Use two 14 ga speaker wires to each speaker vs singal 12 ga

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  1. JonathanOh

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    Hi,

    I once read an article, can't find it now, where the authors combined two 14 ga wires at the terminals to, in essence, create I believe the equivalent of 11 ga.

    Anyways, I can go with 12 ga (one to each) or two 14 ga (two to each) to my surrounds (they are not bi-wireable). Runs of about 30-40 feet, in the attic, outside under the eaves and back into the house.

    I am planning on getting inwall type of speaker wires. I am leaning toward the 14 ga as it is a 4 in one cable (4 insulated wires, each 14 ga) see:
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=100-768

    ...because its white vs 12 ga which is gray. I realize I could paint the gray but would rather go with the white sleeve.

    Anyone know if doing this is a bad or good idea?
     
  2. Chu Gai

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    It's a fine idea and certainly beats painting.
     
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