On the quest for more bass. I got my new cable today and there is a big difference in the quality 99.9% pure copper vs Copper Clad Aluminum. Don't get me wrong CCA is good too it just depends on your application. Ive ran multiple runs of CCA wire in builds and it performed just as well. Just a comparison

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    • GoldCurency o
      GoldCurency o

      Are you still using this type of cable for your systems ?

      about 16 hours ago
    • akuma4u
      akuma4u

      Is welding wire cca or ofc? I dont know whether to use welding cable for my big 3 upgrade of ofc wire.. i can get welding cable 2/0 way cheaper but everyone is bigging up ofc so...is it worth it to pay more for ofc?

      about 15 days ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to akuma4u

      Yes nothing but word play. UL listed Welding cable is definitely OFC oxygen free copper and does rated. Ive seen the same stuff powering huge DC machines in factories as well as 90% of my basshead friends run it. Most have insane systems too.

      about 13 days ago
    • akuma4u
      akuma4u In reply to akuma4u

      +bigvell02 ok cool. I thought ofc was a superior version of pure copper but i guess its all word play created from the car audio world

      about 14 days ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to akuma4u

      Welding wire is OFC no doubt. Its like 95-99% pure copper, great stuff no doubt.

      about 14 days ago
    • mosests3
      mosests3

      Great video. Just got some 2/0 welding cable and wanted to know what size tech flex would I need

      about 19 days ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to mosests3

      Thanks much :). I appreciate that I usually get 3/4 inch its perfect IMO it opens up to over 1 inch.

      about 17 days ago
    • Tony Guerra
      Tony Guerra

      Can you tell me why i got some 2/0 that looks at a lot smaller

      about 1 month ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to Tony Guerra

      Oh wow! What brand was it?

      about 1 month ago
    • BASSN SANE
      BASSN SANE

      i got no sound, where u jack that cable from , ama need bout 20ft and Hifonics Brutus 4000k take 0ga, so i need 0ga or 2/0

      about 2 months ago
    • BASSN SANE
      BASSN SANE In reply to BASSN SANE

      +bigvell02 fsho , thanks for the info /#keep it OFC

      about 1 month ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to BASSN SANE

      Brutus 4K you will be good with 1/0 with plenty of headroom for more power. If you do get welding cable I highly recommend wrapping the wire to protect it. I use Techflex in all areas where it bends or can rub. I order straight from the manufacturer. Royal Excelene or Crimp Supply

      about 1 month ago
    • Timothy Hinton
      Timothy Hinton In reply to BASSN SANE

      Speak English please

      about 1 month ago
    • BILTDMAX
      BILTDMAX

      Great vid bud, ofc is the way to go

      about 4 months ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to BILTDMAX

      Thanks much :). I agree totally, Ive been issue free and voltage very solid as well.

      about 4 months ago
    • boodecarlo
      boodecarlo

      So 2/0 welding cable is comparable to 1/0 car audio cable (size wise)?

      about 5 months ago
    • boodecarlo
      boodecarlo In reply to boodecarlo

      +bigvell02 thanks homie. I'll definitely check those out. Saving money is a good thing in this game lol.

      about 4 months ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to boodecarlo

      I'm running Crimp Supply and so far issue free (midwest weather, salt, etc) I switched from 0ga CCA and the difference was night and day. If you do run crimp supply I suggest using tech flex wire loom. This will protect the jacket from rubbing. Best 7-10 bucks you can spend and it looks great. I also like Royal Excelene. both 2/0 are fairly easy to work with but can be a pain hooking up a fuse block on a tight tight bend. 4/0 welding cable is the same size as skyhigh 2/0 but more dense from what I hear. Not my words just a basshead grapevine. Power for the dollar is my thing

      about 4 months ago
    • boodecarlo
      boodecarlo In reply to boodecarlo

      +bigvell02 thanks for the info. Gonna be switching to welding cable for my next upgrade. Ran Knukoncepts 0gauge ofc for everything so far but now there's no reason not to switch to welding cable. Any brands you suggest?

      about 4 months ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to boodecarlo

      Car audio cable has more strand counts . Some companies will over size their cable so its under rated. Some companies wire OFC is fluffy and when you smash it down its smaller than OFC welding cable. The welding cable feels more dense than 80% of the wire Ive held. I would definitely say 2/0 is like skyhigh OFC 1/0 but most of the other brands its about the same

      about 4 months ago
    • Britto Anthony
      Britto Anthony

      Question? I bough the 1/0 the competition sells, do you think that will run my second battery from my isolator to the trunk and run my Rockford Fosgate r600x5 and my r750 amp?

      about 9 months ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to Britto Anthony

      1/0 from the competition is it copper (OFC) or is it labeled CCA? If its
      copper you shouldn't have any issues at all. Those amps are pretty
      efficient you might see 135-150 amps max on your system.

      about 8 months ago
    • Tony Melo
      Tony Melo

      1100 strands? That's not much. I got 4 gauge cable that has 1862 strands. Power runs on the outside of wires, that's why more strands matters. My 4 gauge with 1862 strands would theoretically be capable of carrying more power than your 1 gauge.

