Speaker wire question

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  1. Nick-N

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    Does it matter if you're using a specific speaker wire on 4 ohm speakers instead of 8 ohm? i.e. Does all speaker wire handle all resistances of speakers? I'm getting some MMGs soon, and wondered if I needed new speaker wire rated specifically for 4 ohm speakers.
     
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    No, just get 12 gauge and you'll be set to go.
     
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    Yes it does matter, but there's no such thing as "4 Ohm rated", because it depends on the length. Lower impedance speakers require a larger ga. of wire over longer distances.

    Having said that, Chu's recommendation should still be acceptable in that 12ga. should be able to handle it unless we are talking about over 50ft runs.
     
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    12 ga. speaker cable will handle runs well in excess of 50 ft.
     
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    That's about a 13 gauge. Don't sweat any sleep over this.
     
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