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    Default Crossover to driver wire ?'s

    O.K. here it goes... I see(hear) Audiojunkies spending thousands of dollars on super high tech stuff(DAC's, Speaker wires, connectors, etc.) but I see hardly any info or talk about improving the wires from the crossovers to the actual speaker drivers..? WHY..?
    I think this would be a very weak link in the chain. I spend $2000 to get the audio signal to the speaker and let a 10 cent wire carry the signal the rest of the way?
    I open up these old Polks (Monitor 4's, 5's, 7's and 12's)and the wires have to be 22 ga. wires.
    What the hell..?????????

    Please explain....
    Thanks, Jeff...

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    There's plenty of talk of upgrading drivers, mostly from the SL2000 to the RD0-194.

    As for internal wiring, I use Neotech solid core 16-18 ga on the highs, and 14 ga on the lows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    There's plenty of talk of upgrading drivers, mostly from the SL2000 to the RD0-194.

    As for internal wiring, I use Neotech solid core 16-18 ga on the highs, and 14 ga on the lows.
    Copper or Silver? Nevermind...
    Last edited by Jeff Beaird; 10-03-2008 at 10:09 PM. Reason: Nevermind
    Thanks, Jeff...

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    Silver if I'm looking for more highs, and if it's in the budget.
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    I build speakers, so I take this question seriously.

    My speakers are soldered internally. You'll lose signal in the connections more than the wires themselves. Sometimes I'll solder crimp connectors to the wire for the tweeter, but only on a stingy model where the tweeter might blow.

    I tend to go with 14 gauge internally, unless it's a very heavy load(1 ohm subs) or very high power(300+ watts per driver)

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