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Old 10-29-02, 02:38 PM
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Monster speaker wire what gauge?

http://www.bestbuy.com/detail.asp?e...at=783&scat=805

I think these are the one I'm using in my current system
I never really knew much about speakers and proper wiring
so I listened to a friend's advice
are these pretty descent wires? thanks
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Old 10-29-02, 02:42 PM
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14 guage wire should be good for running to your speakers

btw...that link leads to nothing in particular
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Old 10-29-02, 03:16 PM
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http://www.monstercable.com/productP...in=48&mixtype=

thanks for pointing out the dead link
this one should work
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Old 10-29-02, 03:17 PM
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You want at least 12 gauge for speaker wire, so those should be fine.
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Old 10-29-02, 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by renaldow
You want at least 12 gauge for speaker wire, so those should be fine.
No intention of bashing here! 12 gauge is fine for L-O-N-G runs, but overkill for most setups! 14-16 gauge will work fine.

It's not a car... no need for jumper cable gauge!

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Old 10-29-02, 05:19 PM
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As a side note, very good 12-gauge in wall CL rated wire is 43 cents per foot at home depot.
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Originally posted by Sonicflood
No intention of bashing here! 12 gauge is fine for L-O-N-G runs, but overkill for most setups! 14-16 gauge will work fine.

It's not a car... no need for jumper cable gauge!
What's considered a long run? I've always just used 12 gauge as a standard no matter what length.
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Old 10-29-02, 11:09 PM
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Originally posted by renaldow
What's considered a long run? I've always just used 12 gauge as a standard no matter what length.
125' >
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There is a long thread about speaker wire and home depot from a week or so back. jump on a search and check it out.
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Old 10-30-02, 08:02 AM
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As a side note, very good 12-gauge in wall CL rated wire is 43 cents per foot at home depot.
I am not pleased with this cable. The jackets have become brittle and the cable is oxidizing after a few years. I will not buy cable here ever again.

Better selections here

http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage....&WebPage_ID=25
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