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    Difference between Speaker and Power wires

    Is the only difference wire count...? Or is it actual wire content's quality?
    And even still, don't speakers just work by a series of electromagnetic pulses which pushes the cone up and down disrupting the air thus creating sound waves... and if this is true, why does the quality of the wire matter if it's just reactions to electrical currents?



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    Re: Difference between Speaker and Power wires

    ???? Power wire must be much larger than speaker wire?

    Or do you mean extension cord wires vs speaker wire. If that one, nothing but the casing. I have used cheap extension cords as speaker wire when low on cash, wire is wire.



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    Re: Difference between Speaker and Power wires

    Quote Originally Posted by budget76 View Post
    ???? Power wire must be much larger than speaker wire?

    Or do you mean extension cord wires vs speaker wire. If that one, nothing but the casing. I have used cheap extension cords as speaker wire when low on cash, wire is wire.
    Obviously. But there's 10AWG speaker wire and 10 AWG power wire, If I'm not mistaken.



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    Re: Difference between Speaker and Power wires

    good question. ive wondered this myself



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    Re: Difference between Speaker and Power wires

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisw91 View Post
    good question. ive wondered this myself
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    Re: Difference between Speaker and Power wires

    maybe speaker wire is "different" than power wire because speaker wire is basically 2 wires while power wire is only 1 wire.. instead of having to run two power tires, you just need to run one speaker wire to get the same result

    or something, idk, im tired and doing a stupid paper on stupid england and their retarded kings/queens




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    Re: Difference between Speaker and Power wires

    Quote Originally Posted by redfred18t View Post
    maybe speaker wire is "different" than power wire because speaker wire is basically 2 wires while power wire is only 1 wire.. instead of having to run two power tires, you just need to run one speaker wire to get the same result

    or something, idk, im tired and doing a stupid paper on stupid england and their retarded kings/queens
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    there is no real difference. People refer to speaker wire as a wire with a positive and a negative in the same casing.



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    Re: Difference between Speaker and Power wires

    then again, it owuld be nice to have huge guage "speaker" wire for ease of running power and ground wires



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    Re: Difference between Speaker and Power wires

    Common 18 gauge lamp cord, called Zip cord, is also sold as speaker wire. They are the same.

    Wires come in many sizes, thread counts and jacket types, but copper is copper. "Quality" of the wire has more to do with specialized features like corrosion resistance, silver content, flexibilty, jacket resistence to chemicals/heat/abrasion, ease of use, cost, etc.
    Mostly when talking about wire the most important features are thickness, strands, number of conductors, corrosion resistance and jacket type. Everything else is window dressing.
    Signal cable can get a little more complicated when you start adding in shields, grounds, strain relief, colors, number of conductors, etc.



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    Re: Difference between Speaker and Power wires




    10 gaUGE power ^^

    10 gauge speaker v v




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    Re: Difference between Speaker and Power wires

    Arrite, Arrite. Just seeing if there was a difference in quality.



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    Re: Difference between Speaker and Power wires

    i use 8 awg power wire for my subs



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    Re: Difference between Speaker and Power wires

    Same here 8ga power = ****** speaker wire



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    Re: Difference between Speaker and Power wires

    there is a difference between them that someone forgot to add. the $$$ hahahah! has anyone tried pure silver wires for sq? sound clarity is excellent. ask some who has DMM and same length of speaker and power wire. then test its resistance. there should be a difference. less resistance=sound clarity



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    Re: Difference between Speaker and Power wires

    wow this has been a learning session today. i likey!



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