SoundKing 10ga vs IXOS 13GA gamma

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  1. JohnMW

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    I want some good/decent quality wire for my Klipsch Ref. 3 v2's.

    LF is roughly 10 ft. from my receiver
    Center is 5 ft.
    RF is 3 ft

    Of course I will need to add a few feet for slack. I have done a search for "wire" and come across some interesting threads, but I thought I would ask for opinions anyhow. I doubt I could hear the difference, but I am going to biwire.

    * The SoundKing 10ga. from Parts Express is only 70.00 for 100 ft, and the IXOS is roughly 1.50 per ft.
     
  2. Rothwell

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    I recently ran into the same issue. I'm planning on biwiring my "new to me" B&W Matrix 805s using 4 conductor wire from Parts Express (Part no. 100-768 14 GA 4 CONDUCTOR HQ IN-WALL wire), which should give me functionally an 11 GA connection, without having to use 2 runs of 2 conductor wire to each sperker. Paying about $30 for 100 ft, I believe it will do fine, at a reasonable cost after I add the terminations. Given your short runs, an 11 GA connection ought to be adequate, vs. the 10 GA you are considering.
     
  3. JohnMW

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    If you tie (2) of the 14ga wires together for an effective ~11ga, and you bi-wire your speakers, you will need (2) runs of cable.

    Otherwise you would have to use 1 wire per connection on the speaker.

    Also, is it true that speaker wire is not susceptible to emi/rfi signals so there is no need for "shielding"?
     

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