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    Dec 2005

    Outdoor Speakers 18 AWG

    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.

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    Jun 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    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:

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