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Is there a life span for speaker wire ? I mean does it degrade over time ? My wires for the front speakers are approx 10 to 12 years old and are 12 gauge. Should I replace them, or would I be wasting my money ? Sorry, I don't know the brand, all I can say is that it says hi-fidelity on the clear jacket. Thanks in advance.
 

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If they're not corroded, they're still good.
 

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You do that if just the ends are corroded.
 

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When I setup my system in my new house, I opted to use all new wire; it helped that I had some lying around. For some reason, the wire from my previous installation showed signs of minor degradation all the way through (clear jacket), whereas the unused wire still looked brand new!? :confused: Even the wire on the previously opened spool was fine...
 
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