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#212189 - 06/19/08 01:04 PM Speaker wire with new Axioms
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Should be receiveing my new M60s and V100 next week. Does speaker wire need to be below a certain guage, type, etc?
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#212196 - 06/19/08 01:16 PM Re: Speaker wire with new Axioms [Re: edmondwolfman]
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Use the chart found on this page as your speaker wire bible. Most of us tend to err on the side of thicker-than-necessary, however.

http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm
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#212204 - 06/19/08 02:25 PM Re: Speaker wire with new Axioms [Re: pmbuko]
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I would reccomend this:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/produc...&seq=1&format=2

They have rolls of 100 ft, 250 ft, and 500 ft if you need more.

50 ft should be plenty for three front speakers though... depending on where your receiver is of course.

I bought something very similar from bluejeanscable for $0.61/ft... the monoprice version is def. cheaper

I would reccomend getting some banana plugs for the receiver end of the wire. I bought mine from buejeans cable and they came with some heat shrink and instructions. can buy those from monoprice at the same time you order your cable tho. I just left the speaker end of the wire unterminated.

Axiom also sells some speaker wire by the way.
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#212205 - 06/19/08 02:49 PM Re: Speaker wire with new Axioms [Re: terzaghi]
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Thanks for the info guys. I read somewhere, I actually think it was in one of these forums about biwiring where you would remove the jumper between the 2 sets of speaker termimals and run, for example, 2 speaker wires from the right front and run 1 wire to the bottom terminals for the bass portion and the other wire to the top terminals for higher range. Does anyone do that and if so can you tell a diffence? Thanks.


Edited by edmondwolfman (06/19/08 02:50 PM)
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#212207 - 06/19/08 02:59 PM Re: Speaker wire with new Axioms [Re: edmondwolfman]
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You can do this, but there's pretty much no point to it.

Have an article. I did this with my fronts, but it's really not necessary. Also, I used Canare 4S11 from Blue Jeans cable for it, since that particular cable is not readily available in the US.


Edited by kcarlile (06/19/08 03:00 PM)
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#212212 - 06/19/08 03:38 PM Re: Speaker wire with new Axioms [Re: Ken.C]
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Won't make any difference.

If you must, you can use this cable:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/produc...&seq=1&format=2

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#212213 - 06/19/08 03:41 PM Re: Speaker wire with new Axioms [Re: terzaghi]
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And leave the binding straps on.
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#212216 - 06/19/08 04:13 PM Re: Speaker wire with new Axioms [Re: Ken.C]
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Thanks again all. If it doesn't really help to biwire I'm not gonna do it. Monoprice looks like it has REALLY good prices on their cables and wiring. Is their stuff good, high grade material for those prices?

Does everyone play their speakers with the grills on? I read where a lot of people leave them off and say it sounds better and also saw a post where some other brand recommended leaving them on and the user said they definately sounded too bright with them off.


Edited by edmondwolfman (06/19/08 04:16 PM)
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#212218 - 06/19/08 04:14 PM Re: Speaker wire with new Axioms [Re: edmondwolfman]
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Is oxygen free copper. What else do you need?
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#212220 - 06/19/08 04:19 PM Re: Speaker wire with new Axioms [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Is oxygen free copper. What else do you need?


I was really talking about the HDMI 1.3 cables and such. If they are indeed worthy cables I feel like I've been ripped off at Ultimate Electronics and Radio Shack


Edited by edmondwolfman (06/19/08 04:20 PM)
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