Speaker Cable

abhisheak

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Hi,

I am going to do wiring for my speaker cables from scratch. I am looking to buy a bundle of speaker cable.
Distance to surround speakers is about 40-50 feet.
So can someone suggest will the speaker cable or normal electrical cable is recommended? What sqmm or gauge?
I need to do cabling for 5.1.2 system.
 

MaSh

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Hi,

I am going to do wiring for my speaker cables from scratch. I am looking to buy a bundle of speaker cable.
Distance to surround speakers is about 40-50 feet.
So can someone suggest will the speaker cable or normal electrical cable is recommended? What sqmm or gauge?
I need to do cabling for 5.1.2 system.
There is a sale going on , on Amazon on MX cables. I am considering picking up a reel to wire up my rear surrounds.

MaSh
 

Kannan

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Hi,

I am going to do wiring for my speaker cables from scratch. I am looking to buy a bundle of speaker cable.
Distance to surround speakers is about 40-50 feet.
So can someone suggest will the speaker cable or normal electrical cable is recommended? What sqmm or gauge?
I need to do cabling for 5.1.2 system.
for surrounds go with 16 guage cables and for the mains and center with 14 or 12 guage.
Any well shielded cables will do. In budget you can get speakers cables made by Finolex, Mercury etc. or look at MX, Amazon basics and the likes.
If you want to up the budget, you can look at studio grade cables like Belden, Mogami, Canare etc.
 

waris

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Hi,

I am going to do wiring for my speaker cables from scratch. I am looking to buy a bundle of speaker cable.
Distance to surround speakers is about 40-50 feet.
So can someone suggest will the speaker cable or normal electrical cable is recommended? What sqmm or gauge?
I need to do cabling for 5.1.2 system.
I will advise you to go with belden cables. They are of good quality and will last long.
 

sdk

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Hi,

I am going to do wiring for my speaker cables from scratch. I am looking to buy a bundle of speaker cable.
Distance to surround speakers is about 40-50 feet.
So can someone suggest will the speaker cable or normal electrical cable is recommended? What sqmm or gauge?
I need to do cabling for 5.1.2 system.
In one room I'm using Finolex 6 mm electrical wire since 2007 and in another room Polycab 6 mm electrical wire since 2011.

To my deaf ears they sound perfectly fine 😂😂, YMMV
 

chubbix

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Hi,

I am going to do wiring for my speaker cables from scratch. I am looking to buy a bundle of speaker cable.
Distance to surround speakers is about 40-50 feet.
So can someone suggest will the speaker cable or normal electrical cable is recommended? What sqmm or gauge?
I need to do cabling for 5.1.2 system.
if u hav a good system dont use cheap cables and electrical wire. spend some money to buy good cables that will last a long time and do justice to your system now and when u upgrade. i use speaker cables - biwire i bought 25 yrs ago and they are still superb. now used with the Tannoy Kensington reference speaker. if u cant get good cables inindia, then get some one to bring u a set.
 
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