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Topic # 148654 26-Jun-2014 10:49
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I am just wondering if anyone has any experience with Dynamix 14 AWG speaker cable?
http://dynamix.co.nz/index.html?do=viewproduct&code=CA-1450-2&ID=102542875

I have used their other Dynamix cable in the past (Cat5e/6 and have found it works great) but I am new to Home Theatre so are just wondering if this cable is ok?

Thanks.

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  Reply # 1074880 26-Jun-2014 10:58
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If it's copper twisted wire, it's the same as any other copper twisted wire of the same gauge.  Whether the gauge is enough for your application really depends on your desired run lengths, power, and system impedance.

Edit: here's a handy-dandy... Cable Loss Calculator!



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  Reply # 1074881 26-Jun-2014 11:03
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thanks Ubergeeknz

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  Reply # 1074884 26-Jun-2014 11:07
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I used the 4 core stuff and it seems OK. It's not being used in a critical listening environment. I bought it because it was cheap and I needed a long-ish run.

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  Reply # 1074886 26-Jun-2014 11:07
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Just note that the "gauge" if that's in metric mode is the mm squared figure, not the AWG figure (so for 14 AWG it's 8.5 IIRC)

Also worth a read before the "audiophiles" chip in: http://gizmodo.com/363154/audiophile-deathmatch-monster-cables-vs-a-coat-hanger


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  Reply # 1074913 26-Jun-2014 12:03
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ubergeeknz: Just note that the "gauge" if that's in metric mode is the mm squared figure, not the AWG figure (so for 14 AWG it's 8.5 IIRC)

Also worth a read before the "audiophiles" chip in: http://gizmodo.com/363154/audiophile-deathmatch-monster-cables-vs-a-coat-hanger



IMHO opinion one of the primary consideration for speaker cable is making sure it isn't fragile.  You don't want it cracking or splitting if it gets bent or caught in something.

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  Reply # 1075249 26-Jun-2014 21:01
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Im not sure if it's of any help but this is the speaker cable I bought. 

http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/speaker/

Its thick, and probably OTT for what I need, but I didnt want my speaker cable being the weak link in the set up. I dont think I'll ever have to upgrade the cable either.

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  Reply # 1088110 13-Jul-2014 16:37
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I have that cable, the 14 AWG from Dynamix, and its good, longish runs - about 12-15 m's ( amp is in another room to living room ).  
I was going to use the 16awg for half the price but decided to not be quite so cheap. 

Not that I think I would have noticed the difference. 

We're moving soon so I am about to repeat the experience again and would go the same route. 

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  Reply # 1088204 13-Jul-2014 19:13
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Just remember that buying cable outside the USA based on AWG is chancing it. Check the actual cross sectional conductor area in metric specified.




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