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the surrounds will be around 20 feet from the receiver. id rather not have to order 14 gauge but if im going to miss out on the best possible audio from the speakers i will.


also, can anyone recommend a good cheap wire stripper?
 

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i just noticed the specifications (below) of the sony htib receiver i will use with those energy take classics.


it says speakers are 6 ohms


the take classic energys are 8 ohms. does this change anything? if i need a new receiver so be it but my plan was to use the take classics with the sony htib receiver and the sub it came with.


Product Specifications

Channel Power Rating * 5.1 Channel

Digital Cinema Auto Calibration * Yes

Sound Enhancer * Yes (Portable Audio Enhancer)

Limited Warranty * 1 Year Parts / 1 Year Labor

Analog Audio Input(s) * 4 (Rear)

Digital Media Port (Input) * Yes (no OSD)

Optical Audio Input(s) * 1 (Rear)

Coaxial Audio Digital Input(s) * 1 (Rear)

Audio Power Output * 800W (133w x 5 + 135w (1KHz, 10% THD))

Power Requirements * AC 120V, 60 Hz

Antenna Terminal (FM 75 Ohm) * Yes

Antenna Terminal (AM Loop) * Yes

Tuner Frequency Range * AM: 530-1,710 kHz, FM: 87.5-108.0 MHz

Tuner Type * AM, FM

Station Preset(s) * 10 AM, 20 FM


IMPEDANCE * 6 OHMS


Cord Length (Approx.) * 2 (10m)

Speaker Type * Enclosure- Bass Reflex


IMPEDANCE-2 * 6 OHMS

IMPEDANCE-3 * 6 OHMS


Dimensions (Approx.) * 10 13/16 x 13 3/16 x 12 1/8" (270 x 330 x 303mm)

Weight (Approx.) * 10 lbs, 5 oz (4.7 Kg)


IMPEDANCE-4 * 6 OHMS
 

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your 8 ohm speakers are fine with the receiver you have. the impedance of speakers varies with the frequency and power of the signal feed to them, you just don't want them dropping too low - like 1 or 2 ohms. The 8 ohm rating is an average.


For your setup, 16 ga. would work fine - use 14 ga. if you just want the additional "insurance", and 12 ga. would be overkill (and might not fit the connectors on the back of the speakers well). Any Lowes or Home Depot will have 16 ga. or 14 ga. speaker wire......common lamp cord (also called zip cord) will work equally well as long as the diameter (gauge) of the wire is the proper size.....copper is copper ! If you mail order, then www.monoprice.com is the place to go.
 

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to go along with this thread, somewhat...


if i wanted to switch to banana plugs to make my set-up much cleaner and easier to mess with, what ones should I go with? I see a few different options on sits like monoprice. Any recommendations?
 

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would you recommend the parts-express or the monoprice plugs more? i have no idea what i need in terms of quality and which would be easier for me to use, never having used them before.


does gold plated matter or would it increase the sound quality transferred?
 

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I have both brands of plugs at home. They both work well. Gold plated vs brass wont matter.


I guarantee the Sony HTIB you're using doesn't have gold plated speaker terminals.


The binding post on the back of the Take speakers is far enough apart that they wont touch anyway.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...eaker%20System


You know, I've got 3 receivers at home all with binding post and I've never had problem with banana plugs touching each other. No problems with my speakers either!
 

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thanks afrogt, good to know.


but the sony htib setup is bradyischamp. i just tagged into the thread since i had similar questions.


i'm currently running a denon avr-790 with some older jbl speakers that i had purchased in high school and have been looking to upgrade recently. will it matter when i buy my new speakers?


thanks again!
 

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thank G*d there are some sensible people in the audio world. Plain old zip cord or for a little cooler look, use an outdoor extension cord (14) and just cut the plugs off.


I use Miller 101 strippers all day every day and have for 30 years. They are inexpensive and can strip everything from 10awg THHN house wiring to the leads on a tape head (30awg). I do remove the spring and the surround strap though.


Just use your fingers to control the depth of the cut and you will be fine.
 

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"ecomovie" - usually there is little danger of banana plugs touching once properly seated in the female receptacle on the binding posts. The spring action of the plug fits and holds the connection very well. It is a very solid connection (that is why so many folks like them at the rear of a crowded a/v receiver).


You may be thinking about the other speaker wire connector, the "pin connector" where the wire is terminated with a very small diameter metal pin, useful with the old style spring clamp speaker wire connectors used before they started using the current 5-way binding posts. (except Yamaha seems determined to still use the crappy spring clamps on all but their top end units
) Just due to the nature of the pin connectors, they can move around in the spring clamp and if the metal bodies touch + to -, they will short out.


I really doubt that will be a problem with banana plugs - just make sure the equipment is off when you install/remove the plugs in the equipment or speakers. But if you want insurance, just get some good 3M electric tape and cover the exposed metal....you could even get some red colored electrical tape to mark and cover the + leads.
 
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