Speaker Wire

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  1. Jack

    Jack Agent

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    Hi,

    Building a new house, whats a good gauge speaker wire to run to the rear surrounds.. ?? 18 Gauge enough Paradigm ADP 450's.


    Thanks
     
  2. Robert_J

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    I used 12 guage Carol Cable from Home Depot. It's about $65 for a 250 foot roll.

    -Robert
     
  3. John*Jones

    John*Jones Stunt Coordinator

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    I'd have to agree with Robert. Just got back from Home Depot about 5 minutes agon with 100 ft of 12 gauge speaker wire for $.21/ft. From what I've read in these forums, this wire works just great.

    John
     
  4. Bill Kane

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    Jack,
    1. If you are building the house thru a subdivision contractor and ask for added speaker wire in-wall, chances are likely the electrical sub will run 16 gauge. As you have seen here, most support 12 gauge for rear runs over 25 feet. It doesn't cost that much more.
    2. If you are able to install the wire during framing stage, any building inspector will look for fire-code rated CL2 or CL3 a/c the Electrical Code.
    I'm not up on Home Depot's varieties of 12AWG that are fire-code in-wall rated. I have selected a 100-foot hank of Carol Cable 12/2 rated CL3 from www.partsexpress.com for .21/ft. Part No. 100-740. This supplier also carries Monster 12/2 in-wall but at $1.40/ft.
     

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