Do I change my 4 year old speaker wire for my new system!!

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by EddyObregon, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. EddyObregon

    EddyObregon Stunt Coordinator

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    guys right now i have a 4 year old monster xp speaker cable its the one that comes in white and its not to thick or not to thin. When i get my new speakers is it wise to get better wire. if so what should i get i really dont want to blow so much money into this..
     
  2. Nick Breckon

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    Heh, I'm just a new guy here, but from what I've read,speaker wire isn't going to degrade a ton over the years. I'm guessing that if you're not running the wire over 20 feet on a connection, you should be fine with what you have. If you are running the wire pretty far, 12 gauge wire is the least you want to go with in order to cover all your bases - as far as I know. Don't know exactly what wire you're using, so can't help you there.
     
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    No need to replace the wire.
     
  4. Nathan Stohler

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    Eddy,

    It sounds like you have 16 gauge wire if it's the same Monster wire I have (I bought it for my surrounds to run along my white baseboards), which should be fine, unless you have very long runs.

    However, after four years, I would bet that the trimmed ends of the wire have oxidized, discolored, and have a rigid feel to them. I would suggest cutting off the ends and re-stripping them.

    I wouldn't replace the wire altogether though.

    --Nathan
     

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