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InstallBay 8 Gauge Amp Kit (AK8)

8 Gauge Amplifier Installation Wiring Kit with Fuse, Fuse Holder and RCA Interconnect Cables (AK8AGU)

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8 Gauge Amplifier Installation Wiring Kit with Fuse, Fuse Holder and RCA Interconnect Cables (AK8AGU)

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Product Features:

  • 8 Gauge Complete Amplifier Installation Kit
  • Designed specifically for car audio systems up to 1000 watts
  • Premium power and ground wire provides optimal power transfer
  • Made from Copper-Clad Aluminum for a pure uninterrupted transfer of power
  • Includes 2-channel RCA interconnect cables for the audio signal connection from the receiver to the amplifier
  • Terminals are gold-plated for excellent signal transfer
  • Everything you need for an amplifier installation in one convenient package
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Package Includes:

  1. 17 ft. of 8AWG Blue power cable
  2. 3 ft. of Black ground cable
  3. 17 ft. of Blue RCA cable
  4. 17 ft. of Blue remote turn-on wire
  5. 1 Mini ANL fuse holder + 40AMP fuse
  6. Installation hardware

Amplifier Kit Specifications

Amp Kit Type
Amplifier installation kit come in two different types: Power or Complete. Power Amp kits are designed to only provide power to the amplifier. Complete kits will provide power and signal to the amplifier. Many of the complete kits will also include speaker wire to connect the amplifier to the subwoofer.
Complete
Number of Amplifiers Supported
This is the number of amplifiers that the amplifier kit can support. If you are are going to be powering more than one amplifier, make sure that the installation kit will support them.
1
Power/Ground Wire Size
The power/ground gauge numbers represents the main wire size of the amplifier kit.

Definitions are as follows:

Gauge (wire) - The diameter of a wire. The higher the number, the thinner the wire. Example: 4 gauge wire has more strands than 10 gauge wire.

AWG (American Wire Gauge) - A standard of the dimensional characteristics of wire used to conduct electrical current or signals. AWG is identical to the Brown and Sharpe (B & S) wire gauge.
8 gauge
Power Wire Length
This is the length of the power wire in feet.
17 feet
Power Wire Color
Blue
Ground Wire Length
The length of the ground wire in feet.
3 feet
Ground Wire Color
Black
Speaker Wire Included
If speaker wire is included, the value will be "Yes" and if no wire is included, it will read "No".
No
Remote Wire Length
This is the length of the remote wire that is included with the item.
17 feet
Interconnect (RCA) Signal Cables Included
Interconnect cables are required for amplifiers which are installed to the "RCA preamp low-level outputs" of a car stereo receiver. If your amplifier has high-level / speaker level inputs, then you do not need to purchase interconnects; however, interconnects offer a much higher quality sound when compared to speaker level inputs.
2 Channel
Fuse Holder
This is the type of fuse holder that is included in the item.
Mini ANL
Fuse Size
This is the size of the fuse that is compatible with the fuse holder. If the fuse needs to be replaced, be sure to replace it with the same size.
40A
Distribution Block Included
This means that the kit includes a distribution block in the package. This will assist in the installation of the amplifier kit or any situation where a distribution block is required.
No
Complies to AWG Standards
Since 1857, The AWG (American Wire Gauge) system has been the standard for measuring the diameter of wire. AWG standard is the measure of bare wire to find true gauge. Companies that do not follow AWG Standards include the thickness of the wire jacket which means the actual wire is not "True to Gauge". For the best performance from your amplifier wiring kit, make sure that the cable complies to the AWG standard.
No
Wire Material
The material that the wire is made of. Copper & aluminum are the most commonly used materials. OFC - Oxygen Free Copper is the ideal choice for wire material. Copper is a superior electrical conductor, & does not expand or contract with heat. CCA - Copper-Clad Aluminum is a suitable choice for lower powered or budget applications. The power transfer is not on par with OFC, but this material offers significant savings.
CCA (Copper-Clad Aluminum)

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
60%
4 Star
29%
3 Star
9%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
3%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.6
Features
4.3
Design
4.5
Usability
4.6
John

Edmonds, WA

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Great!

February 28, 2013

This is a great amp power kit! I've bought three of them for different cars that I have owned. The cables are excellent quality and easy to route.

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barry

blaine, TN

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good product

February 17, 2013

Good product for hooking up a small amplifier.. has everything you need..

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Austin

Hutchinson, KS

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Good buy

May 27, 2013

This kit made it very easy to install the radio. The instructions weren't the best but it was pretty self explanitory. Overall good investment

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Mark

Miami, FL

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Great kit for the money

September 5, 2012

This was the least expensive kit I could find to install my sub. It worked fine and had all the bits and pieces needed. Didn't really want blue wire but I wire-loomed everything anyway so it doesn't show up. Recommended!

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barry

blaine, TN

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good product

November 18, 2012

All necessary items needed and wanted to install a low to moderate power amplifier.. priced right as well..

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Daniel

phoenix, AZ

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Great value..

September 17, 2013

there was enough wire to run from my battery to the trunk in my 2001 Civic.

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Mike

Rayland, Ohio

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Nice install kit!

July 23, 2010

This is a quality kit with true 8 AWG wire. Has a high strand count and very flexible. The only con i have with the kit is they give you a ring terminal and spade for the ground wire but only a single ring terminal for the power wire but no spade to connect to your amp. I don't understand that but it's not a big deal. I would buy this again.

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Aus10c

Fort Worth, TX

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Good kit

October 15, 2012

RCA cables are thin and cheap. Other than that it is a good kit with everything you could need.

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Jose

Atlanta, GA

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First timers

August 1, 2012

Learned alot from this kit but i would go with 0g for best results.

