68ft to my rear center channels, what size wire?

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  1. JohnTKline

    JohnTKline Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey,

    I'm going to hook up my rear center channel but it'll take 68ft to get there, while running along baseboards,etc. Should I use 18, 16 guage? Will this distance be a problem? I really don't want to fish through walls...

    John
     
  2. Neil Joseph

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    I would use 12 guage actually for that length of run.
     
  3. Bill Street

    Bill Street Stunt Coordinator

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    Yep,
    I wouldn't use any thinner wire than 12 for a run that long. Here is a useful link about Speaker Wire: http://www.sundial.net/~rogerr/wire.htm
    It doesn't recommend any run to be longer than 50', but with a nice thick wire I would think you would be safe.
    Bill
     

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