I have been doing alot of reading here. There is a treasure of information and I have learned a ton. Based on what I have learned, I have created a diagram detailing how I feel that the stereo system I am considering should be installed. Please take a look at the wiring diagram and wire sizes and let me know how it looks.
Any help is appreciated.
Cabin / Bow Speakers - Factory Wiring (Not Sure of Gauge)
Tower Speakers (16 Gauge Through the Tower but could use to Feed Larger Wire)
Battery to Distribution Block - 0/1 Gauge
Distribution Block to Amps - 4 Gauge
Amp Ground to Distribution Block - 4 Gauge
Distribution Block to Battery - 0/1 Gauge
3 Pairs SX65
2 Pairs of either XM7 or SXT65
RF Punch 201s
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Thread: System Wiring Diagram
04-13-2011, 12:26 PM #1
System Wiring Diagram
04-13-2011, 12:35 PM #2
It looks like you have a ground distro and a power distro? They make distribution blocks that do both of these task if you want to save the space.
I can't comment on the Exile tower setup but I ran mine the same way i did the cabins (in parallel). But that may be right for the exile setup because i know they use a different amp.
When Dusty and I did our install, it was recommend we use 12 awg to HLCD's.2006 Supra 24SSV
04-13-2011, 12:47 PM #3
looks expensive2004 Moomba LSV Blue
04-13-2011, 12:49 PM #4
04-13-2011, 12:56 PM #5
12 awg is larger than 16 awg.
I get what you mean on running half the wires up the tower. I jumped from one speaker to the other (in parallel instead of series). Connecting the + to + of other speaker and from - to -.
I could be giving out wrong advice here though because i am not familar with the Exile setup (harpoon?). I will let someone else comment on the tower wiring.2006 Supra 24SSV
04-13-2011, 01:08 PM #6
04-13-2011, 01:24 PM #7
04-13-2011, 01:32 PM #8
See the link below for an in depth explanation on series vs parallel speaker wiring:
2006 Mobius LSV
04-13-2011, 01:36 PM #9
Yes, four conductors of 12-gauge up the tower will facilitate any four (two pair) of tower speakers that you intend to run. As mentioned above, you will jumper or parallel the speakers at the top when you are using a two-channel amplifier.
04-13-2011, 01:38 PM #10