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Trying to Fix Problem, Size Earth

COMMY VP 666

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hey all

what size earth is best for car stereo amp?

thanks to all
 

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well its best to match the same size wire as the power cable that your using for the amp
 

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well its best to match the same size wire as the power cable that your using for the amp
as a minimum... can be bigger if you want... and make sure you earth it to a solid steel place with nut and bolt preferably.
 

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yeah i got annoying buzzing, whats a good size for power and earth, lil bit more than minium for no problems.

what size you recon?
 

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what size amps are you running now?

are your rca's on the same side as the power cable?
 

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Upgrading the size of your power/earth cables generally wont get rid of "buzzing" or engine interference (unless your using like 16awg cable). As a minimum you want to use 8awg power/earth cable.

Normally this is caused by a poor earth connection. Make sure you sand/scrape back the area to bare metal, and as lil_mickey said earth it to a solid part of the car. The rear seat belt bolt is a good spot.
 

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yeah nah iv done everything possible to stop it

last thing is putting proper cable and a bigger earth wire at the cd player unit
 
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What model amps, and is it 1000w RMS or 1000 peak/max/pmpo? If it's RMS you'd want a 4gauge earth each.
 

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What do you mean buzzing noise, from the speakers do you mean while the music is playing??
 
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