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Avatar gauge

DrewB

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I have an Avatar G212H that I bought new probably 8 years ago. It had pretty thin wire originally, probably 20-22 gauge. I rewired it with 14-gauge wire, but it didn't make much of a difference. My '83 Marshall 4x12 really benefitted from the 14-gauge rewire. I don't know what Avatar is using these days.
 

Chuck King

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It can be tough to guess from looking at the outside of an insulated wire, and I don't want to cut one of mine to make sure, but I got a couple Avatar 112 cabs last year and I'm pretty sure the wires are beefier than 20 or 22, but I don't know if they're as heavy as 14.
 

steadygarcia

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Just asking because I'm rewiring my 16-ohm Avatar vintage model with a DPDT switch so that I can switch it back and forth between 16 ohm and 4 ohm. I wanted to match the speaker wire I'm adding to the what's already in it. I have to say that the wiring in mine looked to be either 12 or 14 gauge. I had some 14 gauge which I ended up using, and I couldn't quite tell whether the wire in the cabinet was just a hair heavier or not. But I guess even if it was 12-gauge, my using 14 for a couple of additional wires won't make any difference. Thanks for the replies!
 

Chuck King

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And, the downsides of lighter gauge wire become more significant the longer the wire run is. For something within a speaker cabinet (i.e, not longer than a foot or two), lighter gauge wire won't make a difference.
 




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