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mattjones124
05-19-06, 04:06 PM
Is there any difference from buying 16 gauge speaker wire from a local hardware store than from buying it from a Bestbuy or Futureshop type store in terms of sound quality?

Ghery
05-19-06, 04:37 PM
Monster Cables will tell you there is. :)

My dad is an electrical engineer who's specialty is related to the interference cables can have. His long standing suggestion has been to buy the cable from the hardware store, leave the over-priced Monster Cable on the store shelf.

mattjones124
05-19-06, 04:39 PM
The advice is greatly appreciated. You just saved me like $50...

Sdallnct
05-19-06, 05:28 PM
Is there any difference from buying 16 gauge speaker wire from a local hardware store than from buying it from a Bestbuy or Futureshop type store in terms of sound quality?

Depending on how much you need, I found great deals on speaker wire at Lowes and Home Depot. Throw in a 10% coupon that seem to be everywhere and you have a bargain. I wired my entire dedicated media room with wire from Lowes.

There are several on sites that have great deals on speaker wire, the problem is shipping usually kills the deal.