Speaker Gage

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  1. Laurn

    Laurn Auditioning

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    Hi to all. This is my first post. Just bought a Kenwood VR-606 Receiver...rated at 600 Watts total. My question has to do with speaker wire. Kenwood provided me with various lengths of AWG22. How does this break down gage wise? Am I reading the right information printed on the insulation? My longest run will be about 30 feet...for the rears. Is this AWG22 thick enough. It looks thin for the power rating...which is 100w for all 5 speakers. Powered sub is not an issue.

    Opinions welcome, and again...Hello from Northern Wisconsin.
     
  2. John F. Palacio

    John F. Palacio Supporting Actor

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    Welcome aboard, Laurn.
    Here's a link to a no-nonsense page that gives you gauge recommendations according to length and impedance.
    http://www.sundial.net/~rogerr/wire.htm#wiretable
    As you can see 22 Ga at 8 ohms should not go beyond 12 feet.
    Only six feet at 4 ohms.
    14 Ga or thicker is what I would recommend.
     
  3. Laurn

    Laurn Auditioning

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    Thanks John. I thought it looked too thin. Strange that Someone at Kenwood would pack that thin stuff to begin with.
     
  4. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    what John said [​IMG]
     

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