Speaker Wire 16Awg
Posted 30 January 2005 - 10:32 PM
Posted 31 January 2005 - 08:05 AM
presuming the wire is <20m (arbitrary) and not carrying more than say 300WRMS continuous, 16awg is perfectly adequate.
at lower volumes (eg: SQ comps), there'll be NO audible difference. it's cheaper and easier to install too obviously.
do you have the choice? what (esoteric ) wire you talking about?
Posted 31 January 2005 - 08:06 PM
To be frank I don't have any problem running a 16awg cable for my mid bass. But he insist it will be better.
Just want to know is there any opinion on this.
Posted 31 January 2005 - 08:42 PM
Depending on length (total resistance), they will sound the same. The difference (when resistance is significant) isn't necessarily less bass but significant power losses in the power wire, that will result in reductions in damping factor.
If you don't want to wait and willing to pay the extra for the 12 gauge, you may as well get the 12 gauge now...
I assume you aren't running a ridiculous amount of power to each driver (like way over 500w RMS).
Posted 31 January 2005 - 08:48 PM
Posted 31 January 2005 - 09:12 PM
Using my fairly conservative method of selecting wire (so there is little chance of an audible difference), I would normally suggest at least 14 gauge when you have fairly long runs of 6m+.
You may as well use the 12 gauge wire for the 6.5".