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eeyore 26th January 2011 04:46 AM

Question about speaker wiring
My tube amp outputs around 8W RMS. Do you think a 4 core solid 24 AWG silver wire be suitable? Each strand can take around 3.5A (according to so each pole can take 7A. I think that is okay, any thoughts? Should I go to 8 strand instead?

cbdb 26th January 2011 05:43 AM

Its not the amperage rating thats important its the impedance. And asking about speaker wire on this site may only confuse. (look up the "does speaker wire make a difference" thread if you have a few weeks to waste.)

gootee 26th January 2011 07:45 AM

Maybe this link will help.

Big Matt's Audio/Home Theater DIY Speaker Wire Note by Jon Risch

madtecchy 26th January 2011 09:12 AM

That cable will take 8 Watts rms no problem.
As to how it sounds ????? Have you tried cat5/6 ethernet cable i have tried this
and still use as im very happy with i know others have and they like it too.
Regards Mad Mark

eeyore 26th January 2011 12:53 PM

Yeah currently using Cat5e cables and they do sound good. They are 24awg as 4 twisted pairs. Just looking for something to try out. I am not looking for what sounds better, but asking if it was safe and possible to use 2 pairs of 24 awg for a 8wrms amp.

My main thought was using a cotton sleeve solid conductor cable.

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