all like for amps. So you will get lots of opinions. <BR> <BR>As for me, I am sold on the Alpine PDX line. They run very true to the listed RMS and very cool. <BR> <BR>The PDX 100.4 is rated @ 100x4 RMS ( if that is all you want) and can be had for a very good price online with a bit of searching. They also have a 150x4 and 150X2 in the multi channel line. <BR> <BR>Good luck.

hatepain 03-10-2008 8:18 PM

Second the PDX 100.4

yubasanger 03-11-2008 12:21 AM

You can find all the parts you need to wire your tower at Parts Express. This is what I used to wire my tower the cable is 8 conductor 13 gauge wire. Was able to pull through tower real easy. wire is just under 1/2" so use a 1/2" grommet to protect wire from tower when you drill the hole. <BR><a href="http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&amp;Partnumber=100-491" target="_blank">http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&amp;Partnumber=100-491</a> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/556009.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/556010.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/556011.jpg" alt="Upload">

brit_rider 03-11-2008 11:20 AM

Chris, <BR> <BR>Yup those are the connectors you need. <BR> <BR>I'd use 12ga wiring all round. <BR> <BR>I've worked in the marine industry for some time and have never found amps I like more than the Kicker units. Kickers provides great build quality, reliability and sound quality - I've only ever had 1 unit fail on me... and I have sold ALOT of them over the years...

jjct1 03-23-2008 9:37 AM

Seems like eBay might be the best route for this? connectors alone from partsexpress are $25.

mallardhunter83 03-23-2008 6:13 PM

i ordered connector from newark.com. I had to buy the both connectors, backshells, pins, sockets to build them. they are not easy to build but look a lot better than the ones i have saw on ebay. The one i built looks similar to one sold at <a href="http://www.bosswake.com/index.php" target="_blank">http://www.bosswake.com/index.php</a>. If anyone wants info on what part numbers i used, i would be glad to help

chrishopf 03-23-2008 6:58 PM

I wired my tower yesterday and it took me 6 hours to get my wires through to my amp...what ever wire you get and whenever you do it, my advice is to be VERY VERY patient.. : )

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