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Ok, so I'm gonna pick up a 100' roll of 12 awg to run all new speaker wire , seeing as how our new kitten has chewed through half of them...


Well looking at Rockford fosgate a 100' roll is about $70 with a 294 strand count


This is the wire from Rockford's site so disregard the price and feet..

http://m.rockfordfosgate.com/#/Products/product_details?itemId=108375



Then I look at the 12 awg from monoprice. Which is 90 strands for $30

http://www.monoprice.com/mobile/Product/Details/2789?mainCategoryId=102&categoryId=10239&subCategoryId=1023901


Lastly I looked at the monoprice 12 awg in a jacket, thinking it might protect the wire a little more from the cat , and other things as well but that is a 65 strand count for $32
http://www.monoprice.com/mobile/Product/Details/2817?mainCategoryId=102&categoryId=10239&subCategoryId=1023901






I always thought the quality of the copper and strand count were very important... Or no? Because there seems to be a difference of almost 200 strands between the 3... And was wondering what you guys would recommend
 

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12 awg is 12awg as long as the mfg is being faithful to the size. so it doesn't matter if a count is x amount. obviously as an example, a count of 300 would individually be larger than a 600 count.
 

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Well I Dont think ThAts true. 12 awg wire is 12 awg wire... Same thickness , just more/smaller strands... I am not sure about how or if, more strands can carry a load better, but to me it almost seems like a flexibility factor..


More ( smaller ) strands = more flexible wire?


I might be way off, but as far as current goes, I just can't see how more strands in the same gauge wire could carry a bigger load.


Heat dissipation ?
 

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They should all be able to carry the same amount of load. The higher the thread count means it will be more flexible.
 

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Originally Posted by tachasmo  /t/1499161/question-about-speaker-wire-and-thread-count#post_23937695


They should all be able to carry the same amount of load. The higher the thread count means it will be more flexible.
+1. If there was an advantage to thread count romex wouldn't have just one.
 

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Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice  /t/1499161/question-about-speaker-wire-and-thread-count#post_23937786


+1. If there was an advantage to thread count romex wouldn't have just one.


Makes.sense.
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Oh and 3 years later my tht is still going stronger than ever. Thanks Bill
 
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