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Old 26th January 2011, 03:46 AM   #1
eeyore is offline eeyore  Australia
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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?
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Old 26th January 2011, 04:43 AM   #2
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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.)
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Old 26th January 2011, 06:45 AM   #3
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Maybe this link will help.

Big Matt's Audio/Home Theater DIY Speaker Wire Note by Jon Risch
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Old 26th January 2011, 08:12 AM   #4
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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
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Old 26th January 2011, 11:53 AM   #5
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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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