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What AWG should I use for the seven channels in a 11'-0" x 17'-0" living area? I'll be useing http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OG6I6A/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_7?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER for the seven channels.

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i have 6 ohm speakers and use 12 feet each of 18 gauge wire. it works perfectly for the short runs in my space. you might try 16 gauge instead. the inexpensive stuff they sell at Lowes or Amazon works every bit as good as Monster cable which costs many more $ than generic cable. its all copper.
mackiemesser answered on December 19, 2012
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A 16 gauge is good for up to 25'. Use 12 gauge for longer length. Make sure the connections are tight or snugged.
Ever. answered on December 19, 2012
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The size of a wire in the pair is measured in AWG units. AWG stands for American Wire Gauge. The AWG system describes the wire diameter and roughly indicates the number of steps required in drawing process during wire manufacture.
Larger wires require less drawing steps, so the AWG number for those wires is smaller. … see more
The size of a wire in the pair is measured in AWG units. AWG stands for American Wire Gauge. The AWG system describes the wire diameter and roughly indicates the number of steps required in drawing process during wire manufacture.
Larger wires require less drawing steps, so the AWG number for those wires is smaller. Smaller wires require more drawing steps, so the AWG number for those wires is larger. Remember: smaller AWG sizes mean larger wire diameters, larger AWG sizes mean smaller wire diameters.
The common wire size used in twisted pairs is 24 AWG, which translates to 0.5 millimeters. Other common AWG sizes and their diameters are shown below:
19 AWG = 0.9 mm (0.0359 in)
22 AWG = 0.64 mm (0.0253 in)
24 AWG = 0.5 mm (0.0201 in)
26 AWG = 0.4 mm (0.0159 in) see less
The size of a wire in the pair is measured in AWG units. AWG stands for American Wire Gauge. The AWG system describes the wire diameter and roughly indicates the number of steps required in drawing process during wire manufacture.
Larger wires require less drawing steps, so the AWG number for those wires is smaller. Smaller wires require more drawing steps, so the AWG number for those wires is larger. Remember: smaller AWG sizes mean larger wire diameters, larger AWG sizes mean smaller wire diameters.
The common wire size used in twisted pairs is 24 AWG, which translates to 0.5 millimeters. Other common AWG sizes and their diameters are shown below:
19 AWG = 0.9 mm (0.0359 in)
22 AWG = 0.64 mm (0.0253 in)
24 AWG = 0.5 mm (0.0201 in)
26 AWG = 0.4 mm (0.0159 in)

Dave answered on December 19, 2012
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I would use 16 AWG for 8 ohm speakers, 14 AWG if your speakers are 4 ohms.
Buckeye911 answered on December 19, 2012
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I always use 12AWG. I just bought 100' from Ebay that I really like because it is red and black. Get yourself some nice banana plugs too and you'll be hooked up sweet. I got those on Ebay too because the price was much better than anywhere else I looked. The items were all located in the US so shipping was fast. Happy … see more I always use 12AWG. I just bought 100' from Ebay that I really like because it is red and black. Get yourself some nice banana plugs too and you'll be hooked up sweet. I got those on Ebay too because the price was much better than anywhere else I looked. The items were all located in the US so shipping was fast. Happy listening! FYI, If you are going to bi-amp your speakers with the TX-NR616 you'll only get a 5.1 surround. see less I always use 12AWG. I just bought 100' from Ebay that I really like because it is red and black. Get yourself some nice banana plugs too and you'll be hooked up sweet. I got those on Ebay too because the price was much better than anywhere else I looked. The items were all located in the US so shipping was fast. Happy listening! FYI, If you are going to bi-amp your speakers with the TX-NR616 you'll only get a 5.1 surround.
WTH answered on December 19, 2012
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What's up Brandon.... I'd go with 12-16 AWG. The larger the speaker is the larger AWG.
Tech Meister answered on December 19, 2012
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The size of a wire in the pair is measured in AWG units. AWG stands for American Wire Gauge. The AWG system describes the wire diameter and roughly indicates the number of steps required in drawing process during wire manufacture.
Larger wires require less drawing steps, so the AWG number for those wires is smaller. … see more
The size of a wire in the pair is measured in AWG units. AWG stands for American Wire Gauge. The AWG system describes the wire diameter and roughly indicates the number of steps required in drawing process during wire manufacture.
Larger wires require less drawing steps, so the AWG number for those wires is smaller. Smaller wires require more drawing steps, so the AWG number for those wires is larger. Remember: smaller AWG sizes mean larger wire diameters, larger AWG sizes mean smaller wire diameters.
The common wire size used in twisted pairs is 24 AWG, which translates to 0.5 millimeters. Other common AWG sizes and their diameters are shown below:
19 AWG = 0.9 mm (0.0359 in)
22 AWG = 0.64 mm (0.0253 in)
24 AWG = 0.5 mm (0.0201 in)
26 AWG = 0.4 mm (0.0159 in)
In general, more channels, the more watts you need, more watts you have, thicker the wire you need.
Not sure if it helps. see less
The size of a wire in the pair is measured in AWG units. AWG stands for American Wire Gauge. The AWG system describes the wire diameter and roughly indicates the number of steps required in drawing process during wire manufacture.
Larger wires require less drawing steps, so the AWG number for those wires is smaller. Smaller wires require more drawing steps, so the AWG number for those wires is larger. Remember: smaller AWG sizes mean larger wire diameters, larger AWG sizes mean smaller wire diameters.
The common wire size used in twisted pairs is 24 AWG, which translates to 0.5 millimeters. Other common AWG sizes and their diameters are shown below:
19 AWG = 0.9 mm (0.0359 in)
22 AWG = 0.64 mm (0.0253 in)
24 AWG = 0.5 mm (0.0201 in)
26 AWG = 0.4 mm (0.0159 in)
In general, more channels, the more watts you need, more watts you have, thicker the wire you need.
Not sure if it helps.

Dave answered on December 19, 2012
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