What Gauge for In-wall Surround Cable??

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  1. James St

    James St Supporting Actor

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    I am having a room renovated and want to have it pre-wired for surround sound. I'm not sure what type of in-wall cable would need to be run. The room is 18x15 and I will plan on buying 2 50-60 ft spools to make sure I have enough. But I'm not sure what should buy. Looking at Home Depot and Lowes all I saw was 16-18 gauge wiring for in-wall.

    I see the Monster 14-gauge wiring.
    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-JXzwm8c...2&I=119CS14260

    Will 14-gauge be enough or do I need 12-gauge for longer runs? I've seen some at Parts Express don't know the quality of it.
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=100-740

    I need to have this by Tuesday so any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. STLMIKE

    STLMIKE Stunt Coordinator

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    I've never run wiring in wall, I've run in a drop ceiling before, appx 40' runs. I've used 14ga Monster and 12ga Home Depot spooled speaker wire and couldn't tell the difference.

    I probably wouldn't run anything smaller than 14ga though -- especially if its in wall. More than anything in my case it may be just wanting to be conservative, since I don't know much about it.

    Mike
     
  3. James St

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    I just ordered the Monster 14-gauge wiring. From reading at AVS it should do ok.
     

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