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    What is the wire guage of your speaker cables?

    I am curious what the wire gauge of your speaker cables are -

    Mine are are 10 gauge, and 2 meters long.

    I'll be honest. I have no idea why I need such heavy cables. Did you ever see the wiring inside the speaker, it isn't even close to 10 gauge.
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    8 gauge Purist Audio Venustas. This cable is the first step in their line to go up to the heavier cable and I wanted it for the high current delivery of my Krell amp.

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    You guys are going to love this one. Solid core silver cables 24 gauge, 10 ft length. Clear Day Cables, I am not one to spend a lot on speaker cables and I have used most of the lower cost speaker cables (signal cable both copper and silver, speltz anti cables, straightwire maestro, etc,etc) and the Clear Day cables sound the best to me by a wide margin.

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    Mine are 12 also but I made them DIY. They are 3 feet long now, but I will sell these to someone, and make 22" ones for my system.

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    I believe the JPS Aluminata are 4 ga.
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    12 AWG'ish now, combination of what I had around and Monster Cable I got cheap when I bought a bunch of stuff from a store a few years ago. I found my old Fulton Golds (anyone remember those? what gauge?) but haven't done anything with them (yet). Silver-plated copper, and at $4/ft incredibly expensive back in the 80's!

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    [COLOR="rgb(255, 140, 0)"][/COLOR]My dual run Highwire's are probably 4 ga's ! BUT my Nordost.....well that's another question.

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    Here's what I use to drive my woofers:

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    Shoot Mark, with all that power on tap I was expecting vinyl-dipped rebar!
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    Whatever gauge Blue Jeans Cable puts in their speaker wire for my Dunlavys or for my Catalysts whatever Mark Seaton puts inside the speakers since they are powered speakers!

    I still have some speaker wire that was built by PS Audio (when I believed thicker was better and that speaker wire made a difference) that literally must be 1 inch thick of solid stranded copper !!! Not particularly flexible !!
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