Question by Steve Albright posted 18 Jul 2006
| Speaker Wire Gauge|
|How do I determine what the smallest gauge wire is that would be safe/effective for driving an 8-ohm speaker. (i.e., I want to avoid having too small of a wire that it might get hot enough to melt it insulation and become a fire hazard.)|
Answer by Joseph Golan posted 19 Jul 2006
I doubt that you will melt the insulation off from driving an 8 ohm speaker but more importantly is the loss or attenuation due to a small wire size with a long run.
I find the link below to have very useful information and it also has a table which takes into account length vs speaker impedance to help you make a good choice in the proper AWG for the wire.
Joseph Golan, RCDD
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