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Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Haris Ellahi, Dec 4, 2003.
What is gauge? Is a higher gauge better or a lower one for a speaker cable?
The normal (North American at least) measurement of wire is the American Wire Gauge (AWG).
The smaller the number, the larger the wire size.
There is excellent info in the 'Primer' area
I have the Klipsch Reference Series 7 speakers powered by a Harman Kardon AVR 8500. Should I use 12 gauge cables?
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.
Will 12 gauge be enough for a 30 feet length?
Yes, that should be fine. Here's some recommendations on gauge vs length:
The dashes in the table mean 'go ahead and use it'
ie. for an 6 or 8 ohm load 14, 12, or 10 gauge is good for runs over 50 feet.
Iver, yes I believe you are correct...:b