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post #11 of 13 Old 08-22-10, 10:49 PM
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Re: 10 awg or 12 awg speaker wire?

I and your speaker manufacturer use 16 awg and it works just fine. Attenuation would only be in the upper range which most folks don't mind curving off anyway.

You can use extension cords, monoprice.com or any other insulated copper wire that is 16 awg or greater.

I run my mains and my sub of 16 awg. For your distance I might step it up to 14 though.
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Re: 10 awg or 12 awg speaker wire?

I used to believe what Roger Russell said in that "White Paper". Then someone lent me a pair of Analysis Plus speaker cables a couple of years ago. I now have and use DH Labs Q-10 Signature speaker cable.

If you don't agree, borrow some "higher end" speaker cables. Listen and compare for yourself. After you have tried them then comment.

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Re: 10 awg or 12 awg speaker wire?

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I used to believe what Roger Russell said in that "White Paper". Then someone lent me a pair of Analysis Plus speaker cables a couple of years ago. I now have and use DH Labs Q-10 Signature speaker cable.

If you don't agree, borrow some "higher end" speaker cables. Listen and compare for yourself. After you have tried them then comment.
Not to start a dispute here joe but i think what the thread starter was wanting to know was what AWG wire to use and how far he could go with certain gauges.
I couldn't agree more about the differances in quality of wire out there but those are typically for short runs, can you imagine the cost of running 100ft of Nordost wire, OUCH! Anyways just my 2 cents FWIW.
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