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kicker sound system wiring diagram? looking to improve. my step by step upgrade

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It's either a dual 4 ohm or dual 2 ohm sub. I'll have to pull it out to tell. I can do that this afternoon. That amp isnt marine grade, that'd be my only gripe; though at it's cost you could replace one every other year and do that for several years and not be out of pocket as much as some name brand marine grade amps are. If keeping the 1 original sub with no upgrades or additions I would probably use this amp in my setup. Rockville DBM25 1400 Watt 2 Channel Marine/Boat Amplifier Amp w/Silicone Covers
 
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It's either a dual 4 ohm or dual 2 ohm sub. I'll have to pull it out to tell. I can do that this afternoon. That amp isnt marine grade, that'd be my only gripe; though at it's cost you could replace one every other year and do that for several years and not be out of pocket as much as some name brand marine grade amps are. If keeping the 1 original sub with no upgrades or additions I would probably use this amp in my setup. Rockville DBM25 1400 Watt 2 Channel Marine/Boat Amplifier Amp w/Silicone Covers
perfect. I will just order that. might need some help on wireing that up. what gauge of power wire would you use, 4 or 8?
 
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perfect, i dont know crap really about this stuff...i thought i would need to run two different things. so i went with that amp you said and when with that kit. Do you think i can get away with using the speacker wire thats already ran?
 
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Ok guys! My stuff came in. Had to change it up a bit. Now going with two jbl amps for the 8 speackers and a rockville for the sub. Now for some questions this kit i have looks like it will only wire two amps but the ground block looks like it will take 4 grounds. Am I ok to ground all 3 amps to that and just run another power wire for the rockville amp? Just going to run the jbl 's together
 

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also would you wire the rockville amp with 4 ga or 8?
Figure the max amperage you will draw and how long the wire will be. Then you can use this chart to determine the gauge size needed. If in doubt, go larger (smaller number) guage.
 
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would you run new wires to the speackers from the amp? or would you just use the ones that are in the boat?
 
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Ok so doing some work here. As you can see what the speaker wire looks like from the speaker. When it gets to the amp its a plug and play harness. The amp is a two ch am and it runs 4 speakers. If you look at the amp it as the two Channels and remote,power,ground, and the input(rca) from the medallion....my question is does anyone know where they are timing the speakers together in the boat before the get to the amp?
 

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Ok so found some more answers. The speaker wire goes to a mini kicker box connector and comes out in wires. Looks like its best if I run new wires. Looks easy with my tape. Only question I have is what's the best way to access the tower wires?
 
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Well I got a lot done. Ill post stuff later...looks like I need a different amp for the sub. Its a 1 ohm and I got a 2ohm amp
 
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