thickness of speaker wire?

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  1. chris bruce

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    Could somebody please let me know what gauge speaker wire I need. It will be about a 100 ft. run to each of my surround speakers. Thanks
     
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    a general rule is 14 gauge or lower for 50 and uner and 12 gauge or lower for 100 feet to 50 feet, so I'd get 12 gauge.
     
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    Agreed! For a run of that length, definitely go with 12 gauge
     
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    Thanks guys. Now is there a difference in speaker wire. Or can I just go to radio shack and get 12 gauge normal speaker wire. Thanks
     
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    There is a difference in speaker wire grade, and I think Radioshack is overpriced for their quality of wire. Got to www.partsexpress.com and search for sound kind 12 gauge. That is very nice wire, especially for the price.
     
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    Ditto!
     
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    But for an in-wall run, go with the stuff that's rated CL2/3 to meet possible fire and building codes.
     
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    But for an in-wall run, go with the stuff that's rated CL2/3 to meet possible fire and building codes.



    Agreed.
     

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