Solid core wire for speaker hookups?

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    Anyone use solid core wire (16 to 18 gauge) for their speaker hookups?
     
  2. Chu Gai

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    can't say as I have, but can't imagine any benefit from doing it as you'd lose flexibility and have such an unforgiving situation.
     
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    i dont, but bose does on the inside of their speakers. i would think that is enough reason not to do it!!
     
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    Pat,

    I had some nice 4 conductor solid speaker wire (either 16 or 18 gauge) that I used to use in an old car audio install. I used it in my HT system for quite a while. I just twisted the red and black conductors together to make a single run. Worked great. I replaced it with DH Labs Silver Sonic that I got virtually for free. It has solid conductors as well.
     
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    Patrick,

    Regular Radio Shack solid core wire is just okay for speakers, but some entry level audiophile cable is only pennys more and ten times better sounding. Purity os copper makes a big difference, for instance.

    Look into Audioquest F14 and F18 or equivalent cables and then terminate the copper ends your self and I think you will be better off. I used this stuff on my maggies for years but I stepped up to the expensive stuff.

    Lee
     

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