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Speaker Wire Recommendations for Fisher 400 to Klipsch KG-4

Discussion in 'Fisher' started by Kevin Laman, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. Kevin Laman

    Kevin Laman New Member

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    Could someone recommend which speaker wire to use for my Fisher 400 to Klipsch KG-4 speakers? I just got the Klipsch speakers last night off CL. Near mint condition and super seller. Easy transaction.
     

     

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  2. 432HzBob

    432HzBob Addicted Member

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    14-16 gauge
    I know it's heresy here but I buy bulk speaker wire from a local car stereo shop.
    it's super fine stranded, has a supple rubbery casing, easily identified polarity colors (none of that faint white line on one lead),
    cuts, trims and solders well and lays real easy under throw rugs and corners.
     
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  3. Catmanboo

    Catmanboo AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Not critical , lamp cord works in a pinch. However, the longer the distance, the thicker the cable should be. I like 14 ga, but have commercial 12ga.in living room set-up. If it's free, it's for me, so I used that. Some speaker connectors may not fit anything bigger than 14ga.
     
  4. gadget73

    gadget73 junk junkie Subscriber

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    Wire that is long enough is absolutely critical for proper imaging.
     
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  5. Grenadeslio

    Grenadeslio Super Member

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    Ha ha you said Heresy lol, they're KG-4's.

    All kidding aside, I use OFC in-wall speaker wire for just about all my speakers, it's what I have around for my work so...........

    That said, I do have some 12 awg (better is subjective) wire connecting my Infinitys.
     
  6. Oerets

    Oerets AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Good inexpensive wire, Malibu lighting wire and outside extension cords. They are 16ga and priced right, last 100' for under $20 IIRC.
    I like getting the dark green extension cord. If you look around some I have found them in grey white black along with at least two shades of green. Of course there is orange also.
     

     

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  7. DOBIEGUY

    DOBIEGUY AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Whatever way you go with wire I would recommend terminating them with insulated crimp-on ring connectors at the 400 end.
    The screws are small and the spacing is tight. Ring, not fork connectors will eliminate a possible short.
    Happy listening.
     
  8. Kevin Laman

    Kevin Laman New Member

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    Good idea. I was using the fork ones. Thank you.
     
  9. kbuzz

    kbuzz AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    What size ring connectors do you generally use in fisher equipment?
     
  10. 2526

    2526 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I use Audioquest Type 2 between my 400 and Heresy speakers, mainly because I had a pair of the correct length. Type 4 is my go-to for my other vintage setups.
     
  11. DOBIEGUY

    DOBIEGUY AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    image.jpeg @kbuzz
    I use a ring connector like this.
    For #16-14 AWG and hole for a #6 screw.(The terminal screws are slightly smaller)
    Home Depot has different sizes.
     
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