Islander Posted August 10, 2007 Share Posted August 10, 2007 Thanks for the info spekerfritz, you obviously know your wire. You bring up an interesting question, to me anyway. If you upgrade to higher quality and/or larger gauge speaker cable from the amp to the speakers, shouldn't you upgrade the speakers internal wiring also? I think Chris, popbumper, uses 14 gauge copper wire with his K-stack crossovers which seem to work fine. I have seen 12 gauge Monster Cable on K-horn crosses. Probably tough to solder larger wire onto a circuit board unless you are using connectors? It appears the internal wiring in my speakers, Forte I's and Chorus I's, are 18 gauge? They sound pretty good to me but, maybe I'm missing something? Resistance is measured in ohms (or more likely, small parts of ohms) per foot, so the short lengths in the crossover have less effect than the much longer cables from the amp to the speakers. I don't think electrons back up like a traffic jam when they come to a smaller cable or connection. Even so, I did replace the factory 16 gauge cabinet-entry-to-crossover lead-in cables in my speakers with 12 gauge. It was only 10 inches, but why not minimize bottlenecks if it's easy to? Another point is that the various cables inside the speaker are each carrying only part of the power (to the tweeter only, the woofer only, etc.), while the cables from the amp to the speaker are carrying all the power, so it's logical for them to be larger. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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