Speaker cable

Discussion in 'Accessories, Cables, and Remotes' started by Jason McCallum, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. Jason McCallum

    Dec 14, 2001
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    I am building a new house and am wiring in a theater room and also multiroom speakers. I ordered a roll of 16-4 for all of the in wall/ceiling speakers in the house. I also ordered a roll of Quad 4 coax for Sat. dist. I had not yet decided on theater room wire. I received the 16-4, but the roll of coax turned out to be a roll of 14-2 instead. My question is, can I use this in the theater room if I double up the runs to each speaker? I was going to use Monster 12 gauge for the theater. This cable that I got is Genesis Audaciuos oxygen free. Is it even good enough to use in a theater room? I will be using Paradigm studio speakers, proabably with an Outlaw 950/770 combo. Is this better or worse then one run of 12 gauge?
  2. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

    Jun 29, 2001
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    doubling up gives you an effective gauge of ~11. so yes you can double up if you want, or even just leave it alone. virtually all speaker wire is OFC.

    with regards to the coax, just ensure it's a copper center conductor and not copper over steel.

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