wires for longer runs

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  • 02-03-2007, 08:41 PM
    fireman175
    wires for longer runs
    Hi,

    I am wiring a larger room for a 7.1 system. I am probably gonna use the recommended X-ls speakers. My longest run will be about 40'. Will a 12ga wire do the job? Do I really need zero oxygen copper wire or can I get away with some good 99.9% copper wire?

    Thanks much!
  • 02-03-2007, 10:15 PM
    icarus
    Personally I think that for a job like that, 12ga copper wire should work just fine. When you say the X-ls, you are refering to the Onix Xls right?? If so 12ga copper wire is all you shloud need.
  • 02-04-2007, 03:03 PM
    Mtbrider
    Try this: http://bluejeanscable.com/store/speaker/index.htm

    The 10 gauge Belden is inexpensive and sounds good.
  • 02-04-2007, 05:50 PM
    FLZapped
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fireman175
    Hi,

    I am wiring a larger room for a 7.1 system. I am probably gonna use the recommended X-ls speakers. My longest run will be about 40'. Will a 12ga wire do the job?

    Yes.

    Quote:

    Do I really need zero oxygen copper wire
    No.

    Quote:

    or can I get away with some good 99.9% copper wire?
    Yep.

    -Bruce
  • 02-05-2007, 03:15 PM
    Dusty Chalk
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FLZapped
    Yes...No...Yep.

    -Bruce

    What he said.

    Except for the "-Bruce" part.