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Is 14-Gauge cable suitable for a 100 watt speaker?


Kyle Lorenz

I only own a roll of 14-Gauge speaker cable and I need to hook up my two front bookshelf speakers which are a 100 watts each. Is 14-Gauge too big or does it even matter? Sorry if this a dumb question, I don't really know much about speaker cable. Thanks.


Active Member
yep, its fine. 14 guage is about 2mm^2 (according to google). This will take an amplifier output at 100Watts without catching fire. Cant get too big unless your bothered about the sound quality to a obsurd degree. Like me:hiya: ...


Distinguished Member
That should do absolutely fine.....most speaker cables are well up to the job of managing the currents involved,unless you're using amps capable of 50A or more,and even then the peaks will be very short in duration.

Any good quality wire should suffice.

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