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Do I need minimum gauge wire for my speakers to work?

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I wouldn't have thought so. The better the quality of the wire the better the sound you will get.

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use the best subwoofer you have, if you use both you can have cancellation with uneven woofers or damage them. use a large ported box and tune it close to the music you listen to.
use a minimum of 4 gauge copper or cca wire. anything smaller and you risk burning the wire, the brand doesn't matter. use 14 gauge or larger for speaker wire and setup your impedance of your subwoofers in the pattern that will give you more power.
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needs more power, or how your wired impedance is too low.

1.upgrade your power cable
2.buy a second battery not a capacitor
3. run power cable to the second battery from the + of the from battery the battery from the front
4. run at minimum of 4 gauge power wire
5. run 4 gauge wire from the alt to the main battery
6 run 4 gauge from the negative of the battery to the ground chassis
7. run 4 gauge + to the rear battery
8 run 4 gauge ground near your amp
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find your impedance.
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