What spear wire should I use for rear surrounds

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  1. Rodon

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    I will be installing two new rear surrounds. I need about a 60' run of wire to them. Any suggestions on what I should use to run a cable length of that long?? Any recommendations and or suggestions on where to buy the wire cheaper than Best Buy [​IMG]
    May be running it under a crawl space as well so should I get wire that meets US building codes?
     
  2. Bruce Chang

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    Radio shack flat wire 15awg.

    Partsexpress.com sound king speaker wires.

    You don't need anything fancy for the rears.
     
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    you want to meet code. don't screw around with potential insurance issues. partsexpress is a good place, for example
    12 gauge 100ft for 21.50.
    14 gauge 100 ft for 24.80
    Although I generally prefer 12 gauge as an all purpose solution, i like the 2nd choice above better as it has a higher strand count of copper, making it more flexible and easier to work with.
    You might want to consider giving them a call and see if they have any high strand count 12 gauge.
    Inexpensive either way I think.
     
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    Go to Home Depot. They have all sizes and types that meet code. They can cut to length also.
    I would use at least 14 AWG. 12 AWG is even better.
     
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    I second using 12 guage for the surrounds.
     
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    For longer runs you'll want thicker gauge (less loss). Get some 12 gauge wire from Home Depot (rated for conduit use).
     

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