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post #1 of 6 Old 05-27-2007, 04:40 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm looking for some cheap speaker wire to use for some speakers. I heard that you could use lamp cord and get fairly good results. I went down to Home Depot and couldn't believe the price! It was 29 cents afoot for 16 gauge lamp cord and 27 cents a foot for 16 gauge speaker cable. Over $1 for 4 feet! Ridiculous. Any other cheap alternatives. I need about 200 feet of cable because I'm setting up a zone 2 from my A/V receiver and I need about 80 feet of wire per speaker but I figure I'll get extra in case of any obstacles.

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-27-2007, 05:39 PM
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The price of copper is rising. Check monoprice.
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Probably shouldn't use 16 gauge for an 80 foot span either...

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If you think a buck for 4ft is expensive try buying monster.

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http://www.americanthunderaudio.com/...spx?id=1394899

I use this. No-name but works fine. I'm not positive if it's really 12 gauge - my guess is yes - but I am positive it is at least close.

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-27-2007, 09:37 PM
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80ft run i would use 12awg
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