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No need to ask.

Its written on his diy site a few times in the directions to some projects (where the wire is specified)

For the DIY class A amp: "Use 16-gauge wiring in the power supply and amplifier output connections, while 24-gauge wire is adequate for other connections."

When I was first using the thin magwire I had a carver A500x and then a Pass x-150. I have looked inside the pass and dont recall seeing 12g wire. Maybe it was there but I don't think so and why would Nelson spec 16g for the diy stuff and use something different in his own amps? He doesn't strike me as some one who would do that.

My Parasound A21s are in storage or i would check them out.

And knowing just a bit about how the audiophile marketing teams work, if there were 12g in amps it would be a headline and on the amps specs sheet and everyone would play the gauge game. Maybe I missed it because I took a break but I don't recall amps even talking about the wire gauge in their amps. Or speakers for that matter.

Did you try it yet? Or are you just going to do thought experiments and snipe?

If you have short runs like the op give it a try. And while it has been reported that I somehow think a run of 24g solidcore magwire is optimum, its not, but it is a good start. Geometry and construction play a big part as well. But like I said it replaced my 4tc...

Cut to razor sounding violins

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