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The people who previously lived in my house set up speakers throughout the home. The only problem is that somebody cut the line in the backyard before I moved in. The wire they used was 14 AWG. I have some 16 AWG wire laying around that I want to use, and splice in and extend where it was snapped. Does the different AWG make any difference? Sorry for the novice questions but I would like to make sure before I start splicing. Thanks for your time.
 

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Shouldn't matter. Use CL2 in-wall rated wire if used, well, in walls.
 

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16 AWG wire has about 60% higher resistance than 14 AWG. Whether that will make a difference in what you hear will depend on the length of the run and the nominal impedance of the speakers, among other things. But you won't damage anything by using the smaller wire. You can always try it and see if it sounds OK. And if you are just adding a short length, it shouldn't make a significant difference.
 
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