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#362040 - 12/28/11 01:27 PM awg gauge , cable advice needed
Adelin Offline
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Registered: 07/26/11
Posts: 73
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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#362041 - 12/28/11 01:32 PM Re: awg gauge , cable advice needed [Re: Adelin]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6015
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
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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#362042 - 12/28/11 01:38 PM Re: awg gauge , cable advice needed [Re: CatBrat]
Adelin Offline
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Registered: 07/26/11
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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


Edited by Adelin (12/28/11 01:40 PM)

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#362044 - 12/28/11 01:49 PM Re: awg gauge , cable advice needed [Re: Adelin]
CatBrat Offline
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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.


Edited by CatBrat (12/28/11 01:50 PM)

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#362045 - 12/28/11 02:01 PM Re: awg gauge , cable advice needed [Re: CatBrat]
J. B. Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1291
Loc: Quebec, Canada
you can't go wrong with 12 gauge.
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#362046 - 12/28/11 02:19 PM Re: awg gauge , cable advice needed [Re: J. B.]
Adelin Offline
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Registered: 07/26/11
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My room baseboards are full of electrical wires (230v 60hz) that is a bit boring.




Edited by Adelin (12/28/11 02:23 PM)

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#362293 - 12/31/11 12:22 PM Re: awg gauge , cable advice needed [Re: Adelin]
Chevy Offline
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Registered: 07/31/09
Posts: 95
Loc: Sherbrooke Qc Canada
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.
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#362308 - 12/31/11 02:34 PM Re: awg gauge , cable advice needed [Re: Chevy]
Adelin Offline
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Registered: 07/26/11
Posts: 73
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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#362401 - 01/02/12 01:14 AM Re: awg gauge , cable advice needed [Re: Adelin]
Adelin Offline
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Registered: 07/26/11
Posts: 73
it's already inside the fedex truck at local hub, i'm pretty excited can't wait more :p

Happy new year smile


Edited by Adelin (01/02/12 01:15 AM)

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#362408 - 01/02/12 05:04 AM Re: awg gauge , cable advice needed [Re: Adelin]
Adelin Offline
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Registered: 07/26/11
Posts: 73
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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