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8 AWG marine power cable used as speaker cable?
8 replies to this topic
Posted October 27 2006 - 03:00 AM
i was talking to a guy and he is using 8 AWG, 600V, tinned copper low resistance power wire as speaker cable. is this recommended, any drawbacks or disadvantages to be using this other than the heavy gauge. would it fit a normal banana plug? he says he has been using it for years and has had no problems as far as signal interference or signal loss.
Posted October 27 2006 - 05:49 AM
Probably not. That's pretty fat.
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Posted October 27 2006 - 04:18 PM
probably have to use heavy gauge banana plugs but other than that what is the general concensus about using this type of wire?
Posted October 28 2006 - 01:53 PM
I can't see why there would be any problem with it. Few a/v applications require that kind of cable, but this hobby is all about overkill, so I say go for it.
Posted October 28 2006 - 02:44 PM
If you've got binding posts, use spade lugs instead of banana plugs for such a large gage of wire.
Posted October 29 2006 - 12:00 AM
Or, simply cut some wire off until it fits the bananas and/or spades.
Posted October 29 2006 - 03:49 AM
where would i get large spade lugs? couldn't find them on monoprice.com or bluejeanscable.com
Posted October 30 2006 - 12:09 AM
You can always do a search for "8 gauge" + spade and that'll turn up a bunch of sources. For example at http://shopper.cnet.....-32118911.html you'll find a 5 pack of gold plated ones for $8. Otherwise, give a call to some local car stereo installation places and tell them what you're looking for.
Posted October 30 2006 - 04:01 AM
i found some on ebay actually, thanks.
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