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06-26-2007, 12:09 PM
When my house was built I had speker wire run to the outside for outdoor speakers. Unfortunately the builder put in 18 AWG wiring. The run is approx. 30 feet. Should I even consider getting a nice pair of speakers? Is 18 guage too small to handle much for that distance?

I'm running a Yamaha RX-V 2500
I'd like to match my indoor speakers and get a pair of Paradigm Stylus,
but wonder if it's worth the money with the 18 AWG.

Any opinions would be appreciated.

06-26-2007, 12:22 PM
You can use 18 gauge wire up to 32 feet to a nominal 8 ohm speaker, here's a good site explaining wire lengths in detail: