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Help wiring speaker

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Matthew McGuire, Jun 14, 2002.

  1. Matthew McGuire

    Matthew McGuire Auditioning

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    I need some help. I am wiring up a 5.1 setup in a new home. A friend of mine gave me 300 foot of in-wall 4X16 speaker wire. Each run will be anywhere from 30 foot to 60 foot. Would I be better to get new wire 14 or 12 gauge, use the wire as it is, or use the wire but use 2 of the 4 wires for the positive and 2 of the 4 for the negative?
     
  2. Bill_Weinreich

    Bill_Weinreich Second Unit

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    Hey, Free wire is free wire. If its new I'd use it. I would combine the four leads in each to make two. You should end up with about a 13 guage conductor. Just double check you connections.

    Bill
     
  3. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    Bill is quite right about the effective gauge being ~13 when you combine them. Leave a few extra feet if you can to allow for adjustments if needed.
     
  4. Matthew McGuire

    Matthew McGuire Auditioning

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    Cool. Thanks. This will save some $$ for other HT stuff.
     

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