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Old 02-14-2013, 02:39 AM   #1
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Default which cable is better?

i just saw a youtube video with someone who really likes the cadence 0 awg wire. he seems to really like it and promotes it. even tho he isnt selling it.

i was curious if cadence is that good for the big 3 upgrade and is it good for power for the amps that are installed at the back of a car?

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as another option what about "welding" cables?

which one of these is pretty good as for the price i can get either at similar prices. i have never used either one.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:55 AM   #2
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Welding cabke is the cheapest option, usually its the stiffest and hardest to work with...

Beyond that it comes down to weather its real copper or copper clad aluminum.. you want copper not aluminum..

For a big 3 it doesnt matter the slightest though..

I dont know cadence wire, but they make good amps and you can buy direct from them for lower prices..

Youtube the different between CCA and copper wire...
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:48 AM   #3
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Welding cabke is the cheapest option, usually its the stiffest and hardest to work with...~~~~~~
Sorry I don't usually comment on something like this but Welding Cable is made up of many fine copper threads and is very flexible along with transferring amperage. Welding cable also has a much thicker insulation.

I believe you are thinking battery cable which is stiff and uses only few, by comparison, strands of copper wire.

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Old 02-15-2013, 11:15 AM   #4
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Welding cable is a PITA to work with compared to high quality car audio power wire, do to its stiffness. I would compare welding cable to old school car audio wire from 10 years ago, but over the last decade wire manufacturers have moved to much higher strand counts and more flexible coatings. My favorite wire is from KnuKonceptz.com, it's great wire and reasonably priced. There are several other good brands of wire as well, just stay away from anything that's super cheap.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:33 PM   #5
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OOPS! Sorry I wasn't thinking about which forum I was in..... The welding wire I was thinking of is "double-ought" which is very flexible but not suited for auto-stereo installation.

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Old 04-07-2013, 12:35 PM   #6
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picked up Welding Cable. i am using for the big 3 and power to the rear amps.

you guys are right, it is very stiff and Heavy compared others i have felt.
in a way it does feel like i have product. im not sure if its any better but im my mind i feel its a solid product.

its a 1/0 gauge.
its not flexible so going around areas is a bit of a pain.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:07 AM   #7
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Welding cabke is the cheapest option, usually its the stiffest and hardest to work with...

Beyond that it comes down to weather its real copper or copper clad aluminum.. you want copper not aluminum..

For a big 3 it doesnt matter the slightest though..

I dont know cadence wire, but they make good amps and you can buy direct from them for lower prices..

Youtube the different between CCA and copper wire...
if you buy kicker wire witch is tin al and copper it is more conductive than copper
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if you buy kicker wire witch is tin al and copper it is more conductive than copper
Kicker wire is tinned copper yes, there is no aluminum in it AFAIK...
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:58 AM   #9
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Welding wire off of eBay is what I use.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400380251930...84.m1497.l2649

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the one you got looks a little different than what i got. price is a bit better too. my label on the cable looks different as well.
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