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Old    Ronia (ladythump)      Join Date: Jul 2004       03-20-2005, 3:00 PM Reply   
I'm installing new speakers in the boat. I noticed the old speakers had 16gauge monster speaker cable running from the head unit and then the monster cable was attached to a thin wire and the thin wire was attached to the speakers. Is this right? should I just plug the new speakers right into the thin wires?
Old    sculpter            03-21-2005, 12:56 AM Reply   
If you have enough of the 16 guage wire to get to your speakers then use this instead of using the smaller guage. What probly happened was whoever installed the previous speakers used the wires that came with the speakers with the connectors on them. If your only running deck power though you'll be fine doing it the way it was done before.
Old    Ronia (ladythump)      Join Date: Jul 2004       03-21-2005, 6:41 AM Reply   
the speakers are going to be connected to the amp.....
Old    sculpter            03-21-2005, 6:31 PM Reply   
Then run the 16 guage all the way to the speakers, avoiding any size decrease in AWG.
Old    Ronia (ladythump)      Join Date: Jul 2004       03-22-2005, 7:15 AM Reply   
will do! do i need different clips to fit the 16 gauge wire?
Old    Glen (mx21)      Join Date: Dec 2003       03-27-2005, 8:11 AM Reply   
Better than connectors - solder and heat-shrink. A little more work but looks much cleaner and is a more dependable contact.

(Message edited by mx21 on March 27, 2005)
Old    sculpter            03-27-2005, 10:22 AM Reply   
Yes Soder everything, never trust connectors. Sodering will stop troubles down the road.

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