Type of Speaker Wire

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  1. ted*

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    What type of speaker wire should I get?

    Setup:
    HK AVR 630 Receiver
    Ascend 340 Center ( 3 feet from receiver )
    Ascend 2x 340 Mains ( roughly 10 feet from receiver )
    Ascend 2x 170 Surround ( Long distance since I will make the wires go into the wall. )


    I am confused on what type of speaker wire I will need to wire this up and from where to purchase.

    TIA
    Ted
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Ted, ask this in the Speakers area. This is A/V Sources, and source components do not even figure in your post.
     
  3. John S

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    Home Depot....

    100' spool of stranded 12-2 (12 gauge 2 conductor Stranded).. $28.00

    But look over their wire when you go there, often they have sale deals, just a ton of mighty fine brands and types of wire that are fantastic for high power audio use.
     
  4. Nhan_H

    Nhan_H Second Unit

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    How long would you predict the rears to go? More than 40 ft?

    I'm using the following cables from HTD.com. 14 gauge in-walls (CL-rated for fire retardation) $25 for a spool of 100 feet:

    http://www.htd.com/speakercables.html

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  5. ted*

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    Sorry guys I posted this in the wrong forum.

    Thanx for your replies. I see speaker wire can run up to $100 and didn't want to buy blindly.
     
  6. John Garcia

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    This is what you need to know in relation to the legth of your runs:

    http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm#wiretable

    Other than that, the wire doesn't need to be anything too specific or expensive, unless you are running the wires in-wall or outdoor.
     
  7. ted*

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    Its not more than 30-35' so I am going to get 14 Guage.

    Thanx guys
     
  8. Nhan_H

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    Cool. Let us know how your speakers/wires turn out once you get them in and had a chance to listen to them [​IMG]
     
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    14 gauge Home Depot wire has served me well for many years.
     
  10. Nhan_H

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    Oh yea, if you're going to get the wires for running inside the walls, be sure they are CL3 rated.
     

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