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Hello


I'm running about 50 feet of speaker wire through the wall and was curious what gauge I should use, the front 3 speakers are going to have a 50ft run each.


Processor = Anthem 50v

Amp = Mcintosh 7106 100w x 6 (Not Bridged)

Front = B&W 804S

Center = HTM3S


I looked around and found that 16 gauge will do the job just fine, but was curious what others think?


Thanks Eric
 

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Everything mentioned here is sound. Just make sure that if you do go with 12-gauge that the wiring isn't too thick for your speaker connections. Not familiar with your speakers.
 

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When speaker wire is installed in-wall does it terminate into some type of a wall socket ?

Or does it just come through a wall plate with a hole in it ?
 

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Originally Posted by chashint /forum/post/20879122


When speaker wire is installed in-wall does it terminate into some type of a wall socket ?

Or does it just come through a wall plate with a hole in it ?

I used these...

 

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That should take care of any issues in regards to speaker terminals not being big enough to accept AWG12.
 

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I use 14 for speakers and 12 for subs all inwall. I like the white covering so it helps to blend in with the walls. Also 14 guage is a little bit thinner and easier to move through walls and hide under molding.
 
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