WARNING - It has come to my attention that due to the recent skyrocketing
increase in copper prices (now 3 times higher than they have ever been in
history), the cheap pre packaged amp kits (including the new Streetwires pre
packaged kits on here) have now resorted to "CCA" and tinned aluminum cable.
Their now flooding eBay heavily.
CCA stands for Copper Clad Aluminum (nothing more than copper plated
aluminum). Well as you can imagine, this is the equivalent of gold plated
jewelry. It's not worth even half as much as OFC pure copper cable and doesn't
conduct electricity even half as well as copper. Many of the sellers leave this
detail out altogether so if it doesn't clearly state 100% OFC copper, it isn't.
Worst yet is the fact most will just outright lie and list as OFC but If you're
looking at an 8GA amp kit and it's under $25 you can bet your a$$ it's CCA or
tinned aluminum cable as you can't buy pure copper for that! The very few knock
off, no name branded OFC copper kits you can find out there are severely under
gauged and measure gauge by outer jacket so you are really getting less than
10ga cable when you think your buying 8ga.
Don't even bother with the off brand garbage. The very few 100% OFC copper
name brand kits we are left with such as Stinger, JL Audio, and Streetwires
that don't undergauge all start out around $40 and up and still give you the
cheap crimp on ring terminals. This kit and deal is incomparable!
Want to avoid that junk??? Of coarse you do. You wouldn't buy your wife or
girl gold plated jewelry and you wouldn't buy yourself a cheap pre-packaged
stereo system. So don't mess with the cheap pre packaged wiring kits and
consumer grade cabling either and you'll be ahead of the game saving lots of
time, money and hassle in the end.
It is a shame to say, but amp wiring kits and cable has gotten like audio
equipment now days so don't be fooled. Some of you older guys here know exactly
what I'm talking about. Remember all the real Badd A$$ competition amps before
they all went consumer grade mainstream to China and Taiwan? When they were
made in America? Rockford Fosgate, Orion, Precision Power, HiFonics, Autotek,
Phoenix Gold, A/D/S, US Amps?? Any of those ring a bell?? That's right, they
all used to be 100% quality and American made just like this cable.
We all know you can't hold a candle to the Old School American made quality
when it comes to this stuff. And we all know they don't make anything like they
used to. The same holds true with cable and wiring accessories BUT fortunately
for you, (though I don't know for how long) you can still have this true Badd
A$$ American quality in your cabling.
This Is the ORIGINAL STREETWIRES 8G CABLE MADE RIGHT HERE IN USA! The Old
School 100% pure OFC copper-Not the new CCA or tinned aluminum and under gauged
Taiwanese junk. This stuff was manufactured before that junk reared it's ugly
head among the car audio market. When 8G meant 8G. The mainstream consumer
grade cable in the inferior pre packaged wiring kits doesn't hold a candle to
this pro installer grade cable. Notice this sais Powerstream on it but don't
get it confused with their new "PowerStation" or "ZN/Zero Noise" cheapo CCA and
tinned aluminum amp kits. Also notice it's a lot more finely stranded than the
rope lay" construction of their newer cable too for better conductivity.
A NOTE ABOUT THE TINNED PURE OFC COPPER POWER CABLE IN THIS KIT: Iv'e had a
few uninformed buyers of this kit message me and say "hey, the power cable
isn't copper". As you can see from the pictures, this original Power Stream OFC
pure copper cable is tinned. The tinning is a extra manufacturing process that
costs significantly more to produce than bare OFC but well worth it as it
increases the conductivity of the cable, resists corrosion, and adds a skinning
effect for audio quality. Tinning is extremely important as bare OFC corrodes
very quickly in an automotive environment due to humidity and many other
dynamic factors which significantly reduce it's conductivity in turn leading to
voltage drop. Just look at your positive battery terminal and factory bare
copper cable leads on them. They get bad so quickly the vehicle won't even
start because of this issue. The corrosion literally eats bare copper cable
from the inside out in no time flat. However, tinned solid OFC is immune to
this effect and why it's the best money can buy.
Copper weighs 42% more than aluminum (minus the insulation). You can also
scrape away the outer nickle tinning and see the bare 100% solid pure copper
underneath tinned OFC. CCA cable in contrast, will appear to be copper on the
outside but you'll see the silver, solid aluminum when the coppercladding is
scraped away. And last there's also lots of tinned aluminum in these cheap pre
packaged kits (the price is a dead giveaway) which will still show the silver,
pure aluminum underneath afterscraping away the tinning. I have sold a lot of
this tinned OFC cable off and on eBay as well as locally over the past 15 years
to guys running 500watt+ amps and never a single complaint. Try powering a
500watt RMS amp up to the new junk CCA or tinned aluminum 8G cable and see what
happens. Things will get hot to say the least.
So what else makes this cable so different than all the pre packaged junk out
there ??? Well first off, this is the pro installer grade cable sold by the
foot in car audio retail specialty store fronts & used in their install bays by
pro audio installers -NOT the lower consumer grade cable sold in inferior
pre-packaged amp wiring kits. You can't get this high-end cable in the cheap
pre packaged amp kits and you won't find it elsewhere on eBay or anywhere else
short of visiting your local car stereo specialty shop and forking over the big
dollars for it!
