Question about Insignia 600W Bridgeable Amplifier with 12" Subwoofer

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Installing The Subwoofers to the amp... etc.

I recently purchased the insignia 600W Bridgeable amp with 2 12" subs and plan on installing them by myself. I hooked them up with 12 guage power wire and i believe 16 gauge speaker wire and i got the red light on the amp. I now believe i am under powering it and am planning on getting a bigger wattage amp kit with 8 gauge power wire. Is this the right thing to do??? i am really confused.

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You should go with a 4 guage power wire kit. If your amp is going in and out
at high volume than that is your problem. 8 guage will work but, if you want
the proper current which is your power from your battery, going to your amp
than I would recomend the 4 guage amp install kit or just the main power
wire coming from your battery. If you would like contact me and I will send you
to a very good sight with all the info you will ever need for car amplifire installation.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

Yes, the 8 gauge wire kit is the normal wire kit for amps over 300- up. Because, 12 wire gauge isn't that strong for current required by the amp to work efficiently.

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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