Blue Jean speaker cable

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  1. Steve*_P

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    The Belden 5000 series from Blue Jeans does anyone know if that is a flexiable cable will it tuck into corners easily?



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  2. Larry_C250

    Larry_C250 Auditioning

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    Which gauge? I have the 10 gauge myself (5T00UP) and no, it is not very flexible for 'tucking' into corners. I could only imagine the same for the 12 gauge, I'm sure it would be a bit more forgiving, but this is grade A quality wire. If you want flexibilty and the ability to 'tuck' it somewhere, start at 16 gauge (if run is less than 50 feet, the 16 gauge would be fine for you, over 50 feet, you'd need at least 14).
     
  3. Juan C

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    I just wired a pair of speakers using Belden 5000UE, and it wasn't too flexible, really.

    The problem is not the thickness, but the number of strands, and hence strand individual thickness with equal conductor gauge.

    Belden 5000UE would be something like this:

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    And for flexibility, you'd need something like this:

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  4. Steve*_P

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    I was thibking the 10 gauge myself


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  5. mackie

    mackie Supporting Actor

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    12 gauge isn't flexible enough to work into corners without a fair amount of work, but if you put behind baseboards or crown molding it'll do just fine.
     

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