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#210272 - 06/02/08 12:57 PM Best brand of speaker wire
tforce Offline
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What brand and model of speaker wire would you recommend?

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#210275 - 06/02/08 01:07 PM Re: Best brand of speaker wire [Re: tforce]
Hutzal Offline
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Any 12 - 14 gauge will do, even the stuff from home depot (bulk). Don't believe the hype.
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#210277 - 06/02/08 01:14 PM Re: Best brand of speaker wire [Re: Hutzal]
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Yup, home depot.
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#210287 - 06/02/08 01:35 PM Re: Best brand of speaker wire [Re: fredk]
myrison Offline
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Monoprice is actually cheaper compared to my Home Depot, even after shipping, and it's quality stuff. Lots and lots (and lots!) of people here have used it without problems.
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#210292 - 06/02/08 01:39 PM Re: Best brand of speaker wire [Re: myrison]
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Good call on Monoprice. Stuff from Blue Jeans is really nice, too. The Dayton wire from Partsexpress is also good quality. I'd shop by price and gauge.

If the runs are of reasonable distance and you hold the gauge constant, I believe the only improvements you get by spending more money are appearance and flexibility. Copper is copper.
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#210299 - 06/02/08 01:50 PM Re: Best brand of speaker wire [Re: tomtuttle]
RickF Offline
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I used the Lowes (or HD, can't remember which) bulk 12ga for the runs throughout our room but the visible run from the wall plates to main speakers I later switched to the nicer looking Axiom terminated speaker wire ... doesn't have a thing to do with SQ, I just wanted a nicer looking cable from the 80s to the wall plates for atheistics.
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#210304 - 06/02/08 01:59 PM Re: Best brand of speaker wire [Re: RickF]
Hutzal Offline
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I was going to mention monoprice.com, but meh. Its true, they have cheaper wire than HD, and its very good quality.
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#210306 - 06/02/08 02:01 PM Re: Best brand of speaker wire [Re: tomtuttle]
skubic Offline
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I bought a 250ft. spool of 14/4 in-wall speaker wire from cablestogo and the quality is quite nice. I bound the two pairs of conductors together to form the equivalent of two 11-gauge conductors. I think I paid $180, which works out to about .72 per foot.

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#210315 - 06/02/08 02:30 PM Re: Best brand of speaker wire [Re: skubic]
Riker Offline
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Registered: 10/16/06
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I recently got some Canare Quad Star termninated with banana plugs from Blue Jeans.. I really like it. I'm sure it does not sound better than the other cables people here have sugested, but I do like the look of the cable and it was affordable, for me anyways.
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#210317 - 06/02/08 02:42 PM Re: Best brand of speaker wire [Re: Riker]
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