Gauge?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Anthony Lengyel, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. Anthony Lengyel

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    I have 8 gauge twisted pair speaker wire comming for my fronts and center. Is this too large or would that be ok?

    What is recommended sizes for fronts/center and rears?
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    That's pushing it a bit.

    Some high-end speaker sites recommend the following gauge based on length of speaker wire:

    1-10 ft: 16 ga
    11-20 ft: 14 ga
    20+ ft: 12 ga

    So you are way over the top with 8 ga for short runs to your front speakers. (You are not pumping 1000 watts per channel are you?)

    Good luck connecting the speaker wires to your amp or speakers. Most binding posts barely accept 12 ga and even then it's a tight fit.
     
  3. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    if you got it and you can figure out a way to make it all connect, knock yourself out and use it.
     

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