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RE: Harbeth Owners: Which Speaker Cables?

Some have mentioned Roger Russell, retired from McIntosh, on speaker wires. Personally, I find large wire a little difficult to work so I have no desire to find 10 gauge cables. So I stick with 12 gauge wire, which is not quite as stiff to work with. It is large enough for my 4 ohm main speakers since the cables are only about 25 feet long. For TV in the family room, I use a few feet of 16 gauge wire for the 4 ohm speakers.

I have linked to Roger Russell's actual article on Speaker Wire, which seems to have been updated and lengthened since I last looked at it. I have linked specifically to the wire table showing recommended maximum lengths of different gauges of speaker wire for speakers of different impedances. However, the entire article is interesting.
"A fool and his money are soon parted." --- Thomas Tusser

Edits: 06/29/17

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