12 gauge vs. 14 gauge?

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  1. MikeJason

    MikeJason Agent

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    I have been to 2 Home Depots and they do not carry 12 gauge speaker wire.

    Will I notice much of a difference if I go with 14 gauge instead of 12? The speaker wire for my rear speakers will be running about 35 or so and the front speakers will be about 5 ft from the receiver.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    In terms of an audible difference, the answer is no. However, that's never stopped a person of waking up in the middle of the night and second guessing themselves. Since HD doesn't seem to carry it, rather than wasting car trips and time, just order a 100 foot roll of 12gauge SoundKing over at PartsExpress and while you're at it, pick up bananas and/or spades to make your connections. If you don't like clear vinyl, Knukonceptz makes some attractive blue stuff.
     
  3. wade_g

    wade_g Auditioning

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    You might double-check Home Depot. I've purchased a couple of rolls of 12ga. speaker wire from them (RCA brand, oxygen-free, clear jacket). Bought a 50' roll 3-4 weeks ago and a 100' roll last week. It was an aisle over from the bulk cable they sell by the foot, and below the various audio and video cables and connectors.

    ...unless maybe you're looking for in-wall cable.
     
  4. Sami Kallio

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    I have noticed that many HD stores it is available only by pre-order. Ask if they will order it.
     

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