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Upgrading to decent quality speaker wire

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by alan22153, May 6, 2007.

  1. alan22153

    alan22153 Member

    Jan 5, 2007
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    I'm just putting the finishing touches on my home theater/audio system. I've got an Onkyo 604 AV receiver and am awaiting some speakers I ordered from AV123. I currently have two very old Pioneer speakers (about 30 years old) hooked up to the receiver - with your bargain basement quality speaker wire. The speakers will go the second the new ones arrive.

    In preparation for the new speakers, I replaced one of the speaker wires with Monster XP-CI. I hooked up the wire to one of the Pioneer speakers only. When I turned the system back on, the speaker connected with the Monster cable is not working.

    I've wired speakers a zillion times before. Any idea what could be causing this?
  2. Keith Mickunas

    Keith Mickunas Well-Known Member

    Dec 15, 1998
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    Through some fluke the speaker wire may have a break in it somewhere, or perhaps there's a point in there where it's shorted somehow. Do you have a continuity tester? It should be easy enough to determine if the cable is good.

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