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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

seriously any 18 guage wire will do fine. you're running such short distances that there will be no real world difference between $20 a foot super secret special wire and $.02 a foot lamp cord from HD....

if you have any speaker wire in the 16-18 gauge variety from running your HT or what not, just use that. otherwise hit up radio shack or home depot and grab a few feet and call it a day. I've built more than my fair share of speakers and it's pretty much scientifically impossible to tell the different wires affects apart
 

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I just ordered a spool of 12gauge wire from Monoprice, and used it for our HT, and internally wiring speakers.
 

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I use 12-14ga hook up wire for speaker internals, depending on what I have lying around that day. For good measure, I keep lengths from crossovers to drivers consistent, and I always use Red for + and Black for -... keeps things easy.
 

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+1 on any old wire. Like @DqMcClain says, keeping polarity clearly marked is a huge help to avoid mistakes, make visual verification easier, and help if you ever need to change anything later on.
 
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