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#1943 - 03/07/02 07:04 PM Re: Speaker Wire - what to use?
b_man Offline
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Registered: 01/25/02
Posts: 64
Loc: Illinois, USA
I am using Sound King 12 gauge speaker wire from Parts Express.com for all of my speakers. As for interconnects, I have been happy thus far with the Acoustic Research Pro Series. They can be a little hard to find but are very reasonably priced.

Receiver: Onkyo 797
Mains: Axiom M22
Center: Axiom VP50 (hope to upgrade soon)
Surround: Mission 77DS
Subwoofer: Infinity BU1 (older but still kicks)

Enjoy the hobby!

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#1944 - 03/07/02 07:17 PM Re: Speaker Wire - what to use?
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Registered: 01/10/02
Posts: 1256
Loc: Canada
If I remember correctly, my Axiom AX3s are wired internally with Sound King by Ian and company. At least the subwoofer was, and it was 12g.

Is that correct Ian? What wiring and gauge is currently used? I guess I could look again!
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#1945 - 03/07/02 07:20 PM Re: Speaker Wire - what to use?
BBIBH Offline
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If you coil wire, it becomes an inductor - similar to a transformer winding, or a choke or another voice coil in the before the electrical end of the circuit: the speaker itself.
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#1946 - 03/08/02 10:42 AM Re: Speaker Wire - what to use?
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Hello,
By coiling the speaker wire, you can effectively turn your speaker cable into a nice little antenna, making it more susceptible to radio frequency (RF) interference from nearby transmitters (taxis, ham radio, whatever) of any sort. By the way, if you do get that kind of interference, you can sometimes tune it out by coiling and rotating the coiled cable until the offending RF signals are inaudible.

Coiling the cable may also make it more likely to pick up AC hum fields from your AC power cords to the equipment. To keep everything correct, the speaker cables should cross AC supply cords at right angles, not be parallel to them.

Regards,
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Alan Lofft,
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#1947 - 03/08/02 06:16 PM Re: Speaker Wire - what to use?
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One more question as long as I'm on a roll. Why use equal lengths anyway? When you adjust with your SPL won't you compensate for unequal lengths?

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#1948 - 03/12/02 05:34 PM Re: Speaker Wire - what to use?
Anonymous
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Because you have just created a nice big inductor. :^(



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#1949 - 03/13/02 03:48 PM Re: Speaker Wire - what to use?
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I'm also curious about not coiling the speaker cable. Is this really a problem or an old wives tale?

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