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    hello

    i have a question, for wiring speakers a thicker wire for the speakers is better than thiiner speaker wires?

    i have the question because i do not know if a thicker cable would ensure to me a better sound quality or more detail on music and movies or just do not matter if the wire is thicker or not.

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    Worst title ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    Worst title ever.
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    the thicker the better?...That's what she said

    The answer is most cases is yes. 14awg speaker cable usually performs better that 18awg lamp cord.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
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    My wife keeps telling me I have a "thick" head....somehow I don't think she's insinuating that's "better".

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    Hey Fred welcome to CP. A good quality 14ga wire will suffice a lot of speaker connections. Quality being the keyword here. If you are trying to upgrade there are a lot of threads on the forum about just this subject. Get your read on. But as was stated earlier don't use lamp cord. Again welcome and good luck.
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    have my reservations because i tried with those cables that are way thin and just i find that do not get the same clarity and when use a thick cable i find too much bass over bookshelfs so can blame to the wire or to the speaker .

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    It's not all about thickness but quality counts as well. Can't believe I just said that....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    my wife keeps telling me i have a "thick" head....somehow i don't think she's insinuating that's "better".
    lol!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken brydson View Post
    It's not all about thickness but quality counts as well. Can't believe I just said that....
    I see where *you* are coming from Ken.....
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1312DN View Post
    when use a thick cable i find too much bass over bookshelfs so can blame to the wire or to the speaker .
    If bass is overly prominent, you can reduce it by repositioning the speakers. Moving them away from walls and corners out into the open will reduce bass and vice-versa when you move them in the opposite direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halo71 View Post
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    over by the tree stumps (Redwood that is)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1312DN View Post
    hello

    i have a question, for wiring speakers a thicker wire for the speakers is better than thiiner speaker wires?

    i have the question because i do not know if a thicker cable would ensure to me a better sound quality or more detail on music and movies or just do not matter if the wire is thicker or not.

    best regards
    Frank
    Only if you are trying to impress someone. Educate yourself: http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm#reviewdares

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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo View Post
    Only if you are trying to impress someone. Educate yourself: http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm#reviewdares
    Buh bye now clown. Why are you even here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo View Post
    Only if you are trying to impress someone. Educate yourself: http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm#reviewdares
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    Come on guys, he's obviously trying to start an obligatory "wire war"........ Must resist.........
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion."

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    Quote Originally Posted by headrott View Post
    Come on guys, he's obviously trying to start an obligatory "wire war"........ Must resist.........
    That's why I said Buh Bye. No fun in a battle of wits with an unarmed man....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken brydson View Post
    That's why I said Buh Bye. No fun in a battle of wits with an unarmed man....
    Gotcha Ken. In the words of the the Storm Troopers on Star Wars........"Move Along......Move Along".........
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion."

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    Quote Originally Posted by headrott View Post
    Gotcha Ken. In the words of the the Storm Troopers on Star Wars........"Move Along......Move Along".........
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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo View Post
    Educate yourself
    What a novel idea. So, when are you actually going to try some high quality cables for yourself???
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    Just use 10 gauge. Or 12. That what I do. They look the best��

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    Rat Shack carries all you'll ever need. Don't worry, there won't be a rush for their stock... you don't have to run, just walk.
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    They have started carrying some nice 12 guage but you can do better for $50 a roll of 50 feet

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    Rat Shack carries all you'll ever need. Don't worry, there won't be a rush for their stock... you don't have to run, just walk.
    I don't know about that. Recently, I heard the Radio shack is closing stores and, perhaps, going out of business.

    Maybe you should grab whatever you want there while they're still in business.

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    I went to advance auto and picked up 100 foot of 12g for 20.00....is it any better? don't know

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    Quote Originally Posted by outofhand View Post
    I went to advance auto and picked up 100 foot of 12g for 20.00....is it any better? don't know
    You get what you pay for. Hope it works out for you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken brydson View Post
    You get what you pay for. Hope it works out for you...
    Thought this was cool. You can actually audition different interconnects and speaker wires, and decide in your home, with your equipment, whether or not the cost is justified. Surprised I hadn't seen this sooner.
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