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    Speaker wire

    Hello all, im am pretty new at the HT department, my wife picked me up some CW10" towers today and i was wondering what gauge of speaker wire i should be using for my towers and for my rears including my 6th channel? Any help would be great. Thank you
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    Hey PDave,

    Just use some 12 gauge OxygenFreeCopper. You can always choose to get some from a hardware store, but I think most of them have lead mixture. I would waste my money on a spool of wires made by Monster Cable(tend to be more expensive for what they offer). Or you can always spend $50,000 on 3 pairs of Valhalla.
    I think you should start from 100' spool(depends on how much you need) for $30, and deceide for yourself what you want out of speaker cables.

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    Aside from all that, Audioquest Bedrock is cheap these days... and what's your budget?

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    Sounds decent, hard to beat the price, you get 50Ft for $23. Not the last word in speaker cable.

    I think it sounds better and costs less that the cheaper varieties of Monster brand. I can only speak to this RS model, don't know about the others.

    http://www.radioshack.com/search/ind...peaker%20cable
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    I would spend no more than 60$ plus shipping for lets say 50ft.
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    Check parts express, I think they sell a variety of bulk cables.

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    i use Profigold cable (yeah, you don't know that eh? cheapish things) 4mm˛ (effective cable, per side) 99.99996% OFC, paid €4 per meter, they do their job pretty well, i do think i'll upgrade them when i ever buy new speakers or a new amp.
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    I'm very satisfied with my 12 gauge Kimber Kable Kwik. But, I'll probably change my cables in near future for different sonic characteristic and for the hell out it. I think they are $70 for 50'.

    JRA

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