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03-23-2005, 02:50 PM
hey at the moment i'm running 16awg speaker wire for the surround speakers. On the left speaker its running about 12m of wire and the right is running around 8 meters. My question is , is it worth running say.... 9-14awg wire for the surrounds, will it give better results?

03-23-2005, 03:05 PM
I strongly doubt you are experiencing any audiable signal degradation but if the opportunity arises, 12 gauge seems to be pretty much the standard though.

03-24-2005, 12:59 PM
I think 16ga wire is usually fine for just about any setup (IMO). Your surround
speakers have pretty long runs (12 and 8 meters). You might notice a slight
improvement if you run 14ga., anything larger (ga) will probably be a waste.