What Gauge is Monster Cable XPNWMS100?

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  1. Robert Powers

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    What gauge is Monster Cable XPNWMS100? It can be found at Circuit City or Best Buy but it doesn't tell you what gauge it is.

    Would it be sufficient to use with the Polk RM7200 with PSW550 sub connected to a Pioneer VSX-D908S receiver?

    Thank you!
    Robert
     
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    Monster's XP series of cables are 16G. The XPHP's are 14G. At least that's true of their out-of-walls. Their CL3 series in-wall XPs and XPHPs may be larger in diameter (at least it looks that way).
     
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    As for whether or not it is sufficient for your speakers, I would think so, though I think it wouldn't hurt to use smaller gauge (larger diameter) speaker wires. For example for 1/2 the $60 price of the Monster XP 100' roll, you can easily pick up 100' of 12G speaker wire from Home Depot or Lowe's.

    If you must have something that is white and/or paintable, Good Guys carrys some Monster Original 14G in-wall speaker wire for $0.55/ft. Comes in a white jacket and would probably serve you better than the XPs for less.

    I think Best Buy also carries 100' rolls of Acoustic Research's 16G speaker wire with a white jacket for about $30 something, and frankly, cannot see where the Monster XPs are better to warrant the extra price.
     
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    XP/HT is a decent wire, but is nothing particularly special for the price. The dielectric core (good for detail) and PE inner sleeve that keeps the wire from directly contacting the jacket for flexibility, make it a little more expensive. The 7200's satellites are small and will lack lower midrange, so it should be more than enough. I am using it for my surrounds.

    You could also order some 14ga. or 12ga. Sound King OFHC from www.partsexpress.com.

    More than you need to know about wire:

    http://home.earthlink.net/~rogerr7/wire.htm
     

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