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    Default 14/4 carol cable for surrounds

    looking to run some 14/4 carol cable for my rear speakers in my new place .. Anyone have experience with carol cable I've used it for power cords ...had some laying around..
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    I want to bi wire the 30's
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    Why not try it and hear for yourself?
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.

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    well i was thinking id throw the question out there first ...most likely ill be using 12/4 monoprice because i dont have enough of the carol but if i got some good feedback i may buy some of the carol cable .....about 3/4 of the run will be in the basement the total run is about 25'
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    if i really wanted to get lazy i could use that ultra flat thin monster ....i think its too thin though ....idk ...i have a friend thats a proffessional av guy does a lot of commercial stuff some residential he doesn't use anything bigger than 16 gauge...i'd like to agree with him it would be cheaper
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    Carol Cable is an main line wire & cable manufacture for many decades.

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    I've used the Carol Cable 14/2 on my fronts and didn't have any problems. In fact, it was probably the best stuff I've worked with in terms of ease of use. The stuff is flexible and easy to terminate. And here's the fun part. I paid maybe $10 for 30 feet from Home Depot since it was on their leftover wire shelf and I bought it to see if there would be any difference between it and Monster Z Series Speaker Cables I was using at the time. No difference from what I could tell. The Monster cables were on Craigslist the next day.
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    As speedskater has already said Carol Cable CO. has been around for a long time . If you don't buy into the snake oil $200 ' wire then
    you'll be fine. I used construction grade 16/4 to p/u my rears and have not had any issues w/ either the length of run or any
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    Quote Originally Posted by leftwinger57 View Post
    . If you don't buy into the snake oil $200 ' wire then
    you'll be fine.
    Couldn't leave well enough alone....ya had to throw that line in there ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-daugh View Post
    most likely ill be using 12/4 monoprice because i dont have enough of the carol
    At the very least, I'd consider spending just a little bit more and opt for Blue Jeans Cable, Beldon 5000U.

    http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/speaker/index.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keiko View Post
    At the very least, I'd consider spending just a little bit more and opt for Blue Jeans Cable, Beldon 5000U.
    yep that Beldon 5000u is darn nice cable for the price...
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    Gee, that wire shop is about a 1/2 hour drive from my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-daugh View Post
    I think you will be happy with it, for the money. I used Knukonceptz 14/2 for my fronts and center, and 16/2 for my surrounds and I think it sounds great. More definition than the cheap lamp cord I was using. Their 14/2 stranded wire is made up of 189 individual strands and both gauges are very flexible and easy to terminate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo18 View Post
    I think you will be happy with it, for the money. I used Knukonceptz 14/2 for my fronts and center, and 16/2 for my surrounds and I think it sounds great. More definition than the cheap lamp cord I was using. Their 14/2 stranded wire is made up of 189 individual strands and both gauges are very flexible and easy to terminate.
    I used the kord cable 10 gauge 492 strands per conductor with nakimichi banana plugs ...Im saving for the knukonceptz banana plugs those are pretty nice!!
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    Stick with the nakimichi plugs for now. I like the way the Knu plugs are built but I have read on here that they are not solid copper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo18 View Post
    Stick with the nakimichi plugs for now. I like the way the Knu plugs are built but I have read on here that they are not solid copper.
    good to know ..thanks hey you happen to know anyone who works on subwoofers (the amp section) I know its off topic but I thought i would throw it out there ...I didnt really get a response to the thread I started in the Subwoofer bass management section
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-daugh View Post
    good to know ..thanks hey you happen to know anyone who works on subwoofers (the amp section) I know its off topic but I thought i would throw it out there ...I didnt really get a response to the thread I started in the Subwoofer bass management section
    Sorry, no but you would want to find someone local because shipping would be a killer on a sub
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    You could start to test it as well as listen to for you?
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    last 3 aholes reported
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    If its "power" cable, its not speaker cable and its not usually 99+% pure. You can do a bit better without going nuts. Look up Windy City 14/4. If inclined, you can double it up and have 10 gauge.
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