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Ok I would like to buy some 12-14 gauge speaker wire is there a difference between this Belden 5000 http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/speaker/index.htm

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http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

the wire from mono price is about $25 cheaper...

any help would be great and like I said I am new to this thank you

Oh I am running Polk RTI10's and and CSI A4
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Buy the wire from monoprice. Buy yourself a case of good beer with the money you save.
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Just spend more...You'll think you got superior stuff.
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Just spend more...You'll think you got superior stuff.

Now now be nice to newcomers...
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Ok I would like to buy some 12-14 gauge speaker wire is there a difference between this Belden 5000

What you need to know when it comes to wires are to run them as short as possible and use 10-12 gauge wires. The only reason to spend extra on the same gauge wire is to ensure they have good enough insulation against oxidation which can be a major problem in some tropical areas.
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do anyone make good inexpensive premade cables with banana plugs?
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the on-line reference for speaker wire
http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm
an interesting read about Mr. Russell
http://www.roger-russell.com
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do anyone make good inexpensive premade cables with banana plugs?

I just made my own speaker wires for the first time with monoprice 12 AWG wire and a bunch of their closed type banana plugs following an on-line guide I found after googling for 'how to use closed type banana plugs'. You really only need a wire cutter and a utility knife to get it done.
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do anyone make good inexpensive premade cables with banana plugs?

http://www.impactacoustics.com/produ...3102&sku=29176
That's about the cheapest I know of. Still not that cheap considering how much it costs to make your own.

HERE are some good banana plugs that are very easy to attach. See the instructions on that page. 20-pack is available, too.

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http://www.skycraftsurplus.com/index...ROD&ProdID=764

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is that the correct link ? connectors shown are "pin" connectors, not bananas
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is that the correct link ? connectors shown are "pin" connectors, not bananas

Yeah, I know. I just happened to stumble upon them. They didn't offer banana-terminated. The price was right, so I posted the link. Pins can still be used, especially at the speaker end, but can be tougher (if not impossible) with a receiver's binding posts.

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