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scottay

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Hi all,

I am moving and am contemplating running new cable or keeping my existing.

My Setup:
5.2.2 Atmos setup.
Yamaha AVENTAGE 770W 7.2-Ch.
4 Yamaha NS-777 (FL, FR, SR, SL) - 6 ohm
1 Yamaha NS-C444 (Center) - 6 ohm
2 Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 (Atmos perspective) - 8 ohm
1 Martin Logan Dynamo 500
14/2 pure copper "no name" speaker wire (I bought it from my vendor for all of the cables I order for my business).
Longest run = 45ft, all run through cable raceway.

My question is whether I would benefit from running 12 gauge cable? Since I have to go through the effort of remounting my raceway and rerunning the cable, I don't mind spending some money of better cable. I think the quality of my cable is fine, I'm mostly wondering if I'm losing anything with 14 gauge over 12 gauge? With 6 ohm main speakers I've been reading that 12 gauge might be preferred... None of my runs are terribly long, but ~50 ft might be pushing the 14 gauge speaker wire.

Thanks!
 

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