Speaker cables

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by ScubaERDoc, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. ScubaERDoc

    ScubaERDoc Auditioning

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Another Noob question. Which are the best speaker cables and where should I look. Or are they all the same?
     
  2. gene c

    gene c Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2003
    Messages:
    5,844
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    Bay area, Ca
    Real Name:
    Gene
    It's all pretty much the same. Most of us buy are cables and wires from either Monoprice.com or bluejeancables.com. Some even use lamp cord bought from your local home improvement center. I've purchased in the automotive dept at Walmart. 50 ft of 14 gauge for about $10-$15. Most feel 14-16 gauge is sufficient but I like to use 12 gauge. Probably over-kill but it's not that much more. If you're running the wires in the walls then you need CL-2 or CL-3 to satisfy local fire codes.
     
  3. Robert_J

    Robert_J Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2000
    Messages:
    8,288
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Mississippi
    Real Name:
    Robert
    You can spend hundreds of dollars a foot for the "best" speaker wire. Or you can do like Gene says and it will sound the same. Just read a little - http://www.theanalogdept.com/hd14.htm
     

Share This Page