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Suitable for speaker wire?

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by PanHandler, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. PanHandler

    PanHandler Guest

  2. Bob Weiss

    Bob Weiss Guest

    Link is NG, but if you are asking if romex is suitable for speaker
    wire, the short answer is yes, but the solid conductors and overall
    stiffness make it difficult to connect to many speakers and amplifiers.

    A much better option is a heavy gauge "zip cord" such as the stuff sold
    for running low voltage landscape lighting.


    Bob Weiss N2IXK
     
  3. PanHandler

    PanHandler Guest

    It's at HD, under 'sun resistant landscaping' cable, low voltage.
    Coleman Cable, 100' stranded. 12/2.

    $24.98
     
  4. Bob Weiss

    Bob Weiss Guest

    That's the stuff I was talking about. Makes great speaker wire, and
    loads cheaper than that "monster cable" crap....

    Bob Weiss N2IXK
     
  5. PanHandler

    PanHandler Guest

    Thanks Bob
     
  6. Roy L. Fuchs

    Roy L. Fuchs Guest

    Broken link. The clue should have been where it says:
    "Session ID..." Etc.
     
  7. Roy L. Fuchs

    Roy L. Fuchs Guest

    If it is stranded, sure.

    The ideal speaker cable, if you aren't buying it made for the
    purpose is a braided set of stranded wire cables. The braid cancels
    out external influences, and

    One link:
    http://www.laventure.net/tourist/cables.htm


    Copper works too, but the silver is the best. There is also silver
    clad (not plated) copper wire that would be good.
     
  8. Roy L. Fuchs

    Roy L. Fuchs Guest

    Bigger Gauge too. Likely not as pure on the copper. The guy with
    the $40k setup will hear the hiss... teresis. :-]
     
  9. Bob Weiss

    Bob Weiss Guest

  10. All this to listen to my 8-track collection? Forget it!
     
  11. Roy L. Fuchs

    Roy L. Fuchs Guest

  12. Roy L. Fuchs

    Roy L. Fuchs Guest

    They're all probably stretched anyway. That was such a sad design
    to incorporate and not insure that the inner hub doesn't tense up on
    the tape.
     
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