would new speaker wire help surround sound ?

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  1. Robert br

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    HI, I have a yam htr-5440 reciever with ar-16 gauge performance series speaker wire hooked to jbl nsp-1 speaker system. My question is would I benefit from thicker gauge wires and if so what would it do to my surround sound,PLLEASE HELP!
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Robert,
    First, Welcome to the Forum!
    If you are having trouble with your surrounds, look somewhere else for the problem. Larger gauge wire is never a bad idea, and it might make an audible improvement, but it would be slight, not drastic.
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    I went to a thicker gauge wire for my surrounds and front speakers and I think it made a definite difference, but I also added an external amp which helped more than anything.
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    It did help for me; in my haste when first setting up my system, used whatever wire available. Finally noticed one speaker did not match the other during calibration, it was using 18g vs. 14g. Noticable difference.
     

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