So many of you have ready DarqueKnights thread about re-wiring his SDA's with some decently expensive speaker wire. I am debating looking at doing this with my RTA 11TL's at some point in the future. I dont need too much length wise and since I am looking at long term upgrading these top to bottom slowly over time I thought this might be a easy for me to do tweak, like replacing the tweeters, adding dynamat & jbweld to the drivers and making armalex gaskets.
I am curious as to what gauge speaker wire you would recommend using (14 or 16), and some thoughts on a couple different cables I am debating using. I have a local hi-fi shop near me that will cut me a somewhat decent deal on the Audioquest speaker wire they sell by the foot. With also liking Kimber as a brand (but not sure if its right for this application) I kinda have the following list of possible cables.
I am still waiting to make any speaker cable or IC purchase on a demo of cables from DouglasConnection. As such if I go with his speaker cables I may use the same or similar cable internally so the speakers are wired from amp to driver with the same cables. This would probably be the same if I went with Kimber so I would more than likely be using 4VS internally if its something people would suggest using.
I am open to ANY other suggestions or thoughts about this. Keep in mind this is all in the planning stages at this point.
AudioQuest Type 2 CL3 - 2.95 a foot
AudioQuest Type 4 CL3 - 4.95 a foot
AudioQuest G2 - price unknown
AudioQuest X2 - price unknown
Kimber Kable 4PR ~ 6 bucks per foot but not sure how easy to work with it is
Kimber Kable 4VS ~ 12.20 per foot but not sure how easy to work with it is
Kimber Kable KWIK-16 - 1.40 per foot available in 20 foot spool
Kimber Kable KWIK-12 - 2.50 per foot but only available in 50 foot spool
DouglasConnection DIY cable -