When most people decide to put a sound system in their vehicles, an amp kit is the last accessory on their mind with subwoofers, headunits, speakers, and amplifiers being the most popular purchases. Good quality Amplifier Installation kits can boost your vehicles audio systems performance immensely. These Amplifier wiring kits come in a wide range of configurations based on the type of system you have and how much power it puts out. The quality of these amp kits is very important when installing a system, it makes no sense to empty your pockets on an expensive sound system if the wires that are bringing you the power are cheap and not true to gauge.
There are two different types of amp kits, complete kits and power kits. A complete kit is just that, complete, it comes equipped with all the necessary hook-ups and accessories you need to power a complete car audio system including power & ground wire, RCA cables, spade terminals, butt connectors, speaker wire and more. Most power amp kits do not include speaker cable or RCA interconnects, these are mostly used if you are just installing or replacing an amplifier rather than a full sound system.
A high quality complete amplifier installation kit we carry at Sonic is the Kicker 09ZCK4. This kit is a true 4-gauge 2-channel amp kit that will work with systems up to 1000 watts RMS. With kicker amp kits, you can be assured that the wires and cables are always true to gauge, unlike some of those cheaper kits that boost their rating just for selling purposes. This kits cables feature twisted pair technology which eliminates unwanted noise and provides a crystal clear sound. Kicker has also equipped this kits cables with a hyper-flex design, this makes installation more convenient when running those cables through the vehicle. This kit also includes kickers 09ZI25 Z-Series RCA audio interconnect cables for incredible sound quality, 20 ft of 4 AWG power wire, 3 ft of 4 AWG ground wire, 20 ft of 18 AWG remote lead wire, 40 ft of 16 AWG speaker cable, AFS fuse holder with AFS 100 Amp fuse, two 4 AWG spade terminals, five 18 AWG spade terminals, and more.
Renegade is another manufacturer that produces good quality kits such as the Renegade REN20KIT. Renegade rates this 4-gauge (20mm) power amplifier installation kits cables in millimeters rather than the standard gauge system. Renegade does this so they do not make a false representation of their product like so many other manufactures do with their plastic insulated cables. The 20mm cable that is featured in this kit is comparable to the standard 4-gauge rating we are all familiar with. The Renegade REN20KIT includes 16 ft of 20mm power cable, 2-1/2 ft of 20mm ground cable, 16 ft of double shielded RCA interconnects, 16 ft of 0.5mm remote turn-on wire, one AGU fuse holder with a 60 amp glass fuse, and gold-plated jacks to resist corrosion and enhance sound quality.
Always be sure that the cables are true to gauge, RCA interconnects are high quality, and you purchase the right kit for your installation. So when purchasing a sound system, save some extra money for a good quality amplifier wiring kit and get the most out your vehicles sound system.