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Old 26th July 2004, 02:51 PM   #1
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I have a spool of 14g copper/silver nickle steel wire. My question which wire should i connect to + and which to - on my speakers. Or should i forget the combo wire and go get all coper
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Old 26th July 2004, 05:11 PM   #2
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this wire is extra-strength for antennas -- you can get #12 and #14 stranded at Home Depot in the electrical section.
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Old 26th July 2004, 06:16 PM   #3
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that dident make much sence to me...

this is 14g stranded speaker wire... one wire is copper, the other is steel...
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Old 26th July 2004, 06:40 PM   #4
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that dident make much sence to me...

this is 14g stranded speaker wire... one wire is copper, the other is steel...
What makes you think that the silver colored one is steel? Does it say so somewhere on the roll.

My guess is that the silver colored one is tinned copper, not steel.

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that dident make much sence to me...

this is 14g stranded speaker wire... one wire is copper, the other is steel...
sorry, i have an 80 meter dipole made of cupper-steel wire -- as they said in the "blues brothers" -- strong stuff !
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its more than likley tinned copper. in that case does it matter which one i use as + and which as -?
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its more than likley tinned copper. in that case does it matter which one i use as + and which as -?

No, it doesn't. I would use the silver wire as the - conductor, but that's just me. The reason for two colors is so that you can keep the speakers in phase. If you always use the silver as - you have your own default standard then you will not get the phasing messed up.

Ya jackinnj copper clad steel for antennas. I've seen copper wire antennas but they don't last long. The first wind storm gets them most of the time.

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okdokey! thank-you!
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