Speaker Wiring...Best Way is...

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  1. NevaTrustWhitey

    NevaTrustWhitey New Member

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    Alright, I will start off by saying i know a good amount about audio but im not into all the tech. stuff i should be. All i care about is that music sounds good and clear when i push the limits of my system.

    I was wondering if anyone here has wired their home setup with cat 5 cable. If it is good enough to connect millions of computers together, isn't it good enough to use for a home setup? Since there are 8 wires in cat 5, im guessing you can use 1 wire to hook up 4 surround speakers. I know they are using cat 5 in a local radio studio here in dallas and they use it to get feeds from other stations in the same building. Has anyone tried this, or can see a reason why it wouldnt work?
     
  2. LOUDSYSTEM

    LOUDSYSTEM Guest

    the wire gauge its self isnt big enough..
     
  3. 04

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    Ive actually done that. I mean, LOUDSYSTEM says their isnt enough copper, but unless you are running really long lengths it shouldnt matter :p

    4 24awg should be somewhere around 18awg which should be ok. I personally would just run normal speaker wire though...
     
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    :werd: you'd have to run like 100 feet for it to have signal loss, but i too recommend using regular speaker wire. i've used telephone wire before, to make my own rca's.
     
  5. LOUDSYSTEM

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    umm bitches read what he wrote

    im guessing you can use 1 wire to hook up 4 surround speakers

    he wants to use ONE SINGLE LINE FOR FOUR SPEAKERS.. :o so my statement > yours :fawk: if he used one cable per speaker yes thats fine but not one cable for four speakers :o :o :o read my loves read
     
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    it appears that since he knows there are 8 wires, and knows that 8 wires plus 4 speakers = win.
     
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