How to splice heavy speaker wire?
September 17, 2009 8:37 AM Subscribe
Car audio filter: How best to split/join thick speaker wire in a subwoofer install?
posted by Thorzdad to grab bag (2 answers total)
We are installing a pair of 10" DVC subs. We will be powering them via a mono amp. The plan is to wire the speakers in series-parallel, to present a 4ohm load to the amp. This requires us to split and T both the pos and neg wires across the subs. What sort of connection would you suggest we use to accomplish the T? A wire nut? That's, basically, 3 12-gauge speaker wire ends coming together. That's a pretty huge wire nut.
Is there some sort of purpose-built junction piece we can use to wire the ends together?
For those unfamiliar with series-parallel wiring, please refer to this diagram
. We need to know how best to accomplish the joins at the little red and black dots.