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  1. Speakers
    What's the best way to test speaker wire for patency? I ran a lot of speaker wires in walls/ceilings etc. and want to make sure before drywall goes up, that the wires are all working/patent. The ends of each wire are in different rooms. I have read, that I could attach a battery to one end of...
  2. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Im not really that good at technical stuff but I do have a decent sound system at home that I like. I recently purchased a new amp or receiver or what its called but don't know how to make it work with my old subwoofer. My subwoofer has red and black wire plugs(?), same as my speakers, but my...
  3. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    I’m looking to spend a little more on speaker wire. I know this is a hot button issue in this community and people are on completely opposite ends of the spectrum. I would like to Spend up to $200 dollars for a pair of 8ft cables. My train of thought is that it may make a difference or it may...
  4. Speakers
    hi my 5 sony speakers use 12 awg GLS ..i ran out.. can i use 16 awg for my remaining 2 sony atmos speakers?
  5. Speakers
    Anyone have a good source for quality spade connectors? I want to make a new set of speaker wires for my Klipsch La Scalas: spades on speaker ends, bananas on the other. Thank you, ladies & gentlemen.
  6. Speakers
    Good afternoon everyone! So we are in the process of setting up our first home theater. We have most of the speakers in, and just wanted to be sure I purchased the correct components to connect them all together. Below are the components I currently have: TV: LG C8 OLED Receiver: Onkyo TX...
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    Make the crucial connection between speakers and amplifier using cables that are affordable yet get the job done right. Choose the gauge you need and go. Speaker wire is a key component in stereos and AV systems. But there is no need to spend tons of money on pricey high-end "audiophile" cable...
  8. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Hi everyone, About six months ago we had new floors put in, and when we did that I had speaker wire run behind the baseboards around the room for an eventual home theater setup. Ive finally gotten to where Im hooking things up and the front right channel is giving me trouble. Im hoping someone...
  9. Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    After I upgraded my receiver to a Denon x1500h I realized that my old subwoofer (a passive Onkyo from a bundle) does not work anymore. I did some research because I m a total noob with audio hardware and what I found is that I need and active subwoofer or connect the existing subwoofer to an...
  10. Speakers
    Hi, I'm new to the forum and have searched for similar questions, but couldn't find anything, so hopefully I'm not asking something that's already been asked/answered. I'm wiring a home theater and plan to do in-wall wiring for 2 rear speakers, 2 rear side speakers and 2 ATMOS ceiling...
  11. Speakers
    Hi, I am building a new home audio system for my new construction, I have some speakers with 6ohm and some with 8ohm and the distance of the speaker to the amplifer would be maximum of 20-80 ft. my question is what guage speaker wire to use and whether to use CL2 or CL3 wires? Is 14 guage good...
  12. Speakers
    Hi all, I have a system Philips BTM2180, as here (sorry I am new so I still can not insert link yet) : amazon.de/Philips-BTM2180-Kompaktanlage-Bluetooth-Bassreflex/dp/B00EDQ3NSS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497695388&sr=8-1&keywords=btm+2180 and I would like to extend the wire for these two speaker...
  13. Speakers
    Hi, Setup: Yamaha 2016 receiver 4 Yamaha NS-AW592 Outdoor Speakers Individual speaker wire runs to each speaker Problem: 2 of the speakers are muffled sounding. The speakers are about 60 feet away from receiver. They were incorrectly installed with 16 gauge wire. There is also a chance...
  14. Speakers
    Q: Does speaker-wire gauge matter when connecting my Klipsch R-26F and R-15M speakers to the Marantz SR5011 AV receiver I am planning to buy this month? The cable length is about 12 feet. - Darren Tebo A: To a certain extent, yes—but only insofar as you don't want to use really...
  15. Speakers
    let me get this straight no monoprice please and if you understand you will feel my reasoning. after extended searching on the net using metro pcs's slowed internet speeds i got a head ache and only found one that may work. i do not want sheathed (i like the easy split down the center) i need...
  16. Home A/V Distribution
    Just ordered the Monoprice 6 Zone Home Audio Multizone Controller and Amplifier Kit - NO LOGO kit, which is 4ohm stable. I'm a beginner when it comes to wiring speakers, and I'm trying to figure out how to wire two sets of speakers for one zone. Zone 1: 4 Monoprice In-ceiling speakers (8ohm...
  17. SVS Community on AVS Forum®
    SVS SoundPath Accessories Deliver Sensibly Priced High End Audio Excellence Seeking to fill a void between exorbitantly priced elitist solutions and bare bones, point A to point B audio accessories, Ohio-based SVS proudly launches the SVS SoundPath Audio Accessories line. Whether it’s an...
  18. Speakers
    Sorry for the newb question but here it is: I bought a house that has in-wall speakers for its home theater setup (surround). I'm assuming the in-wall speaker wire is 14 awg (or possible 12 awg)..now should I also run 12/14 awg from the wall plate to my receiver? Or would 16awg/18awg be better...
  19. Speakers
    I did a few searches and noticed some people mentioning "doubling up" but wanted to ask the question to clarify. I have some 14/4 wire but I only plan to use it as 14/2. When stripping the wire, I only left the black and red ones out but then realized I could combine the green and white with...
  20. AVS Forum® Articles
    Cables are the glue that binds a system together. There's no need to spend a fortune, but it's a good idea to plan out your installation. Click here to read more.
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