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Does wire gauge matter for speaker cable for a home stereo system?

Yes, it matters. It's very important for full-range speakers (ones with deep bass), and much less so for bookshelf satellites. Wire gauge and length affect the damping factor. In simple terms, this ...
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Does wire gauge matter for speaker cable for a home stereo system?

The potential issue with a long run of thin wire is high resistance leading to signal degradation. A typical speaker is rated between 2 and 8 ohms, so as long as the resistance of the wire is small in ...
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Does wire gauge matter for speaker cable for a home stereo system?

Stop by your local home improvement center, electrical supply house, home audio store, or other place that sells wiring and pick up enough "speaker wire" to make the runs you need. Also, ...
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What to do with optical wire after removing my antique Bose sound system

The fiber optic connector is TOSlink which is Plastic fiber optic lit by red LEDs, so it's perfectly safe to ignore, no hazard to it, though if it's lit, that implies that a component you presumably ...
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