What is the wire guage of your speaker cables?

MC352

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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.
 

RBFC

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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.

Lee
 

DWR

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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.
 

DonH50

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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! :)

I'll never fit in with the cable crowd, ears of clay... - Don
 

audioguy

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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 !!
 

DonH50

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I am sorry, Mark, and I mean this in the most friendly way, but -- I looked at your website again, then re-read your "came to my senses" comment, and just started laughing! :D I think we can all relate. - Don

p.s. Silver solder is a pain, doesn't flow well, takes a lot of heat. Don't ask me how I know this. ;)
 

hifistan

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blind squirrel

I use battery cables, ugly but cheap. Just kidding. I am not a blind squirrel
but still found and married three nuts.
 

Jim Smith

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Re OP, 16 ga Western Electric