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Geovanni

Elizabeth,nj

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Great produ Great price

December 16, 2012

Product was well above average in quality and looks. Up there with the big boys like tsunami and streetwire at a third of the price.

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Bradley

Cumming, GA

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It's an amp kit

July 6, 2014

Has all wires needed to install a smaller amplifier. Power, ground, RCAs, speaker wires, fuse holder, and even has various connectors included

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Paul

Bagley, MN

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Awesome install kit

July 3, 2011

I'm running four 8" subs off of two 175watt RMS amps, and the cables don't even get hot, even at very high levels.

1.5 years after install, they are holding up just fine.

Comes with good quality gold plated connectors that don't fall off.

If you are resourceful, this has enough cables do do an install on two cars.

What more could I ask for?

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Kenny

St. Maries, ID

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Bang for the buck!

September 26, 2012

This is by no means Kicker quality... But it is also by no means Kicker price. You get what you pay for. For a CHEAP entry level system, this is sufficient. Wouldn't push it all that hard though.

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harry

Abita Springs, LA

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A+

April 14, 2009

This kit is awesome for the $. quality product.

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joshua

gulfport, MS

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amp kit

December 11, 2014

nice amp kit for the money not sure if its a true 8 ga but for the price what can you say it works

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Gyakusetsu

Littleton, CO

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Good quality, could've been longer.

December 27, 2010

Very good quality cable with high quality insulation. The hardware that came with it was of high quality too... better than most generic electronic connections.

I wish the power cable was a bit longer, though... ended up using it and the ground cable just for the positive line. Finding more wire isn't hard, but it was an inconvenience.

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bang1

Indianapolis, IN

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good kit

June 2, 2010

got this kit because of the price. was surprised because it was decent. Has everything you need and a few leftovers. For the price its well worth it.

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rose

Simi valley, CA

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works just fine

January 23, 2015

Not the nicest cables however for my budget the work wonderfully

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Ruben

HARKER HEIGHTS, TX

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these kits rock

February 16, 2012

Price was right and the quality was just as good.

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Daniel

Hickory Hills, IL

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cheapish

May 9, 2011

The ground and power wires are coated with thin plastic instead of the red or blue braided heavier coating. If you get a tiny slit or cut in them you will lose the amp for awhile and have to get another $30 install kit so be careful with those two wires.

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Jason

Springfield, IL

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very nice kit

February 10, 2014

Overall this kit was very nice and of good quality. It does include connectors, grommets, 1 single spade connector, 1 butt connector etc. However those little accessories are very low quality and I would suggest buying your own from the local hardware store.

However, the wires and fuse themselves were very good quality and I would buy again.

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Jared

Joliet, IL

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it works well

October 25, 2011

My friend has this kit and it works fine for him. It is powering a 1200 watt amp and it is working after 4 months of use.

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Shawn

manchester, NH

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good kit

March 12, 2012

Comes with everything you need.

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Wallice

Az

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AK8 install kit

March 7, 2012

I would definitely recommend this install kit!

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Lee

El Dorado, AR

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Great Value!

August 24, 2009

More value in this than the price you pay!

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Joey

Schererville, IN

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great product

October 24, 2013

good quality cables, their nice & flexible so it's easy when wiring them in the car. only downfall is the ground cable is really short, but oh well. great overall

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Andy

Long Valley

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Thinner than I thought it would be

October 21, 2010

Just ordered the exact same product in 8 gauge from a different site. when it arrive I compared it to othe pieces of 8 gauge wire I had and appeared to be about half as much metal/wire as the other pieces I had. Im not sure if this is low quality or not I havnt hooked it up to any amp yet but it just seems more like 10 gauge wire than 8 gauge wire

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Jason

Rocky Point, NY

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Perfect for the application

September 11, 2014

This kit is perfect for smaller powered systems
Quality is good I recommend it nothing fancy but it does the job and it works well I recommend this for systems between 100-1000 watts

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David

knoxville, TN

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The InstallBay AK8

May 16, 2013

This is an all round good kit for the value. It serves the purchase well. Clean sound and plenty of current for your amp. I have run this on several amps now and never had an issue.
Highly recommend to anyone for a system under 500 watts RMS

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chris

Saint Louis, MO

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Great product for the price

March 24, 2011

It definitely did the job. The lengths of the power wires and the remote wires are more than enough. good buy

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Bobby

Greenville, SC

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Tiny

March 6, 2012

These wires are tiny in thick insulation, just a warning.

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Curtis

Lehigh Acres, FL

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Good Product

September 17, 2016

It is a good product for hooking up small amps to your car audio system.

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Logan

Ozark, MO

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Best Amp Kit Around

July 11, 2016

Great amp kit, this will be the third car i've bought this for including a hybrid and i've seen it go through two iterations and them changing the fuse holder so you know they're listening to complaints. My only complaint still is you have to buy a second RCA when you buy it. Never had any of the cables be cut by anything on accident or anything i did have an old alpine amp that would cause one of the braids to fray but that was the amps fault. Yeah its not your beefy zero gauge stuff but not everyone wants or most of all can afford that. Overall great cables, great discreet fuse holder, includes all you need at a great price.

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Robert

Mountain Home, AR

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Best bang for buck

January 25, 2016

My new go to amp kit everything you need good quality copper .

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stephen

Spokane , WA

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ak8 kit

November 8, 2015

Good wiring kit for the money. Comes with all the parts needed .

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full kit for a good price
Macgyver F on Aug 25, 2014
I want to install an 5 channel amp onto my stock head unit. any suggestions for a novice at a good price?
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A good price for what exactly?
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

AK8

UPC

086429164394

Weight

3.27lbs

Internal SKU

ak8

Internal Product ID

13217

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: InstallBay 8 Gauge Amp Kit (AK8)