Gauge of wire needed?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Audio' started by Maleman, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. rudeney

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    Solder is very pliable. In fact, it's more pliable than large gauge copper. Another reason to tin the wire is if it is stranded, it prevents loose pieces from not making it into the connector and possibly contacting something they should not (like ground).
     
  2. harsh

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    Fortunately we're not talking about large gauge copper strands.

    If you choose your connector's wisely and use the proper tools to prepare the wire, there shouldn't be a lot of split ends or a need to stuff the wire into a too-small opening.
     
  3. machavez00

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    Sorry for raising this from dead.

    I have been running internet searches and have have some questions.
    This site is linked to the most and suggests I can use 18AWG for my rear channel, yet here and on AVS most are recommending 16AWG. The 16AWG I have looked at rates a WAF of 0. The insulation is way too thick for her. Is there any out there that doesn't have thick insulation, or can I use 18AWG as the Roger Russell site states. (I'm currently using what I think is 24 or smaller from a Yamaha RX-V361)
     

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