Where to use heavier wire?

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  1. Ryan Leemhuis

    Ryan Leemhuis Second Unit

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    I don't have enough of my AR 16 gauge wire to replace all of the one that came with my HTB-505. I can basically do the three short runs (around 5 ft. each) to the three main speakers(C,R,L) or I can do the long run to the back(BR,BL) about 20 ft. I have heard that it could be better to use it on the main speakers because that is where most of the audio comes from. Or it more beneficial to run it for the longer distance. Right now I am using the crappy 22-24 gauge wire that comes with the system.(anyone know which?)
     
  2. Chu Gai

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    Hell, just go out and get yourself a spool of 12 gauge from your favorite source and wire it all up using that. Leave a little extra to allow for future repositioning.
     
  3. Ryan Leemhuis

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    but WHICH is better to do?
     
  4. Hugo

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    Hi Ryan,
    12 gauge is recommended for long runs, typically for your surrounds. For short runs like front speakers and center, you could use 16 and you won't have a problem. But again, you won't miss it if you go directly for the 12 gauge and wire all of your speaker with these. Hope that helps.

    Hugo
     
  5. Chu Gai

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    the reason for buying a spool is that the per foot costs tend to be low. if it's going to come down to saving a couple of bucks, then just do the 16 to the front and run the 12 to the back.
     

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