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awg gauge , cable advice needed
#362040 12/28/11 06:27 PM
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Hello i just bought a pair of axiom m80.
I need 44,3 feet of cable per speacker.(88,6 total lenght of cable)

That's a long cable run i know about it.

I think i will attach them to the wall with cable raceways or maybe special screws.

should i go for 14 awg gauge in wall axiom cable or bulk 12 ?

Thanks a lot.

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Adelin #362041 12/28/11 06:32 PM
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I'm not a cable expert, but here's my $.02.. I'd use the Axiom 12 gauge cable. It's good and it's flexable. I'd buy a little more than what you measured. Nothing like later finding out you really needed about 6 inches longer. You might find a better way to run the wire that takes a couple of feet more. If I need 3 feet, I buy 5 instead. More options later down the road.

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CatBrat #362042 12/28/11 06:38 PM
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i already added 3,3,280839895013123 for each cables just in case i make mistakes cutting and adjusting those for my speackers and amp.

12,50m needed +1m extra cable.(x2)

it's just black cables on white walls if i don't use a white cable raceway should look kinda strange.

Thhanks CatBrat

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Adelin #362044 12/28/11 06:49 PM
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If at all possible, I would fish the cable through the walls in any vertical location. Perhaps coming out just above the baseboards near the floor.

Or perhaps use some sort of wall plate with connecters to plug the speakers into.

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CatBrat #362045 12/28/11 07:01 PM
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you can't go wrong with 12 gauge.

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J. B. #362046 12/28/11 07:19 PM
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My room baseboards are full of electrical wires (230v 60hz) that is a bit boring.



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Adelin #362293 12/31/11 05:22 PM
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12 awg is the best for our buck !!!
is used 12 awg everywhere on my HT system.

i used 12 awg AXIOM (in bulk) i like it, (very flexible, but not cheap) usefull for long run with thight curve.

and i also used 12 awg generic brand names (cheaper & less flexible) for running where it's easy.

i stongly recommend you to use 12 awg espacialy for the long run mentionned.


Cambridge Audio 640r,M100,VP150v3,QS8v3,EP500v3
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Chevy #362308 12/31/11 07:34 PM
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Houah!
I bought almost 100 feet of bulk 12" cables and m80v3 speackers.
command at axiom : 28
Dec 31, 2011 7:38 PM
Arrived at FedEx location
PARIS FR
Dec 31, 2011 4:37 AM
Departed FedEx location
MEMPHIS, TN
Dec 31, 2011 4:32 AM
In transit
MEMPHIS, TN
Dec 31, 2011 1:34 AM
Departed FedEx location
MEMPHIS, TN
Dec 30, 2011 10:54 PM
Arrived at FedEx location
MEMPHIS, TN
Dec 30, 2011 10:00 PM
In transit
MISSISSAUGA, ON
Dec 30, 2011 8:15 PM
In transit
MISSISSAUGA, ON
Dec 30, 2011 6:15 PM
Left FedEx origin facility
BARRIE, ON
Dec 30, 2011 5:53 PM
In transit
BARRIE, ON
Dec 30, 2011 3:33 PM
Picked up
BARRIE, ON
Dec 30, 2011 2:27 PM
Shipment information sent to FedEx


I will receive it in the next days.
that's pretty fast.

Thanks axiom smile

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Adelin #362401 01/02/12 06:14 AM
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it's already inside the fedex truck at local hub, i'm pretty excited can't wait more :p

Happy new year smile

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I have them in my home.
Really good speackers.
Classical music jazz..
This is what i wanted to hear for years smile

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