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I have speaker wire already in my walls. Is it okay to use these wires or do I have to use what comes with it.

asked on December 31, 2012

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I install for a living... there is nothing wrong with either way, wire that comes with is rated CMR which is fine for in wall use. Though at 100W 16/2 is the best option.
Dano answered on January 4, 2013
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You can use your own..I did anyways. Just so you know I only had my subwoofer for 2 days. Its been months now and its not fixed. The sub is really crappy. It broke twice. I just bought a energy sub and the system now rocks. Just thought you would like to know.
Raj answered on December 31, 2012
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You can use the wires in the walls. I did not use the wires that came with the speakers. I purchased mine and installed when finishing my basement.
Mr. Fescue answered on December 31, 2012
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I install for a living... there is nothing wrong with either way, wire that comes with is rated CMR which is fine for in wall use. Though at 100W 16/2 is the best option.
Dano answered on January 4, 2013
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I would not use the ones that came with the system. cheap wires. I bought new wires but yes I would use the ones already in your walls
harvey emmons answered on January 1, 2013
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My wiring is not in the walls, but we did have existing wire to the speakers we were replacing and we did use that.
Amazon Customer answered on December 31, 2012
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I use my existing in wall wire setup. Wires provided are not graded for in wall use, FYI.
Lopez answered on December 31, 2012
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Yea its compleatly ohk to use the speaker wire you already have. But I would pay attention to the gage wire the onkyo system can handle. Because if you have to thick of speaker wire it won't fit. Plus this is a 7.1 surround sound system if you don't have the 7 speaker wires in you walls your not getting full listing ex… see more Yea its compleatly ohk to use the speaker wire you already have. But I would pay attention to the gage wire the onkyo system can handle. Because if you have to thick of speaker wire it won't fit. Plus this is a 7.1 surround sound system if you don't have the 7 speaker wires in you walls your not getting full listing experience. see less Yea its compleatly ohk to use the speaker wire you already have. But I would pay attention to the gage wire the onkyo system can handle. Because if you have to thick of speaker wire it won't fit. Plus this is a 7.1 surround sound system if you don't have the 7 speaker wires in you walls your not getting full listing experience.
jimmy farkas answered on December 31, 2012
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we bought new speaker wire because we didn't get any with our system. I would buy more because I think we used 100 feet of speaker wire in the basement, for this system. What you have may not be enough.
Jetoml01 answered on December 31, 2012
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Im sure that the speaker wires in your walls are of better quality than the ones that are supplied with the unit. usually the ones they send with the unit with what you would call starter wires. i always upgrade my wires with at least 16 gauge name brand wires . Such as monster cable.
M. Heilbrun answered on December 31, 2012
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