Fortunately, you can get it right here from me for pennys on the dollar!
Matter of fact, this cable came straight from my shop's pro install bay that I
personally work in and sell off the spool for $3+tax a foot all day long. IT'S
NOT SOME CHEAP ASIAN MADE CRAP EITHER like 95% of the other cable out there
including Stinger and other big names). NOPE, THIS CABLE IS MADE RIGHT HERE IN
The connecting accessories in this kit are the high-end pieces sold in car
audio retail shop's store fronts for $40 a pop and up! This kit includes a pair
of the best type of ring terminals money can buy - high-end vacuum sealed
compression interlocking machined ring terminals (not the cheap crimp on junk
found in all the inferior pre packaged kits) These heavy, thick, high-end
terminals allow you to finish off your install with a clean high-end look while
at the same time ensuring that you get max blast out of your amp and will not
choke the power output and shorten your amp's lifespan like the cheapies.
You will never find them in a consumer grade pre packaged amp kit. As you can
see from the pics below, these terminals actually vacuum seal each and every
single wire strand ensuring full and complete contact between every single
strand of wire and the heavy duty terminal leaving no wire exposed and
vulnerable to corrosion and voltage drop to your amp. The pictures also show
exactly how these terminals work and what you can expect from them cosmetically
as compared with the inferior crimp on terminals found in the consumer grade
pre packaged kits. As you can see, they just plain look BADD A$$!
With these terminals, you get every watt you paid for. You paid the big bucks
for the quality amps, so don't choke their power supply's shortening their
lifespan by skimping and using inferior power cable and ring terminals. Your
system is only as good as the weakest link. These terminals alone sell in car
audio retail shop's store fronts for $14.99 a pop and up! Heck, the terminals
alone retail out of my shop for as much as I'm selling this entire wiring kit!
After viewing this comparison, Now you be the judge. Which would you rather
have ??? Should be a no-brainer. Each component in this kit is a high-dollar,
high-end piece by itself that I hand picked just for this kit. Buying a wiring
kit is just like everything else, you want the best - you get separate high-end
components and piece it together with the best which is exactly what I have
done here, saving you the hassle and expense. You want the same junk the kids
down the street are using - go buy that. This kit is for the person who demands
what the pros use.
So don't be fooled by some fancy packaging filled with inferior garbage or you
will pay a lot more for the consequences in the end. The guys putting together
the Badd A$$, big dollar rides every day use this. Now have your own pro
install bay right at home just like us guys! Get every watt you paid for and
spend the $ on the real stuff. My custom pro installer shop grade cable is far
superior to any of the other cable out there be it the the bogus CCA/tinned
aluminum stuff or the inferior consumer grade OFC cable found in cheap pre
packaged wiring kits.
1 18' length of brand spanking new Esoteric Audio Streetwires PowerStream 8
gauge tinned 100% pure OFC copper translucent (see through) blue power cable, 1
3' length of new 8 gauge 100% pure OFC copper black ground cable, 1 new
Streetwires 24K gold water proof in-line under hood fuse holder with fuse, 2
new Streetwires 24K gold 8G high-end vacuum sealed compression interlocking
machined ring terminals, and 1 new 17' length of Streetwires 18 gauge remote
turn-on wire (blue remote wire is pictured but you'll receive yellow remote
For the younger kids out there who don't know, this is the best car stereo
power cable money can buy period. I have been personally using Streetwires
install products since about 1990 when the car audio sound offs (professional
competitions) first started. Streetwires actually invented mobile audio power
cable and were the first to come out with all this stuff. They invented &
pioneered most all other install products that are out today as well .
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Unlike 99% of the jokers selling this type of stuff on here, I am an actual
25+ year professional mobile electronics installer and have personally
installed hundreds of multi-thousand dollar A/V systems. I have seen many
vehicles catch on fire and entire electrical system wiring burn out along with
all the amplifiers from using under gauged and cheap inferior consumer grade
cable and connecting accessories, so I can tell you first hand - your choice of
install parts has a direct effect on not only the sound quality & performance
of your amps and components, but also on their lifespan. Don't take any chances
using inferior wiring or connecting accessories with your vehicle and high
dollar amplifiers ! Remember, your system is only as good as it's
cables/wiring. You'll hear a big difference using this top of the food chain
cable to feed your amps. I own 3 showroom quality fully customized vehicles all
with the best money can buy. Each are wired from front to back with this cable.
Sometimes I take small items out of the packaging to get them to fit in the
shipping box better. Everything in this kit is brand spanking new never been
installed in a vehicle but if your the type of buyer who would leave me a
negative feedback over some missing packaging, then please don't buy from me.
It's what's inside that matters and I promise you won't need the pretty
packaging for anything.
I HAVE LITERALLY SOLD THOUSANDS OF THESE SAME HIGH-END PRO INSTALLER GRADE
KITS AND AM A LONG TIME, ESTABLISHED TOP RATED EBAY SELLER (NOT SOME SHADY NOOB
PUSHING PRE PACKAGED JUNK)
IF YOU NEED SOME HIGH-END SPEAKER WIRE, BE SURE TO CHECK ALL MY OTHER EBAY
LISTINGS. I ALSO HAVE HIGH-END 4G AMPLIFIER INSTALLATION KITS.