in-wall speaker wire brand?

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  1. ChadFetter

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    I am getting ready to string all the wiring for my new house prior to the drywall going up.

    I am going to need to buy about 1000 feet of in-wall speaker wire. I know the benefits of going to certain gauge of wire, but is there a big difference in Brands? Who can recommend a good brand? Granted I don't want to spend a ton of money, but, I also don't want to skimp.

    Is there also a place you would recommend I buy it? Online? Retailer?

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    I am getting ready to string all the wiring for my new house prior to the drywall going up.

    I am going to need to buy about 1000 feet of in-wall speaker wire. I know the benefits of going to certain gauge of wire, but is there a big difference in Brands? Who can recommend a good brand? Granted I don't want to spend a ton of money, but, I also don't want to skimp.

    Is there also a place you would recommend I buy it? Online? Retailer?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  3. Cornelius

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    The biggest difference you'll find is in the flexibility of the wire. Definitely look for something CL2 or CL3 rated (for inwall use). I, personally, like the Monster Cable CI (custom install) cable. The two wires are also surrounded by an outer jacket to protect them. Also, the outer jacket has foot markings on it. I normally run 4 conductor cable to the volume control / keypad location and then separate 2 conductor cables to each of the speaker locations.

    You can usually find a pretty good deal on ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=5705513581

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=5705515152

    CJ
     
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    The biggest difference you'll find is in the flexibility of the wire. Definitely look for something CL2 or CL3 rated (for inwall use). I, personally, like the Monster Cable CI (custom install) cable. The two wires are also surrounded by an outer jacket to protect them. Also, the outer jacket has foot markings on it. I normally run 4 conductor cable to the volume control / keypad location and then separate 2 conductor cables to each of the speaker locations.

    You can usually find a pretty good deal on ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=5705513581

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=5705515152

    CJ
     

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