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  1. wire or connector distance

    System Setup and Connection
    So what does everyone prefer when connecting amp to speakers and preamp ? 1. Long speaker wire from amp to speaker (short inter connect cable) 2. Long interconnect cables to preamp (short wire length to speaker)
  2. Best hook up wire for speaker building

    DIY Speakers
    I am bulding some speakers... What are some opinions on some good hook up wire to connect the speaker to the crossovers ? Use hook up wire? or Speaker wire? I was looking on MCM electronics. http://www.mcmelectronics.com/category/Bulk-Wire/0000001528
  3. Speaker wire guage calculator

    System Setup and Connection
    Ok guys, when I wired my room, I had access to 16/4 speaker wire for $0.10/foot so I jumped on it. Wired my room for 7 channels (fixin to pull wire for the 4 atmos channels). I always planned to twist 2 of the wires together and attach banana plugs. Does anyone know what gauge this will...
  4. how can I wire a capacitor with three speakers in series?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I want to connect three speakers connected in series with my amplifier. Since the amp delivers full-range audio I dont want the bass to filter so can I wire a capacitor with the positive terminal coming from the amplifier to the speaker?
  5. how shoud I wire an external tweeter to a PA speaker?

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    I have a PA speaker which is rated at 3ohm 160 RMS. I have it running with a receiver at 3ohm 170 RMS. I would like to add an external tweeter because the speaker itself doesn't sound with clarity. The tweeter I want to add handle 4ohm or 8ohm at 70 RMS. So I was planning on wiring it with a...
  6. how can i wire this tweeter?

    System Setup and Connection
    Hey whats up. I have a samsung Home Theater System 5.1 channel. I really would like to connect a tweeter to one of the front channel which are rated to 167 RMS 3ohms. Could I wire this tweeter in series with on of the front speakers or in parallel? This is the tweeter...
  7. shoud I wire these subs in series?

    System Setup and Connection
    hey what's up?. I have a1000w samsung home theater system. The subwoofer channel handle 170RMX rated at 3Ohm. I also have two dual samsung subwoofers rated at 3ohm 170RMX which I would like to connect. My question is, should i wire them in series so that it can give me the same 3Ohm from the...
  8. what wire size do you use on your subs?

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    So for everyone that has a DIY sub and separate amp, what wire size do you use ( please list amp power , and length of wire) I may have wire runs of 20ft to 25ft is 12/2 enough ( inuke 3000) looking to use OFC only
  9. Coax to speaker wire?

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi! We just purchased a new home that appears to have an in wall audio setup. At this point I don't really know if it works. I have my own pioneer surround sound I would like to attach to it that runs on standard speaker wire. There is actually a place to plug the wire into the wall. However...
  10. could i wire the speakers in series?

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi, everyone. I have a LG home theater sytem that is 155w per channel at 4 ohm. I would like to add one more speaker to any of the front channel. However, the speaker I want to add is 45w at 4ohm. Could I wire it in series to any of the front speaker in order to not burn it? Thanks
  11. Wire guage thickness through binding posts

    Home Audio Speakers
    Hey all I have Klipsch RF82s, RC052, RS42s, and RS62s The models probably don't really matter but does anybody know if the holes in the Klipsch speaker binding posts are capable of passing through 10 gauge bare wire? Right now I'm running a measly 16 AWG. My surrounds need 35 ft lengths...
  12. Working with speaker wire

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I'm in the process of wiring my home theater and I need to solder two pieces of 8ga speaker wire together. I haven't been able to get enough heat into the wire to get the solder to melt - there's just too much surface area that dissipates the heat. I've tried using an electric soldering iron...
  13. Speaker Wire Gauge Recommendation

    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!
  14. diy interconnect number of wire per connection?

    DIY Audio
    Do you have to use the same number of wire per +signal and ground. IE 2 for +signal and 2 for ground? Or could i use 4 for +signal and 2 for ground? musicguy.
  15. Speaker Wire Suggustions

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    What size and type of speaker wire should I use for my home theater? I will be running a 5.1 setup and eventually Atmos when I upgrade. I want to use a wire that is well rounded for any speaker/ receiver combo I use. I definitely don't want anything to small , but also nothing to large. Any...
  16. Onkyo tx-nr809 - Problems - Check Sp Wire error - Recommendation on NEW Receiver Needed

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    This may not be allowed here but my frustrations has led me here. After problems with my onkyo tx-nr809 with no sound I had to send the unit to Onkyo for repair. I just got it back, hooked it up, run calibration on it to set the speakers only to have the receive shutdown. Now all I get is the...
  17. How to wire HDMI over 70 feet

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi everyone I'm not sure if this is the correct forum to post this, so help me out of this isn't. I'm trying to wire about 70 feet worth of HDMI cables in between two rooms. Here are the parts I'm using: HTML signal booster: Amazon.com: Tripp Lite B122-000 HDMI Signal Booster Extender...
  18. wire bundles

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    How do you deal with running a bunch of wires through the wall for Cat5, and cable? We have a double wall construction for the HT and are trying to come up with a way to seal off the wires 100% so we don't have noise exiting or entering the HT. Do you just cut the big hole, and then clay pad it?
  19. Finding wire in ceilings in pre-wired home

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I am helping a neighbor install speakers in a great-room that has been pre-wired but nothing has been installed. In an effort to find the wire in the ceiling and walls, I've been looking at options. A leading option seems to be the Triplett 3399 Fox/Hound setup available for ~$80. I've...
  20. Tinning the ends of speaker wire, good or bad

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    So without getting into really deep discussion, is tinning (soldering) the ends of the speaker wires a good or a bad thing? My EVs don't have the normal binding posts (just a nut type thread on) so to keep the strands from separating under the pressure I have soldered the 12awg copper together...
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