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Raptor ISPKBL8-BG by Metra

8 Gauge Complete Amplifier Installation Kit

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Product Features:
  • 8 Gauge Complete Amplifier Installation Kit
  • Designed for systems up to 1000W
  • Premium power and ground wire provides optimal power transfer
  • Made from copper-clad aluminum for a pure uninterrupted transfer of power
  • Comes with everything needed to install an amplifier
  • RCA Interconnect cables use twisted pair construction for optimal signal transfer with low noise interference
  • Terminals are gold-plated for excellent signal transfer
  • Speaker cable is easy to install with clean and clear sound
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Package Includes:
  1. 17 ft. of 8 Gauge blue power cable
  2. 3 ft. 8 Gauge black ground cable
  3. 17 ft. Neon blue series RCA cable
  4. 16 ft. of Premium speaker cable
  5. 17 ft. of 18 Gauge blue remote turn-on wire
  6. 6 ft. Split loom tubing
  7. 1 AGU Fuse Holder
  8. 50 AMP Fuse
  9. All Necessary Hardware for Installation

Note: Although the manufacturer states this kit as being 8 gauge, we believe the actual thickness of the power wire to be smaller than 8 gauge.


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
Ground Wire Length
The length of the ground wire in feet.
3 feet
Ground Wire Color
Speaker Wire Included
If speaker wire is included, the value will be "Yes" and if no wire is included, it will read "No".
Yes
Speaker Wire Length
This is the length of speaker wire that is included with the item.
16 feet
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.
AGU
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.
50A
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)

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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
56%
4 Star
24%
3 Star
16%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
4%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.4
Features
4.2
Design
4.4
Usability
4.5
jonathan

IN

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Not true 8awg

August 23, 2013

If you only have to power a 200 watt amp or so then its okay but if you have a 500 watt amp i would not recommend this kit... True power ratings not your "peak" ratings either.

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tristan

north sandwich, NH

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amazing system

October 24, 2012

I like this system it was cheap and great quality great service and helping on the phone youd be a fool to to buy from here.

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Eric

Newhall, CA

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Great package

May 3, 2012

An all inclusive package of what you need to install a subwoofer/amplifier system to your car/ truck.

Main power cord was almost not long enough for my car. I ran the cables from the driver's side in the engine bay, then through the firewall on the passenger side back through the side floor panels to back behind my seats on the drivers side. (I couldn't run the cable through the driver's side firewall due to the fact that I didn't want to drill it to run the cable).

I recommend you find the path you are going to run the cables and make sure it's going to be long enough before you buy your cables.

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HotRod

Bowie, Md

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Great deal

February 14, 2012

Comes with just about everything you need. BUT, if you are running a 4-channel amp to 4 seperate speakers you will most likely need more speaker wire. Other than that its good and gets the job done with no overheating wires or anything.

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Paul

chester, VA

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Decent entry level

February 13, 2012

For an entry level setup, not a bad wiring set. I did have a few problems with the solderless terminals provided and ended up using some I purchased separately and just recently one of the RCA ends has come apart requiring some fine work to remove the bit from the amplifier.

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zach

Omaha, NE

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NICE KIT

November 15, 2011

Worked well for a low budget install. Wiring was nice and RCA's were ok too.

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NETech

NE

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Good Product

November 14, 2011

Used this package on my Mazda 6 i Sport and it covered the length of the car fine. Had scrap to splice off onto multiple amps.

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rockstar143

Pembroke Pines, FL

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Wow...what a wiring kit!

October 4, 2011

Included in a bundle, you'd expect it to be crap quality. Everything, from the fuse to the wires to the rca's, very nicely done. No complaints at all. Provides clean power to the amp without issue!

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Kent

Tampa, FL

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Not enough

September 27, 2011

Why is it that amp wiring kits never come with enough ground wire? Besides that I would not recommend this kit. The wire is good quality but if your like me and want a stable supply of power to your amp then I would get a thicker gauge wire. This came with a package deal I bought and the amp is only 400 watt. This is not enough to keep up with the power requirements of the amp. I've done the big 3 upgrade and cleaned up all my connections between the alt, battery and amplifier and am running a 100 amp alternator and still have issues with my amp. The only thing I have not done yet is replaced the amp power cable with a 4 gauge and I am positive that this will correct the power consumption issue.

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Dave

Dyer, IN

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Good deal

September 8, 2011

Will do the job for any amp requiring 8ga. Simple as that.

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Pete

Baltimore, MD

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good product

August 22, 2011

Had everything I needed and then some for installing a 300 W RMS amp and a sub in the trunk of my 08 Civic. Great kit.

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Yal

LI, NY

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Great!

June 9, 2011

I challenge you to find a better deal than this kit.
For the price it just can't be beat!
If you're looking for competition stuff look elsewhere.
This kit is just for the DIY installer who needs a clean simply install and its more than enough.

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Mike

Asheboro, NC

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Great Value

May 30, 2011

I shopped around but couldn't beat the deal I got from Sonic Electronix on this Raptor cable set for connecting my subwoofer.

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Bill

Edinburgh, IN

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Good unit

May 11, 2011

For the price, I have absolutely no regrets.
Plenty of power, and crisp delivery.

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Leonidas

SD, CA

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Good

April 27, 2011

For the price can't beat it.

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vespa

MG, MN

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niice

March 29, 2011

Nice for wire works perfect for my system, JVC kd radio, 1 kenwood kfc, and hitron 1000.1 amp. have left over wire,


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Halex

Canada

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Good price for a good product!

March 20, 2011

Very happy of this kit! It is more like 10 gauge but it's enough for my power requirement! Overall great quality!

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tyler

Niceville, FL

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EXCELLENT

January 16, 2011

This package has everything you need, very high quality, and very organized, comes with plenty or components, and I still have some left over.

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Alex

Nokomis, FL

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Great product

January 4, 2011

I used this kit for one Alpine Type R 12 with an MRP-M500 amp and it works perfectly! I don't know if it's true 8 gauge, but I'm sure it's not more than 10 gauge. Been using it for a month and haven't had any problems.

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Corey

LindenLinden, MI

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Decent kit

December 26, 2010

I am not sure if this is a true 8 gauge kit, but it is not far off. I upgraded to a beefier kit, but this came with lots of speaker and power/ground wire and decent connectors. For the price it is a good kit,and will get you bumping but if you have a lot of money invested in a nice setup just stick with the more expensive wiring.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

ISPKBL8-BG

UPC

086429184781

Weight

3.00lbs

Internal SKU

ispkbl8bg

Internal Product ID

18427

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: Raptor ISPKBL8-BG by Metra