Originally Posted by Gritter99
Originally Posted by arnyk
I checked out their prices and the appearance of their products on Amazon. The prices mostly look good and the quality seems OK, for everything but the speaker wires. The speaker wires seemed pricey and I couldn't find any that were heavier than 16 gauge. I'd like to see 12 gauge for the price and application.
So I should run 12 gauge? Was just looking at wire and was going to ask if I should get 12 or 14 gauge
12 gauge is like the one size fits all solution. Hard to go wrong with it and the slight extra cost and weight is usually not a problem.
For cables like 8 feet long and most speakers (IOW speakers with respectable impedance curves), 14 gauge is fine. 16 would probably work well enough, too.
Thing is having just 16 gauge in your catalog kinda ruins your image as a provider of all reasonable solutions.
If I was going to pay $50 for 8 foot speaker cables, I'd expect better than 16 gauge just because.
Other sources that many people around here use are Monoprice and Blue Jeans Cable. But the big box home improvement stores and local hardware stores can be just fine, too.
Amazon has other brands and no doubt some great prices on 12 gauge.