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Using Existing Wiring For New Amps

Discussion in 'Explorer Audio & Navigation' started by Supersnizzz, December 14, 2004.

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    1. Supersnizzz

      Supersnizzz New Member

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      I know I'm kind of the new new guy at this, but I was wondering if I could use my stock wiring from the JBL system in my '96 X to power some new amps for the door speakers and subwoofer. I'm afraid that the wiring, both the load drawn by the amps and the output to the speakers, won't be able to handle it. Thanks for any consideration of this matter and I would greatly appreciate any sort of response.
       
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      I wouldn't unless your new amps and such have the same specs as the factory stuff... but then why would you be replacing it?
      Run new wire from the battery...
       
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      The speaker wires you can use. The power, ground, etc you can't. Way too thin for an external amp of any kind.
       
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      Are you sure I can use the speaker wires? I know the input should be okay, but I'm sort of worried that the load will be too high on the output. Each of the speaker outputs is going to jump about 100 watts, and I'm not really in the mood to fry anything. Just a thought.
       
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      Depends on how much power you are going to send to the speakers. If your running 50-75 watts of RMS power you should be fine. Even 100W should be ok. The runs are not very long in the X. You won't burn anything. Speaker wires don't work that way. If the wires are too thin for the power you will loose some sound quailty & a few watts. And might pick up some noise. The sub however I would run a wire for. Just cause it's a subwoofer.
       

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