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Old 11-23-2012, 08:43 PM - Thread Starter
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I moved into a new house with build in JBL speakers and banana plugs to connect them to. I recent bought a Yamaha V671 receiver but I also bought this cheap wire: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0029HO66G/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

I figured since the wire length between the receiver and will be around a foot it was no big deal to get cheap wire. Did I make a mistake? I don't know what the wiring is inside the wall for the built in speakers.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:12 PM
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You're fine. Read this http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm

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Take one of your speakers apart and even on expensive speakers you're probably not gonna find monster cable. I took a physics class in college and she covered speaker wire. It was a very interesting section of the class. Turns out gold plated speaker wire benefits your dog more than it does you! Of course she was hot and I would have beleived anything she taught me. She had the power to turn me over to the Bose side if she had wanted to. Her boyfriend drove a Ferrari, I just couldn't compete with that.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:31 AM
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Plating (such as gold) on the contact points (where one wire meets another, or where it meets a post) can help to prevent oxidation from interfering with conductivity.

I'm not sure if it kicks in at the levels of a speaker wire: but I used to have the issue with tin leads on IC chips (you could also solve the problem when it occurred with a pencil eraser).

OTOH: I've seen gold plated optical cables. Really.
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