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Topic # 129014 31-Aug-2013 19:16
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Hi all

I've bought some jaycar "medium" 19 x 0.193mm speaker cable to wire up some speakers in our new home

Will go from amp to a pair of ceiling speakers for the TV ( about 10m) and for outdoor speakers ( about 6m)

Speakers will be relatively lower end of line Jensen speakers of about 110w max. 8ohms.

I'm not a home theatre or audio junkie, just want to convey a bit of music and additional sound to these areas. The ceiling speakers for TV are simply so I can hear a bit better where I'm sitting

However- have I gone a bit budget with this cable- what are the implications?

Cheers and thanks.

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  Reply # 887524 31-Aug-2013 19:18
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Use old telephone cable and you could not tell the difference


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  Reply # 887529 31-Aug-2013 19:25
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Sorry, too subtle for me with a glass of red wine in hand- does that mean you think it would be ok?

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  Reply # 887641 31-Aug-2013 23:10
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That's thin cable... over 10 meters...
I go off a chart from one of the interwebs biggest cable cynics, and he recommends an 8ohm cable that runs 10 meters, should be 18awg as a minimum. Of course, gauge is only one measurement to consider. Copper quality also matters, and no, I'm not talking about the bogus '99.9% pure, oxygen free copper' marketing gunk. It's about ensuring you're not buying copper coated aluminium, that stuff oxidizes quicker than you can say "why is the cable turning green, and the volume dropping?"

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