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    Just bought my HT setup..what wire do I buy to hook it all up??

    Bought a 5.0 setup, and now I need wire!!! I have NO IDEA what kind I need!! Help!

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    Re: Just bought my HT setup..what wire do I buy to hook it all up??

    Knukonceptz for RCA interconnects.

    For speaker wiring, it's really not critical...you could use simple 14awg stranded zip cord, or something more esoteric...

    I'm partial to Canare 4S11, quality stuff




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    Re: Just bought my HT setup..what wire do I buy to hook it all up??

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJ View Post
    Knukonceptz for RCA interconnects.

    For speaker wiring, it's really not critical...you could use simple 14awg stranded zip cord, or something more esoteric...

    I'm partial to Canare 4S11, quality stuff
    Indeed.....

    You might also look at Coax Digital or Optical Cables for audio from the DVD player to the Receiver...







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    Re: Just bought my HT setup..what wire do I buy to hook it all up??

    I already have an HDMI for my PS3/dvd player to my reciever, and hdmi for my reciever to tv....i just need speaker cables....what are the rca connect things??? Do I need them WITH speaker wire?

    Links would be a GREAT help and I promise to take pics of everything when it's all setup!!



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    Re: Just bought my HT setup..what wire do I buy to hook it all up??

    basically you just need to hook speakers up? I assume they are all seperate and not one of those kits with the amp built into the sub that powers the whole system? If so just get probably some 16awg from walmart




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    Re: Just bought my HT setup..what wire do I buy to hook it all up??

    Does HDMI include the audio as well?

    Honestly, I don't know, I've never owned anything that needed it...

    I'm used to left and right channel analog cables




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    Re: Just bought my HT setup..what wire do I buy to hook it all up??

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJ View Post
    Does HDMI include the audio as well?

    Honestly, I don't know, I've never owned anything that needed it...

    I'm used to left and right channel analog cables
    yes it does and it goes like in in sq

    hdmi>analog 5.1 or 7.1 >optical

    to the op

    just any oxygen free speaker cable will work, i picked up some flat 14 gauge from radio shack 50 feet for $25

    also what you end up getting? any pix?




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    Re: Just bought my HT setup..what wire do I buy to hook it all up??

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJ View Post
    Does HDMI include the audio as well?

    Honestly, I don't know, I've never owned anything that needed it...

    I'm used to left and right channel analog cables
    Yes, it's designed to carry video and audio on one small cable. So because his receiver already has the sound (no need for RCA interconnects) he just needs plain old 12 or 16 gauge speaker wire to run from the receiver to his speakers, at least that's how my dad's fancy pants crap is hooked up




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    Re: Just bought my HT setup..what wire do I buy to hook it all up??

    this is what i got it was not enough for the rears it only reached like 3 feet away from my rears so if i didnt have wire laying around i would of needed another roll so thats something to consider for you

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search




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    Re: Just bought my HT setup..what wire do I buy to hook it all up??

    Quote Originally Posted by 1loudsuv View Post
    yes it does and it goes like in in sq

    hdmi>analog 5.1 or 7.1 >optical

    to the op

    just any oxygen free speaker cable will work, i picked up some flat 14 gauge from radio shack 50 feet for $25

    also what you end up getting? any pix?

    I've had people recommend Digital Coax over optical...







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    Re: Just bought my HT setup..what wire do I buy to hook it all up??

    Is there a better wire where you can just plug it in with rca ends??



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    Re: Just bought my HT setup..what wire do I buy to hook it all up??

    Quote Originally Posted by Pistonsfan70 View Post
    Is there a better wire where you can just plug it in with rca ends??
    huh????
    what are you trying to do?
    hook up speakers with rca cables? or do you mean banana plugs?

    ive been thinking of getting the banana plugs but dunno if their worth it? b&w or anyone else whats your advice on banana plugs? i know they aint cheap though




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    Re: Just bought my HT setup..what wire do I buy to hook it all up??

    I've got Dayton banana plugs on mine...makes things a little easier to move around, and easier to work with in back of amps and such.




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    Re: Just bought my HT setup..what wire do I buy to hook it all up??

    yeah, banana plugs....I will wait for B&Ws opinion though since he is "THE MAN" when it comes to Home Audio advice on here lol



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    Re: Just bought my HT setup..what wire do I buy to hook it all up??

    Pardon me...

    I'll go back to my hole now...




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