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Newbie needs help with wiring and connections for new Paradigms


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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   John_Yanotka

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Posted May 15 2007 - 04:19 AM

I need some help on how to set up and wire my new Paradigm V5 Monitors. I have a pair of Titans,CC-290 for my fronts stage and a pair of Mini Monitors for rear surrounds. I am patiently waiting for my new Onkyo receiver. What speaker wire and connections should I use to get the best sound from my new speakers? Are banana plugs the way to go for connections? Thanks for your help.

#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Nathan Stohler

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Posted May 16 2007 - 01:58 AM

16 AWG speaker wire all around should be fine. There's nothing wrong with bare wire, but banana plugs can make connecting/disconnecting easier.

#3 of 3 OFFLINE   Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Posted May 18 2007 - 01:10 PM


You probably should go with a heavier gauge for the rear speakers, since they’re typically a much longer run than the front ones.

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Wayne

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