12 guage/16 guage Pins/no pins???

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  1. AndrewB

    AndrewB Auditioning

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    In upgrading to a 6.1 Onkyo, I figured why not upgrade my wiring. So, the question is do I go with different guages to the different channels & do you recommend pins or no pins. Is this just a convenience thing or is there another advantage/disadvantage to pins that I don't know about?
    Thank you in advance for your help.
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Andrew,

    First, welcome to the Forum!

    Pins allow large-gauge speaker wire to be used with receivers that have spring-loaded speaker terminals.

    If you have regular binding posts, bare wire, spade lugs or banana plugs are preferable.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  3. Scott Sabin

    Scott Sabin Stunt Coordinator

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    Regarding the wire guage, I would use the same guage all around. The amount of money you would save by going with smaller wire for the surrounds is really quite small (unless you are going hog wild on your wire expenditure).

    The last thing you want to do is take your timbre-matched speaker set, and change the impedance for a couple of them. That is essentially what the different wire guages will do. That is also why you ideally would also have the wires the same length (more or less).
     

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