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  1. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I'm working on 2 sealed UM18s that I want to power off of a Crown XLS5000, 1600x2 at 4 ohms. I was planning on internally wiring with 14AWG, mostly because its flexible, but should I be using a thicker gauge? Parts express is telling me 10AWG. Its only about 30" so I figured 14AWG would be...
  2. Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    Hello everyone! I bought a Polk Audio RM6750 and a ONKYO TX-NR525. The room were everything is going to be placed is less than 25 feet length by width (not going to be a in-wall installation. What speaker wire gauge should I used for this setup? Thanks!
  3. Home Audio Speakers
    What is the recommended speaker wire gauge? I currently have 16 AWG. This would be for 5.1 set up.
  4. Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    There is a marketing technique that apparently is designed to confuse purchasers of wire. It is concerns cable size listed as "AWG" vs. "Gauge." AWG stands for American Wire Gauge overseen by the American Wire Group. AWG cable sizes are standardized based on current carrying capacity (and...
  5. System Setup and Connection
    Setting up home theater in a new building. Longest run is about 50 feet, but most runs are 25-40 feet. Running through blown-in foam insulation. Power is coming from an Onkyo HT-RC370 7.2 receiver with a separate power amp for additional speakers. Counting the subwoofer in the main room, there...
  6. System Setup and Connection
    i have an existing, outdoor ,buried 4 pr telephone line feeding an outside speaker from my indoor receiver.the wire is about 40 feet long. it is solid wire, i am guessing 22 gauge ,19 at the most.i am hoping to increase the gauge . if i twist 2 of the wires together at both ends and put them as...
  7. DIY Speakers
    Hi.. what gauge of wire should I use from the pro amp to driver? Planning to get a pro amp maybe around 2000W 12AWG or 10AWG? Does connecting the DVCs together need a thicker wire?
  8. Subwoofer Amps | High Pass Filters
    I'm remodelling our basement and turning it into a media/entertainment room... There's a small closet about 15' from where the equipment is going to be and I'm thinking about building an LLT sub in there in the future. It's about a 20' run end-to-end and far more convenient to run speaker...
  9. Home Audio Speakers
    Hiyas, I have purchased the new Yamaha RX-V665. 90wx7 / 630w AVR. This will be a 6.1 channel. Thank you, 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...
  10. Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    Right now I'm using 16 gauge Monster wire for my surrounds and 14 gauge for my mains/center. If I were to go to 14 gauge for the surrounds, would I notice a difference in sound? I only turn up my system about twice a month to reference levels, the rest of the time I'm listening at like -40 at...
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