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#79891 - 02/01/05 10:57 AM Speaker Wire
Din Offline
old hand

Registered: 04/29/04
Posts: 65
Hi all,

I currently have cheap Home Depot 12 gauge wire running all my speakers. Will there be any noticable difference if I upgrade to a higher quality wire (for the fronts anyway), such as the bulk wire offered here?

Thanks for your comments,

Din
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#79892 - 02/01/05 11:05 AM Re: Speaker Wire
Engine_Joe Offline
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Registered: 01/14/05
Posts: 239
Loc: Brooklyn, NY
Copper is copper. 12 gauge is 12 gauge. Stick with your Home Depot wire.

Really!

(and I don't mean to sound trite about it - I'm serious)
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#79893 - 02/01/05 11:13 AM Re: Speaker Wire
bigjohn Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
thumbs up to that.. i am running 12/14 gauge from home depot, and having no probs. dont buy into the hype, that high end stuff is just not worth the cost.

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#79894 - 02/01/05 11:25 AM Re: Speaker Wire
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6331
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
There are perfectly legitimate reasons to buy more expensive wire, like the Axiom wire, which is quite handsome. "Because you'll hear a noticeable difference in the sound of your speakers" is NOT one of them (though there are those who believe otherwise). Regardless, "Because I like it," and "because I want it" are two perfect reasons for purchasing anything.
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#79895 - 02/01/05 11:48 AM Re: Speaker Wire
pmbuko Offline
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or "Because the little voices in my head told me to spend money" is also a valid reason. Just don't listen to the voice every time you hear it.
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#79896 - 02/01/05 12:33 PM Re: Speaker Wire
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6331
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
! "Because I can't afford it" is a perfect reason to NOT buy anything.
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#79897 - 02/01/05 12:48 PM Re: Speaker Wire
Donincos Offline
buff

Registered: 12/05/04
Posts: 47
Loc: Colorado Springs
Some of the higher priced wire is more flexable. That might be something to think about if routing is an issue.

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#79898 - 02/01/05 01:07 PM Re: Speaker Wire
oldskoolboarder Offline
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Registered: 05/25/03
Posts: 2181
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
Another way to set your mind at ease. There are many owners who even recommend the Home Depot 12 ga.

Save your money and buys some CDs and DVDs.


Edited by oldskoolboarder (02/01/05 01:08 PM)

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#79899 - 02/01/05 02:15 PM Re: Speaker Wire
pmbuko Offline
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Especially lately, all the money I'm 'saving' by living frugally mysteriously gets spent elsewhere. Saving isn't all it's cracked up to be.
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#79900 - 02/01/05 02:18 PM Re: Speaker Wire
bigjohn Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
the last time i saved up any money, i spent it on some damn speakers and a new receiver.

dont know what the hell i was thinkin

bigjohn
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