INSTALLING HOME THEATER SPEAKERS WIRING
Home Theater Wiring: Step-by-Step Guide to a Successful
Dec 06, 2012Good quality speaker wires fall in the range 12 to 16 AWG. Avoid speaker wire thinner than gauge 16 when installing your home theater wiring unless you are working with very short runs. A major factor is the distance between the AV amplifier or home theater receiver,..Refurbished Electronics Guide · TV Viewing Distance Guide
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The truth is, you’re safe using 16 gauge wire for most applications. If, however, you’re running surround speakers with more than 50 feet of wire, or even installing in-ceiling speakers across your home, then you may want to step up to 14 gauge or even 12 gauge wire.Speaker Gauge Matters, but Probably Not as Much as You ThinkOne area people falter is in knowing what size wire, or what type of speaker cable gauge they need for their speakers. The truth is, you’re safe us..Don’T Use Connectors Or Terminations on SurroundsAsk most custom installers and they’ll tell you that bare wire and bulk speaker cable is the way to go on surrounds and in-ceiling speakers. While..Label Your WiresIn Multiple PlacesThere’s nothing worse than having to trace out speakers because some installer forgot to label the speaker cablesexcept when that installer is me..Leave Yourself Enough Slack to Replace EquipmentThis week I helped a friend replace an AV receiver with a new model. When I went to pull to the old AV receiver, he had just enough wire to pull th..Interconnects Really Do Come in Multiple SizesWhile I advocate for having extra length on long-run wires, interconnects are a place I like to match my gear up pretty tightly. Most people aren’t..