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Old 25th April 2005, 07:00 AM   #1
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What type of cables do you use for your xover?

I plan to use Kimber 8tc.
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Old 25th April 2005, 07:05 AM   #2
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UTP cat5
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UTP cat5

Those are so tiny. I am not sure they they could handle large current.
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Old 25th April 2005, 07:09 AM   #4
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#20 solid copper hookup wire
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I use multiple cables for more cuerent capability.
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I agree with using 4TC or 8TC. I have also used 14g DH Labs hookup wire in some of my projects. (Teflon insulated silver plated so no corrosion problems.)

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14 or 16 ga high purity stranded copper.
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This is a great thread, I was wondering if people would comment on why they used that particular wire as well??

I'm building my first project and I just used 12 guage OFC stranded speaker king wire from my amps to my speakers, and from the binding posts to the actual drivers themselves.. Also, do you use the same wire in your x-over as you do running to the drivers? or from the amps to the terminals on the speaker?

Also, I used gold plated quick disconnects on the midranges and gold plated ring terminals on the tweeters.. Is this a good solution? Should I have just soldered to the actual speaker drivers?

Thanks for starting this great thread. This forum is such a great resource, I find myself reading it like 10 times a day at work

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This is a great thread, I was wondering if people would comment on why they used that particular wire as well??

I'm building my first project and I just used 12 guage OFC stranded speaker king wire from my amps to my speakers, and from the binding posts to the actual drivers themselves.. Also, do you use the same wire in your x-over as you do running to the drivers? or from the amps to the terminals on the speaker?

Also, I used gold plated quick disconnects on the midranges and gold plated ring terminals on the tweeters.. Is this a good solution? Should I have just soldered to the actual speaker drivers?

Thanks for starting this great thread. This forum is such a great resource, I find myself reading it like 10 times a day at work

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I use the same wire for my xover and also from amp to speaker.
I can't say for sure it makes any difference partly because I did not spend time inverstigate and my HF roll-off on my right ear is more than the left. If you have the same condition, the soundstage tends to favor only one side.
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BEcause the wires are so short inside the loudspeaker really all you want is a current capable, low resistance cable. I doubt you can tell any difference between some esoteric nonsense cable and standard household wiring.

I just use a sensable priced, something around the 1 a meter area for my hook ups. Sometimes using silver plated copper if im feeling like spending a few extra pennies.
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