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#39255 - 03/31/04 04:08 PM speaker wiring for a home theatre
baron24 Offline
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Registered: 03/31/04
Posts: 1
this may sound silly, but has anyone wired speaker cable around a baseboard heater? are there any fire/melting issues? thanks.

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#39256 - 04/01/04 02:57 PM Re: speaker wiring for a home theatre
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Registered: 10/29/03
Posts: 24
I've melted other things like drum cases and such around baseboard heaters. I would try to avoid running wire around or near a baseboard heater.

-sbc

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#39257 - 04/01/04 04:52 PM Re: speaker wiring for a home theatre
ravi_singh Offline
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Registered: 03/14/02
Posts: 1351
Loc: Montreal
avoid it - they melt

my former roomate and i did a test, it melted the plastic (not through it, but it was deformed) and it stunk. We used generic (phoenix gold i think?) 16ga cable

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#39258 - 04/01/04 08:23 PM Re: speaker wiring for a home theatre
Ray3 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 2840
Loc: Rochester, NY
Actually, once melted, deformed plastic is broken in over100 hours or so, it sounds pretty good.

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#39259 - 04/02/04 02:13 AM Re: speaker wiring for a home theatre
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10398
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Only if the speakers are broken in as long!
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#39260 - 04/02/04 02:30 AM Re: speaker wiring for a home theatre
Raindance Offline
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Registered: 11/30/03
Posts: 170
Loc: Minnesota
It seems as though audio equipment, much as fine wine, only gets better with age.

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#39261 - 04/02/04 03:17 AM Re: speaker wiring for a home theatre
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Not all fine wine gets better with age...
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#39262 - 04/02/04 09:05 AM Re: speaker wiring for a home theatre
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6246
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
But I do!
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#39263 - 04/02/04 09:17 AM Re: speaker wiring for a home theatre
Ray3 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 2840
Loc: Rochester, NY
No Jack, he said "wine", not "whine".

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#39264 - 04/02/04 09:28 AM Re: speaker wiring for a home theatre
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6246
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Oh, get to work Ray! And leave we gentlemen of leisure in peace.
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