Best flat wire for rear surrounds?

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  1. Reid_J

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    I am hoping to get some opinions/suggestions for the best flat wire to run to my rear surrounds. My room is about 25 feet long, and I would like to run the wire under the carpet and up the walls to each speaker, then spackle and/or paint it so it is "hidden". I have the Energy Take 5.2 satellite system with a Denon 3802 receiver.
    I have been searching the internet for different options, but thought someone here might have some good ideas. There are a lot out there, bu it seems like the best options so far are the Acoustic Research HT362 16-guage or I also found one called SYNAPSE Thinflex wire (http://www.speakerworks.net/speaker_wire.html), but I am not sure on the guage size for my room length. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    You can also look here: http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage....ctGroup_ID=370
    Most flat wire I have seen is usually 16 ga. That should be fine for your application. If you feel the need for overkill, you can always use 2 16 ga. runs which would be about 13 ga. equivalent.
     
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    I found a 50-ft hank of nice stranded 14 gauge flatwire at Radio Shack.
     
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    Thanks for the help. I'm glad to hear that the 16AWG should work fine. That was my biggest concern, and I didn't want to put it in and have it be wrong. I'll definately check out Parts Express, Radio Shack and JSC. Thanks again...this forum is great!
     
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    Nordost. True high-end. There are tons of dealers, and I've noticed some of the less expensive flavors on eBay.
     
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    True overkill on Take5 2.2 satellite SURROUNDS.
     
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    True - but he did ask for the "best." Guessing this case best doesn't necessarily refer to sound quality alone.
     
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    For a fairly thin wire, which should facillitate spackling as well as running under carpeting without creating a 'bump', check this place out.
     

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