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#401205 - 02/18/14 11:20 PM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: msjpearson]
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Registered: 09/16/04
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brwsaw... Funny... I opened up the Axiom forums, looked for threads that I subscribe to, and you had the last post. I open up AVS, go to the first thread that I subscribed to that had new posts, and you were the last to post there too. LOL
Acoustical Treatments Master Thread I believe.
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#401208 - 02/19/14 12:59 AM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: nickbuol]
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol
brwsaw... Funny... I opened up the Axiom forums, looked for threads that I subscribe to, and you had the last post. I open up AVS, go to the first thread that I subscribed to that had new posts, and you were the last to post there too. LOL
Acoustical Treatments Master Thread I believe.


I'm cutting back...lol
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#401217 - 02/19/14 07:18 AM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: msjpearson]
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
I agree with much of the above. Do not spend an extra $ on anything that is overpriced for its so called "acoustical qualities".

Do however consider the practicality of the wire. I once bought a large amount of 12g speaker wire from a local hardware store for the longer distances during my house build. It was so hard and inflexible that it was near impossible to work with. I cut my fingers a couple of times trying to work the ends before giving up and throwing much of it out.

I ordered 12g inwall from Monoprice and it was a complete joy to work with in comparison. Also, even with duty, the price was comparable to the crap at the local HW store. More than worth it to offset the frustration and blood loss.
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#401245 - 02/19/14 09:51 PM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: msjpearson]
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Registered: 02/08/04
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Below is the speaker wire I am using.
http://www.avoutlet.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=4416

This is one of the few companies that advertise all of the specs for their cables. Most companies don't publish the capacitance or inductance of their cables.

Hope this helps.

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#401247 - 02/19/14 11:19 PM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: msjpearson]
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Registered: 02/18/14
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Thanks all. I really appreciate your responses. I will check out mono price et al. Thanks again!

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#401248 - 02/19/14 11:39 PM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: msjpearson]
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FWIW I really like axioms black 12 gauge.
It looks good exposed and does the job.
I went in wall this time but would have preffered the black cable.
Axioms cable has a clear cover now, and I've decided to go with in wall and hide it because of it.
I picked up my spool today so I'll have 300+ ft (100' black axiom 12 gauge, 100' monster thx rated 16 gauge and and and) of miscellaneous cable sitting here, all good enough to use, none in wall rated.


Edited by brwsaw (02/19/14 11:42 PM)
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#401256 - 02/20/14 10:54 AM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: msjpearson]
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12 awg is 12 awg, it is just the higher stranded stuff is easier to work with and lays nicer around corners on the floor.
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#401257 - 02/20/14 11:07 AM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: SirQuack]
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I'd like to offer a link that I recently found that seems to me to offer essential reading for any audio consumer, especially just before taking the wallet out of the pocket. The link is to an extensive compilation of the efforts to obtain objective evidence (as distinct from claims) about what 'audiophile' cables actually achieve.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/486598/testing-audiophile-claims-and-myths

I'd love to know what you think!

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#401259 - 02/20/14 11:27 AM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: msjpearson]
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Here is what I think, I don't care what other people think and I will think what I want to think and if other people think im crazy that's ok cause I don't care what they think. grin
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#401260 - 02/20/14 12:31 PM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: msjpearson]
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Registered: 09/07/11
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Here's what I think, ha!, FWIW.

Just about any wire of an adequate gauge that is easy to work with & does not introduce interference (RFI, etc) will work just fine - ie Zip Cord bought at a hardware store. The reasonable price is a bonus.

As long as the electrons get from A to B cleanly without too much resistance is all that matters to me. Each to his own though....

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