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Speaker wire gauge question

Sorry if this has been asked a bunch. Building dual 6 ft^3 sealed boxes for Fi Car HT 3's that will be powered by an NX6000DSP (one channel each). Was going to get 12 gauge wire to connect the subs to the speakons. Am I right with 12g?
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I’d say that’s good considering most speakon cables are 12awg as well.


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Either 12 or 14 should be fine. (FWIW: I used 14ga with my UXL-18s.)
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Yes, 12ga will do and evidence is all over the forum. Probably would serve you well to have a thread dedicated specifically for your information acquisition ahead of your build

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Short answer would be that 12 gauge will almost certainly work well. Long winded answer is that there are numerous tables that deal with "minimum" acceptable wire gauge for a given run length and ohm load. Unless you're running low ohms for very, very long runs 12 gauge should work great.

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Here’s a good read on wire sizes. https://www.audioholics.com/audio-vi...er-cable-gauge


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Yes, 12ga will do and evidence is all over the forum. Probably would serve you well to have a thread dedicated specifically for your information acquisition ahead of your build

This is true. I'm all over the place with my threads lately. The actual build thread is coming.
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