Is it O.K to put Carol speaker wire for my 4 surrounds and Sound King for L,C,R?

Todd smith

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Is it O.K. to Mix speaker wire brands? I was planning on using Carol speaker wire for my surrounds since the wire will be going in wall, and Sound King wire for my FL,FR,C speakers. Will there be ANY audible difference if I went with two different brand wires for surround and front speakers? I will be doing some multichannel audio listening so seamless soundstage is crucial.
 

Chu Gai

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Is it O.K. to Mix speaker wire brands?
Absolutely. Just don't make the gauge going to your rears something tiny like 28 gauge and you'll be fine..

Will there be ANY audible difference if I went with two different brand wires for surround and front speakers?
Only if the gauge disparity is enormous as then resistance losses coupled with interaction with the speaker's impedance lead to combinations of high frequency roll offs coupled with mild equalization effects. No reason you can't do 14 or even 16 gauge to your rears and 12 up front.

I will be doing some multichannel audio listening so seamless soundstage is crucial.
Then your choice of speakers and their proper positioning will be matters for you to consider and not the wires.
 

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