What's some good speaker wire for a cab?

dB

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What's some good speaker wire for a cab? Doesn't have to be the best, boutique flavor of the month type stuff, but just something good. I just received an Avatar 2x12 and the speaker wire is the same stuff I used to wire my stereo with back in high school. It seems a little cheap.
 

GCDEF

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What's some good speaker wire for a cab? Doesn't have to be the best, boutique flavor of the month type stuff, but just something good. I just received an Avatar 2x12 and the speaker wire is the same stuff I used to wire my stereo with back in high school. It seems a little cheap.
That may be, but there's nothing wrong with it, and you won't hear any difference by changing it.
 

FJTurner

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I just use Radio Shack speaker wire. I read that one cable maker recommended solid copper wire and sugested 14 or 16 gauge romex.
 

rastaman

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I just use Radio Shack speaker wire. I read that one cable maker recommended solid copper wire and sugested 14 or 16 gauge romex.

I was always under the impression the signal flows on the outside of a strand, so the more strands - the more signal.
 

zoooombiex

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I read that one cable maker recommended solid copper wire and sugested 14 or 16 gauge romex.
That's what Two-Rock uses in its cabs. I've read varying things on the skin effect, but regardless, those cabs sound very nice and it's easy cable to work with too.
 

bosstone

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If you use what is commonly referred to as romex, you are bound to have trouble eventually. It uses a cheap grade of impure copper that will work harden and eventually crack with much vibration and movement. Lamp cord is an infinitely better choice.
 

Blue Fin

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Just go with a standard heavy gauge speaker wire . Don't waste money on some kind of "Super" wire.
 

alivegy

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The signal from the amp is strong and the length of wire is very short, it doesn't take anything fancy.
 

Johnson

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I think I am going to try to wire my Orange Cab (4x12 v30) with Van Den Hul speaker wire. I'll let you know how it turns out!
 




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