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#291811 - 02/11/10 07:44 PM Advice needed. Purchased Tons of stuff
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Hi All,
I bought a ton of stuff from Axiom.
I bought 2 M80 V2s, 2 QS8s, 1 VP150, 1 Denon 2810.
The QS8s and the VP150 are on the way.
I only have 1 specific question but was wondering if you had any other tips.
I bought 18 gauge speaker cables. The M80s sound pretty good on it. I want to make sure if I got the right gauge cables.
Do you have any other tips?

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#291812 - 02/11/10 07:55 PM Re: Advice needed. Purchased Tons of stuff [Re: topspin]
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By preference, I'd use at least 14 or 16 gauge. 18 isn't the end of the world, but depending on how long your runs are, it might be degrading the performance somewhat.
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#291816 - 02/11/10 08:12 PM Re: Advice needed. Purchased Tons of stuff [Re: Ken.C]
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Loc: It's all about the location.
For what it costs, you should probably go with 12-14g or if you have a longer run, say 20-25ft or more, definitely go to 12g.
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#291818 - 02/11/10 08:50 PM Re: Advice needed. Purchased Tons of stuff [Re: Adrian]
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The M80s are about 15 feet away. The QS8s will be about 50 feet away.

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#291819 - 02/11/10 08:51 PM Re: Advice needed. Purchased Tons of stuff [Re: topspin]
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Also can someone suggest a good site to buy the cables? Radio shack is unreasonably expensive.

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#291820 - 02/11/10 08:53 PM Re: Advice needed. Purchased Tons of stuff [Re: topspin]
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Monoprice.com
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#291821 - 02/11/10 08:54 PM Re: Advice needed. Purchased Tons of stuff [Re: topspin]
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Monoprice.com is great! Something like this should do you well!

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#291822 - 02/11/10 09:04 PM Re: Advice needed. Purchased Tons of stuff [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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monoprice, or just go down to Menards, Lowes, Home Depot, etc. and you can buy right off the role. I would also go with 12-14 gauge. 18 is ok for short runs, but why skimp for your 80's.
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#291823 - 02/11/10 09:12 PM Re: Advice needed. Purchased Tons of stuff [Re: SirQuack]
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$17.34 for a 100' roll (Mark's link) ... That's pretty darn cheap, can you get it that cheap at a local hardware store? Sometimes Monoprice.com makes one feel like their stealing from them compared to most other folks prices.
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#291824 - 02/11/10 09:13 PM Re: Advice needed. Purchased Tons of stuff [Re: SirQuack]
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You can also use low voltage wire from one of the home improvement stores.
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