Originally Posted by MNaudioguy
So I am wanting to bury some cable under baseboards and/or carpet to make their way to my surrounds. My question is, would the in-wall rated 12 gauge wire be too thick or difficult to do that? I know flat wire would probably be easier to conceal, however, is the audio just as clean/crisp from that or am I sacrificing sound?
When I first wired up my room, I used 12 gauge monoprice cable and buried them under the baseboard. I have carpet and the base isnt super tight on to the floor, so I had room. When I upgraded to Belden 10 gauge, I ran it under the base and into the little crawl space I have on each side of my room, then back in where my components are. Depending on how tight your base is, will dictate how thick of a wire you can use. Also, flat wire comes in gauges also, so the same copper flat is the same copper round. I actually have a roll from my old house living room setup.