      about 1 year ago
    • Timothy Hinton
      Timothy Hinton In reply to Tony Melo

      You know that is higher voltage right? At 12 -14 voltage that is completely BS

      about 1 month ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to Tony Melo

      Tony Melo I didn’t take any offense at all 🙂. Us Bassheads can be direct at times and technical. You point is very valid as well. I appreciate the subscription also 😎. #SmoothBasshead

      about 1 year ago
    • Tony Melo
      Tony Melo In reply to Tony Melo

      bigvell02 nah, you didn't come off negative man. You were fine. I felt like I did with the strand comment, so I guess we both may have said things we didn't mean to come off the way the may have seemed. Good video, good info. Subscribed.

      about 1 year ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to Tony Melo

      I appreciate you stopping by and interacting too. I think the Youtube bass community is the best. There is a nice network going on here :-). Peace and Bass

      about 1 year ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to Tony Melo

      I feel you there. Oh and I wasn't trying to come off like a Big OG know it all Basshead. I'm very humble and I can imagine 20 years from now I will still be learning (at least I hope). But yes sir I do know tons of people running welding with great success.
      I currently run 2 DD amps and I popped a 250a fuse and the other fuse to the amp looked damaged - but not broken while competing. I can safely say that the amps pulled more than the fuse rating. The wire was cool to the touch. One day I would love to run some RF silver tinned, or KnuKoncepts, Sky high OFC, or even D4S from JP silver tinned of course :). It was not in my budget at the time though. But this stuff is great and safe for the budget minded bassheads for sure. My theory at 1st was to add another run in the future if needed as well but there was no need. I try to be as safe as possible so I used Techflex on the cable to help protect.

      about 1 year ago
    • Britto Anthony
      Britto Anthony

      I bet this brother has a banging system, knocking! Knowing is key, stay on top of your game....ANT ECHO X PARK

      about 1 year ago
    • Britto Anthony
      Britto Anthony In reply to Britto Anthony

      I’m gonna get some of that and use it a 2nd battery install. I will also run that to my amps. I have a Rockford Fosgate r600 5 channel, and a r750 mono. I think that will do it

      about 1 year ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to Britto Anthony

      No power issues at all. Performs well and my amps are very power hungry they can pull over 300a on music and over 500 amps in the lanes.

      about 1 year ago
    • RockfordT2 Bass
      RockfordT2 Bass

      So do you recommend the 2/0 welding wire even tho it has less strands then the reg ofc with 4000 plus strands?

      about 1 year ago
    • fender electric
      fender electric In reply to RockfordT2 Bass

      Also , pure copper 2/0 welding wire is much more conductive than the cca, yes

      about 8 months ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to RockfordT2 Bass

      No Problem, bassheads look out for each other all day!!

      about 1 year ago
    • RockfordT2 Bass
      RockfordT2 Bass In reply to RockfordT2 Bass

      bigvell02 thx for the info bro really do appreciate it 👍👍

      about 1 year ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to RockfordT2 Bass

      The strands in welding cable are much thicker. A little harder to bend but still pretty flexible. I look at overall diameter and rating for the dollar. Welding cable is also true to size 👌

      about 1 year ago
    • RockfordT2 Bass
      RockfordT2 Bass In reply to RockfordT2 Bass

      Or the welding cable strands alot thicker?

      about 1 year ago
    • lkjyuiop
      lkjyuiop

      Don't use CCA wire if you look it up you will see.

      about 2 years ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to lkjyuiop

      I agree! That CCA you saw in the video will be the last ever bought. You couldn't pay me to run CCA in my builds OFC only. I put the welding cable inside techflex on areas that might rub the jacket can be almost like and eraser type material.

      about 2 years ago
    • juanitom71
      juanitom71

      wat up , have you installed cable ? how is it working for you? is it flexible ? great vid ty .

      about 2 years ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to juanitom71

      juanitom71 update I've bought 2 more rolls and it's installed. Great cable I also did install and update videos definitely a must buy for bass.

      about 2 years ago
    • juanitom71
      juanitom71 In reply to juanitom71

      ty for the info will be waiting for the install vid.

      about 2 years ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to juanitom71

      Haven't installed it yet just waiting for a good day to tear everything apart. I will be making a video on it too ;-). The cable is very flexible just heavy compared to other cable commonly used in car audio. I'm sure it will be easy to run in my car (I plan on running in the interior). I will do a resistance and voltage comparison when I make the video as well.

      about 2 years ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02

      Here is a link if anyone is interested
      http://crimpsupply.com/wire/welding-cable

      about 2 years ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to bigvell02

      No problem bro. That's whats its all about.

      about 2 years ago
    • JJonescaraudio1
      JJonescaraudio1 In reply to bigvell02

      thank you sir...hell of a deal!

      about 2 years ago
    • JJonescaraudio1
      JJonescaraudio1

      nice!

      about 2 years ago
    • Unknown Infamous
      Unknown Infamous In reply to JJonescaraudio1

      +bigvell02 where you score your wire , piecing up a big 3 and power run now..

      about 8 months ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to JJonescaraudio1

      I got 15 feet of 2/0 and 5 of those seamless lugs for $40. Its definitely worth the dollar its the same stuff they sell at a local welding supply for $120-160

      about 2 years ago
    • JJonescaraudio1
      JJonescaraudio1 In reply to JJonescaraudio1

      +bigvell02 wow.....how many ft for 40????

      about 2 years ago
    • bigvell02
      bigvell02 In reply to JJonescaraudio1

      Yes Sir.. And I got it for around 40 bucks.

      about 2 years ago