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After wiring my car in preparation for a pair of Polk Audio DB651 and a pair of JL Audio 6w3v3-4, I ran into a little problem with the door speakers (DB651).
I used 12 gauge speaker wire to run to the doors -blah blah blah over kill, I get it, but it's what I had on hand and it doesn't hurt my system in any way. Only problem I'm having is connecting a 12 gauge wire to the male disconnect terminals on the DB651. I think the males on the speaker are meant to connect to one 0.187" (+) and one 0.110" (-) female disconnect -just a guesstimate.
I want to avoid soldering. And they do not make any 10-12 gauge female disconnect terminals in 0.187" and 0.110" for audio (gold plated). Dorman used to (part no. 84552/84553) but discontinued the item (why?). However Dorman does make them in 14-16 gauge (part no. 84546/84547).
Would it really be so bad to trim the wire down to a 14 gauge from it's 12 gauge size?
I definitely don't want to damage anything. The only negative thing I can think of is maybe a loss of signal.. what else should I expect if I do this?