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01-06-2007, 10:33 PM
I want to buy new wire for my HT.I need ( 3 ) 5' lenghts of wire. center,left & right speakers.I will have 100watts going to each speaker.Will I need to buy wire larger than 16 ga.? I am using 16ga. wire for two surround speakers which are 15 ' away LS (100w),RS(100w) , is 16ga. wire too small ? Thank you for your time!

Mr Peabody
01-07-2007, 09:33 AM
16 gauge would be fine. Ideally your front 3 should be the same length and the length of the L/R rear should be the same.

At some point you might want to try a higher quality speaker connect to see if you hear any difference or enough to warrant the price of the upgrade.

N. Abstentia
01-07-2007, 10:01 AM
Also just to clarify..please realize that you're not getting anywhere near 100 watts to all 5 speakers.

01-07-2007, 06:46 PM
Yah,I think at the most it is only 80watts.The Kenwood sales sticker reads 100x6 but,I think it is only 80x5 w/ 100watts mono for the powered subwoofer.Thanks everyone for the info.& tips!