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What mains cable for speaker use?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by nathan_silly, Apr 6, 2003.

  1. nathan_silly

    nathan_silly
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    I've just brought my B&W 601's down from the loft to upgrade to 7 channel (rear surrounds)

    What 2 core mains cable can I use instead, as the cheapest speaker cable I can by locally is £2.50/M- need two long runs so the total price will be quite high.

    Ta
     
  2. sounddog

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    use any 2 core mains flex ... over about 5amp will be fine.
     
  3. The Fox

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    How about B&Q loudspeaker wire (don't laugh...:)

    Currently approx 11ukp for 25 meter pack.

    Its description is 'heavy duty, 79 strand speaker wire' Its certainly as thick as the branded wire I used for my front two speakers.

    I was in same postion, needed at least 25 meters worth for rear surrounds and not prepared to go overboard on cost.

    Steve
     
  4. Grimley

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    I use 1.5mm Twin&Earth lighting cable, a tip I picked up way back in the late 80's.
     

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