Speaker wire

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  1. Francisco_C

    Francisco_C Agent

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    What do you guys think of AR speaker wire? I saw it at BB 100' of 16 gauge for $40. Is it good quality for the price? Thanks
     
  2. Jason Wilcox

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    I use that speaker wire. Works fine for me. But, your probably better off with home depot, Lowes, or another generic 12g wire. Only reason I went with the AR is because I get it very cheap. (employee discount)
     
  3. Todd Henry

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    I just got some 12g at Home Depot for .30/ft which would be cheaper and better quality than the 16g at Best Buy.

    Todd
     
  4. BobHaymond

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    Depending on how much you need, HD has 12AWG @ $63 for 250 feet. It allowed me to be somewhat liberal when trying to get wires into walls.
     
  5. JasonKrol

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    does it hurt to have 16guage instead of 12?? I bought 16 from the advice of the guy at the store that I bought my receiver from. He said sice I had long runs (20 feet ish) that 16gd would be better.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Ted Lee

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    typically, the longer the run, the thicker you want your speaker to be. the lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire.
    get the thickest you can...better safe then sorry. home depot wire is pretty well recommended. i also hear soundking (?) has some pretty good deals.
    i run 12g to my mains and center, but for my rear's i'm using that monster xp stuff...which i think is probably only 14g at best. tbh, i don't hear much of a difference one way or the other.
    in any case, get the thickest you can.
     
  7. Dave Schofield

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    Parts Express has a 100' spindle of 12ga speaker wire for $40 (shipped). I've bought two spindles of it now and their service has been has been extremely fast. I ordered a spindle at 2pm on a Thursday and it was in the mail by 5pm the same day.
    Here's a link:
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...=2792&CATID=56
     
  8. Sean Conklin

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    I use Home Depot 12 gauge all the way around and definitely recommend it for the price. Also I found it to be of very nice quality.
     
  9. Albert M

    Albert M Stunt Coordinator

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    I have to agree, the Home Depot 12 gauge is really good for the money.
     

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