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speaker cable 10mm (8 AWG)

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Roguey, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. Roguey

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    hi, i have some KEF Q7's (8 ohm speakers) + Q9c and also just found some 10mm (8 AWG) cable - enough for all the speakers, It is also tri-rated too. Would this be a good cable to use on the speakers? or would it be wrose?

    many thanks

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    anyone know? should i use normal speaker cable (315 cores) or 10mm (8 AWG) eletrcial cable?
     
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    Hi Roguey,
    I'd certainly give it a go. You certainly won't do your system any harm. You may well find it superior to 'proper speaker cable'.
    I use CAT5e myself but a lot of people use heavy gauge electrical cable and get very good results.
    Knight
     
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    I've used 8AWG (I.C.E) cable before for speaker cable and it worked really well. The only down side is 2 runs of chunky cable to each speaker is not the easiest thing in the world to route nicely.
     
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    ah thanks for the replies - so do you think its worth putting it to the front speakers as well - or just to the rears? and use my 'proper' speaker cable for the front?

    many thanks
     
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    ps. as for the cables - they are being put inside the walls, so they never be seen
     
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    I would use it for the fronts as well.
     

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