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Speaker Cable Gauge Question

 
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86runner



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:07 am    Post subject: Speaker Cable Gauge Question Reply with quote

Picked up a couple of attenuators recently for use with a couple of my amps and am wondering if 20AWG cable is big enough to be used to run from amp to attenuator? One is my Deluxe Reverb at 22W and the other is my Samamp at 23W max. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'd go for 18 ga minimum, personally.
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86runner



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was waiting for you to chime in! I was really skeptical of the 20 ga anyway. Yep. I'll go bigger. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

86runner wrote:
Yep. I'll go bigger. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's a short run 20 will work just fine.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RandyM wrote:
86runner wrote:
Yep. I'll go bigger. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

car battery jumper cables - Laughing
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jaybones



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always better to have more cable than needed, especially when dealing with a short run from amp to attenuator.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. I ended up getting 16 gauge all the way around. Not worth taking a chance.
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