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Old 16th November 2004, 06:40 PM   #1
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What is the best speaker wire to use for connecting the amp to the seperates... I know for home audio, monster is veru good, but i am very unfamiliar with car audio. Also, where can i purchase quality wires without buying 500ft worth. thanks, james
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Old 16th November 2004, 11:30 PM   #2
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Monster cable is also a good name overhere for car-audio purposes.

In Germany, Oelbach is for standard and higher-class use , not sure if this is sold in USA.

AIV "Colorado" is also very common here, as well is MOGAMI cables.

Maybe you wanna take a look at DLS (www.dls.se) , they have some specs on their homepage, too.
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All of us who know of the shoddy business practices that Monster engages in are boycotting the companies products. Please do the same.
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Old 17th November 2004, 01:33 AM   #4
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Any sufficiently thick cable will be ok. Pay attention to the cable size, especially if the cable has to pass through tight spaces. Thick cable insulation is preferred in automotive environment. For short runs of less than 10 feet for speaker wire, I have used ordinary 14 strand automotive cables without any detriment. Cables for tweeters can be even smaller due to the smaller currents involved. Normally, in my car, 18AWG is sufficient for me.
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go to radio shack and get a 50' spool of 16 ga. for $5.
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I used #16 house wiring for my separates. I'm not having any trouble and the SQ is still good.
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Old 21st November 2004, 03:26 PM   #7
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Wire is wire. Dont get hooked up on brands like MONSTER. Radioshack wire is MUch cheaper does the same thing!When running wire for mids/tweets 16/18 awg is fine.
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Old 23rd November 2004, 03:09 PM   #8
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audioquest type4 for speaker cable is good choice,monstercable interlink401xln is enough,801xln is better depht,monster reference2 if your system need good midrange,but cable is tuning for perfectly your system.so please match the cable with your system equipment.

if you just try once,maybe change the cable into cheaper cable is not too much different,but if you try again change to expensive cable,you will hear the different,this need several time trial ..expensive cable have sound very natural and still linearity at every volume level,cheap cable is harsh at high volume.that is one example the different
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waste of money on speaker wire
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