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Home Depot 16 gauge speaker wire of a 100 foot spool is only about $30 and is the best way to go.
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post #12 of 12
the single most important aspect of speaker cables RESISTANCE.

once your distances exceed about 10 feet, you should consider speaker wire 16AWG or lower. If you are using a loudspeaker that is rated at 4 ohms, the critical distance becomes abouthalf that. It is really important to use thicker wire for long cable runs, especially when driving a lot of power into low impedance loudspeaker systems.

So for 10ft 18awg 5 ft for 4ohm speakers
20ft 16
35ft 14
60ft 12
100ft 10

For 4ohms like I said its half the distances
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