12 gauge as opposed to 16 gauge

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  1. mattCY

    mattCY Auditioning

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    Hi,
    Hoping someone can answer this question for me. I have a Pioneer VSX-D914-K, it's my beginner receiver, and I have 12 gauge Radio Shack speaker wire hooked up to my speakers and am wondering if it would be better to use 16 gauge Monster Speaker Cable or should I keep my 12 gauge.

    Sorry, this is a nub question.

    Thanks,
    Mattcy
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Keep the 12 ga. It’s larger than 16 ga. Typically larger gauge is better than smaller.

    Oh yes, weldome to the Forum!

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  3. Cees Alons

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    What Wayne says. The 12ga is the better choice. There will be (a little bit) less loss.


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  4. Bob McElfresh

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    At one time, Monster made the 12 ga MegaCable speaker wire sold by Radio Shack.

    I do recommend the dual-banana plugs 279-306 if your reciever and speaker terminal have the right spacing. These things make it easy to do a neat wire job. (12 ga is sometimes hard to wire up because it is so thick).

    Dont get brain-washed over speaker wires. While wires do have a small influence on a music system, HT systems are much less sensitive to wires.
     

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