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Speaker Wire

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:36 pm
by smack323
what gauge is recommended? This is for use in my home theater?

Re: Speaker Wire

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:02 pm
by Major_A
What system do you have? Do you have a high end amp and speakers? Are you a self proclaimed audiophile? Just to play it safe either way I'd say 12-14 gauge. Be sure to check out Monoprice for prices.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/subde ... p_id=10239

Re: Speaker Wire

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:52 pm
by JMMD
12GA would be fine for most applications. If you're going to use it in-wall, be sure it's certified for that use.

Re: Speaker Wire

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:44 pm
by skier
I always get the cheapest spool of 50ft I can find, usually 12G, doesn't make much difference, it's all about the build of the speaker and receiver

Re: Speaker Wire

Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:17 am
by smack323
Major_A wrote:What system do you have? Do you have a high end amp and speakers? Are you a self proclaimed audiophile? Just to play it safe either way I'd say 12-14 gauge. Be sure to check out Monoprice for prices.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/subde ... p_id=10239


I have a Sony STRDG820 7.1 Audio Video Receiver and Polk Audio RM6750 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System - I would consider it a mid range set up- by no means would I say I am a audiophile - If it sounds decent I am happy with it. I was able to find 200ft of 16 gauge monster cable on ebay for about $40. I know I could have gotten an off brand for about $15 but for some reason I decided to go with the monster. I hope the 16 works well enough.