What is gauge?

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    What is gauge? Is a higher gauge better or a lower one for a speaker cable?
     
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    I have the Klipsch Reference Series 7 speakers powered by a Harman Kardon AVR 8500. Should I use 12 gauge cables?
     
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    Depending on lengths required, 12 should be more than sufficient.

    Personally I bought some bulk 12 gauge as I use banana plugs for hook ups. My front runs are about 10 feet.

    If you use bare wire on the ends you may find 10ga or even 12ga is too big for your binding posts.
     
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    Will 12 gauge be enough for a 30 feet length?
     
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    Iver, yes I believe you are correct...:b
     

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