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#401261 - 02/20/14 01:17 PM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: brwsaw]
msjpearson Offline
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Originally Posted By: brwsaw
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.


I'm looking at the axiom speaker cable now and am a little confused about the terminated ends. Right now I'm using banana plugs on both ends of my cable; the axiom cable uses 3/8" spade lug connectors. Would I want 1/4" to 1/4" to use with M22's and an ADA1000? Or something else entirely?


Edited by msjpearson (02/20/14 01:21 PM)

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#401263 - 02/20/14 02:57 PM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: msjpearson]
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Spade ends work with the "banana sockets". You just unscrew the socket a little, slide the spade in, tighten down.

Like this.



yeah, yeah.... I know. Some elitist brand cable in this picture. Just look at the connection...
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#401264 - 02/20/14 04:12 PM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: msjpearson]
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When I purchased axioms 12 gauge cable my cables were in plain sight. Black, flexible and from a company I trust won me over.
"That's all I got to say about that".
I hate the fact I'm using in wall cable. It looks cheap.
K, there. Done.
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#401267 - 02/21/14 12:03 AM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: nickbuol]
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You can do far worse than Kimber Kable is you're talking about elitist. smile
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#401273 - 02/21/14 08:58 AM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: pmbuko]
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Originally Posted By: pmbuko
You can do far worse than Kimber Kable is you're talking about elitist. smile


For sure. I was just commenting on the braided cabling aspect of it.
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#401358 - 02/24/14 07:42 AM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: msjpearson]
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Just out of curiosity, what does it take to be "In Wall" rated?
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#401363 - 02/24/14 08:35 AM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: msjpearson]
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A certain amount of fire-resistance to the jacket.

There's also cable rated for installation in a plenum (air space). That cable's jacket can't produce toxic fumes when heated.
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#401374 - 02/24/14 04:01 PM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: msjpearson]
Argon Offline
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Thanks, Chris. I was thinking in the wrong direction.
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#402211 - 03/27/14 05:16 AM Re: Speaker Wire Preference? [Re: msjpearson]
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This information of speaker wiring information by a professional audio professional has helped a lot of people avoid being conducted for suckers.
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