I have purchased the new Yamaha RX-V665. 90wx7 / 630w AVR. This will be a 6.1 channel.
This is not rocket science, I don’t want to blow the speaker drivers by using the wrong gauge wire, I wish then NOT to look so obtrusive going up the corners or along the baseboards, but if the 14ga is not that much thicker than the 16ga,then..... I'll take this monster THX stuff back to FRY'S. Am I also looking for stranded or solid copper?
Excuse my redundancy trying to grasp what is the best for my small HSU satellites. They are not JBL, Mirage, or Definitive, floorstanders, they are rated as follows: 80hz-20khz / 90db Sensitivity,1 watt,1 meter / 8ohm /10-125 watt recommended amp power / less than 2lb speakers.
Thanks on the Roger Russell's wire table. I've seen that before. So thicker is better.
So the major consensus is that the 16 awg THX Monster wire is basically , paying for the name, and makes no sound/resistance differences at all, and I should still rethink buying at Monoprice?
Can anyone tell me that I have to split the gauge wires, and use the 16ga for the front two speakers and the 12 or 14 Ga for the 26’,31’,and 41’ runs? (rears and rear-center)
I just think the thicker the wire like 10, 12, and 14,will be difficult to manage, and will be very visible going up my corners. Not so?
Here are the actual run lengths. I have to go along the baseboards, up the corners, and around two doorjambs to get to a few speakers.
Front left= 14' / front right=18' / rear surround left=26' / rear-center=31' / and the rear surround right=41'
According to the Roger Russells wire chart, http://www.roger-russell.com
anything under 48' with a 8 ohm load, 16 gauge is noted.
Again, has anyone heard of having to cut all the different length runs the same length, or this is not the case?