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    Default Speaker Cable Canare 4S11 vs Belden 5000

    I have about a 30 foot distance from my amp to my speakers and want to upgrade my speaker cables (economically). Bluejeans look like a good way to go.

    This is for 2ch, not presently bi-amp'd. My question is which would be better, going with Belden 5000 12 awg (possibly 10 awg) or Canare 4S11 14 awg and parallel the connections. This option would reduce the dc resistance but would it have more reactive impedance?

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    If you wire the 4 conductor Canare 4S11 as a Star-Quad cable it would have:
    Lower DC resistance, Canare = 11AWG, Belden = 12AWG
    Lower self-inductance
    Higher self-capacitance
    Lower (AC) impedance

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    So, are all those desirable traits?
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    The canare is the better wire, get some 14ga single runs and your done. Don't make this any more complicated than it needs be.

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    Life and cable characteristics always have trade-offs.
    In most cases lower DC resistance, lower self-inductance & lower (AC) impedance are good (but maybe not always).
    Higher self-capacitance can be problematic with legacy or boutique amplifiers. (it's not a problem with modern amplifiers)

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