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Kicker CK8

Complete 8-gauge amplifier wiring kit — includes 2-channel patch cable and speaker wire

Item # 206CK8

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Item # 206CK8

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About the Kicker CK8

This kit delivers all the power and signal your system needs

Your amplifier needs hefty power and ground wiring in order to deliver the big power you want. Kicker's CK8 amp wiring kit includes the power, ground, turn-on, and signal wiring for any amplifier with a fuse rating of up to 60 amperes. This kit is suitable for an amplifier with a maximum output of about 400 watts RMS for a Class AB amp or about 600 watts RMS for a Class D amp.

Includes patch cable and speaker wire

The CK8 kit includes a 17-foot, 2-channel twisted pair patch cable that'll send the signal reliably from the receiver to your amp with minimal noise. Also, Kicker provides 40 feet of 16-gauge speaker wire, enough to take care of both the front and rear speakers in most installations. Kicker makes all their wires from oxygen-free copper so you can count on maximum power and signal transfer with minimum resistance or interference.

Product highlights:

  • amplifier wiring kit
  • cables meet or exceed the American Wire Gauge specifications and requirements
  • 17 feet of 8-gauge power cable with attached ring terminal and protective wire loom — blue
  • 2 feet of 8-gauge ground cable with attached ring terminal — gray
  • 17 feet of 16-gauge turn-on lead wire — clear
  • one 2-channel 17-foot twisted pair RCA patch cable
  • 40 feet of 16-gauge speaker wire
  • AFS fuse holder and 60-amp fuse
  • assortment of installation hardware and cable ties
  • extends your Kicker amplifier's warranty by one year, if purchased along with the amp
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CK8

What's in the box:

  • 17' Length of 8-gauge power wire terminated with a 5/16" ring-terminal on one end (blue/black jacket)
  • 2' Length of 8-gauge ground wire terminated with a 5/16" ring-terminal on one end (dark gray jacket)
  • 17' Length of 16-gauge remote turn-on wire (clear jacket)
  • AFS fuse holder
  • 60 amp AFS fuse (installed)
  • 17' Stereo RCA patch cord
  • 40' Length of 16-gauge speaker wire
  • One 7/8" Self-tapping screw (ground)
  • 1 Flat washer
  • 1 Plastic grommet
  • 1 Red butt-connector
  • Six 5" wire ties
  • Four 3/16" crimp-on spade-connectors
  • 2 Blue spade-connector sleeves
  • 2 Black spade-connector sleeves

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Single Amplifier 8-AWG Kit: This kit includes the following:

  • One 17' length of 8-gauge power wire (terminated by a 1/2" wide, 5/16" diameter ring-terminal)
  • One 2' length of 8-gauge ground wire (terminated by a 1/2" wide, 5/16" diameter ring-terminal)
  • One 17' length of 16-gauge remote turn-on lead
  • 17' Stereo RCA patch cord
  • 40' Length of 16-gauge speaker wire
  • AFS fuse holder
  • 60A AFS fuse (installed)
  • One 7/8" self-tapping ground screw with flat washer
  • One plastic grommet
  • Four 3/16" crimp-on spade-connectors (5/16" outer width)
  • 2 Blue spade-connector sleeves
  • 2 Black spade-connector sleeves
  • Six 5" wire ties
  • One red butt-connector

Hyper-Flex Power Cable: The power, ground, and speaker wires feature a Hyper-Flex jacket for easy installation. The RCA patch cord also has a Hyper-Flex jacket. Four feet of the power wire is covered with a wire loom to protect it in the engine compartment.

Silver Tinned OFC Copper: The power and ground cables are constructed of 735 strand silver tinned OFC copper. The speaker wire is 111 strand silver tinned OFC copper.

Fuse Holder: The fuse holder requires a 5mm Allen wrench to secure the input and output wires, and to change the fuse. There are four holes in the base for mounting and the dimensions are approximately:

  • Width: 3-1/2"
  • Height: 1-3/8"
  • Depth: 1-5/8"

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Would this be a better option than the Crutchfield CK8 kit to hook my JBL Club 704 amp up to my JBL Club 9630 6"x 9" 3-way speakers?
[ chris  Jan 02, 2018 ]
1 answer
Their power wiring should perform the same. The biggest difference in these kits is that the Kicker model comes with one set of RCA audio cables. I notice you are using a 4 channel amp. If your setup will need 2 sets of RCA audio cables, then getting the Crutchfield wiring kit will give you the ability to order 2 matching sets of RCA audio cables for the amp. If your install will only need one set of RCA cables, then the Kicker wiring kit works. HTH! My Bio:
[ Paul  Jan 09, 2018 ]  Staff
Would this kit be enough to power the kicker 12CX600.1 amp?
[ Gary  Jan 21, 2016 ]
1 answer
We actually recommend the step-up kit from this for the CX600.1 amp. You can find that kit here:
[ Jeff  Jan 22, 2016 ]  Staff
Ok so I purchased this product and am wondering If I have to cut through the power wire in order to install the fuse ?
[ Robert11410  Feb 05, 2015 ]
7 answers
yea just cut off like 1/2inch of the rubber off
[ Thomas  Feb 09, 2015 ]
On the power wire, you have two grey sleeves about an 1.5" long each with a 2" or so gap between. I believe these two sleeves were added to keep the black mesh from unraveling. You will cut between the two grey sleeves and add the inline fuse there. Be sure to trim back some of the mesh with scissors so the wire fits into the fuse openings's a snug fit! Tighten the allen screws and done!
[ Scott  Feb 06, 2015 ]
Yes. Cut about 6 inches to a foot behind the ring terminal connector and install the fuse box there.
[ Max  Feb 06, 2015 ]
I cut mine between the two close heat shrinks to mount the fuse.
[ MICHAEL  Feb 06, 2015 ]
Yes you do. Also keep the fuse close to the battery. (Within 18 inches would do)
[ Leandro  Feb 06, 2015 ]
Yes.. some people like to have it by the speaker but it is best to have it as close to the power supply as you can..
[ JOSH  Feb 06, 2015 ]
Yes you have to cut through the power cord to install the fuse. I bought the same product and just screwed my fuse about 2 feet from the battery. I hoped this helps!
[ James  Feb 06, 2015 ]

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