speaker wire?Customer wants us to wire for surround sound. what is the standard type wire for roughing in for speakers?
really it can be any kind of wire you want to use.
I did mention practical considerations in doing it in a code legal way. Pretty sure I also mentioned the class 2 issue.Except the NEC requires it to be listed to be able to run in walls and ceilings. Usually it would be CL2 listed, printed on the jacket.
Many cables sold as speaker wire as well as zip cord, etc. is not allowed to be used to wire buildings. It's not listed for the purppose.
I like this part of the description of this cable.Crutchfield has listed cable for in wall installation for speaker and sound systems. Rated to CL3. Has many varieties available. Also has other components for installation.
AudioQuest SLiP-DB 14/4 In-wall Speaker Cable
First you made me laugh. I wonder though if the twisted pairing could influence the ability of conductance in a way to be "interpreted" as "signal flow" restriction?
Or, if you don't want to get ripped off, this stuff works just as well though it doesn't have the fancy directional arrows:
I assume there is a CL2 or other marking somewhere, even if it does not appear on the label?
Wire size is important, too.
I wire for whole house sound (Sonos systems) sometimes, and the lengths get pretty long.
Last house was approx 75 feet to Master Bed, 65 feet to Master Bath, 75 feet to den, 50 feet to living room and kitchen, 35 feet in basement.
I use 12ga for those long runs, 14ga for everything else. I've never sized according to any charts, but I found this one. It looks about right
oh wow, betcha you can rock the whole hood w/that beast Larry ~RJ~