In wall speaker wire a must for in wall runs?

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  1. JohnMW

    JohnMW Second Unit

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    Guys, I am about to run wire for my rear speakers, but I must go in the wall and thru the attic. Is it really necessary to use CL2 or 3 rated wire for in wall runs, or will standard speaker wire be acceptable? I want to run some of the parts express 10ga OFC wire is at all possible.
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  2. Brian Perry

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    You should use cable rated for in-wall use. If there were ever a fire (God forbid), your insurance might not cover the damage if it was discovered that you used regular cable.
     
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    Definitely not worth the risk, just to save a few bucks.
     
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    Trust me, it will be easier to run too. You might also want to consider running PVC conduit to run the wires through, it makes it a lot easier for future wire changes/additions.

    My .02

    Tom
     
  5. JohnMW

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    Thanks for the feedback. I will stick with 14/4 AR Pro speaker wire for the rear speakers.
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