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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Michael Botvinick, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. Michael Botvinick

    Michael Botvinick Stunt Coordinator

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    Gang,
    I need immediate advice from someone if possible. A while back I posted about pre-wiring my new home. I got some great advice and told the new home manufacturers what wiring I needed (KB Homes). One of the Forum members recommended that since I will have an upstairs dedicated HT, plus pre-wiring for speakers in the ceiling throughout the house and a smaller HT downstairs in the family room. He suggested that I run cable from my upstairs HT to the downstairs HT so I can send audio signal to the downstairs. He recommended that I run 20/4??? so I can later convert it into stereo RCA cables after I move in. The thought was that the whole house would be able to hear the same musical source and I have the option of hearing the source through the downstairs stereo also. The Downstairs HT will also run my future outside speakers.
    The subcontractor just called and said that 20/4 is alarm wire and would not work for this purpose. What wire should I run? Please advise and email me back.
    Of course I want to keep costs down since they are nickel-and-diming me to L!!
    Thanks,
    Michael Botvinick
    mbotvinick@trimedyne.com
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    If you’re talking just stereo, then all you need is two single-conductor, shielded cables. A two-conductor shielded cable will do the job, too, but it’s a little trickier to terminate.

    Regards,

    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  3. JohnMW

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    20/4 sounds like 20 gauge 4 wire...kinda small. I would recommend at least 14/4.
     
  4. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    14/4 for signal??

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     

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