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Amp overheating Brand new amp gets really hot after about five mintes. I have tried the other suggestins in the forum. What gauge speaker wire should I be using. Speakers are 800 watts.

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Wire size depends on source, not load capability. your amp can provide 500 watts, so gage should be about 8, provided your speakers are 2 ohms each... you can measure them with ohmmeter. If you have 4 or 8 ohm speakers, you should get impedance matching transformers. Also, you should use a supply capacitor on power feed to amp of about 10 Farads...these are large and not cheap, but they provide "backup" power for heavy bass loads.

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