No. Use the fattest copper wire you have available which is also flexible enough for the application. At the least this will stand a lower chance of being broken. If you are running long distances, fatter is definately better. Any other wire characteristics for audio frequency is nonsense.
:Of course, audiophiles are free to make up their own minds, :without the aid of science or engineering. : Chris Foley : As happens all the time. 8-)
Hmmmn. Vexator is described in latin as "one who distresses, a troubler, harasser, vexer" (Lewis & Short). Does this have meaning?
16 gauge zip cord from the hardware store will do as well as "Monster Cable" for any speaker made for home use.
There is no non-trivial _measurable_ difference between regular copper wire and "oxygen-free" "Monster Cable" for transmitting audio frequency power to speakers, as long as the wire gauges are the same size. This is true using any electronic instrument to make the measurement. And in all true "double-blind" tests (swapping all other components as well as the speaker wire on a random basis) of any significant sample size, there is no "non-measurable" audible difference as determined by "golden ears".
Of course, audiophiles are free to make up their own minds, without the aid of science or engineering. The purpose of listening to music is to obtain a pleasurable experience, which is inherently subjective. Someone's listening experience may be enhanced by the subjective satisfaction of knowing they spent $100+ USD on speaker cables. Then, in fact, the mystical power of conspicuous consumption is an improvement for them. Just don't call it measurable and don't call it science.
Much like an annoying rash that won't go away unless surgically removed. Generally someone who resorts to the "I know you are but what am I" type of reply when they're feeling even slightly threatened. The Vexator being insecure about his manhood usually brags about his car and likes to party with his common loser friends who also don't have girlfriends.
Somebody should just shoot that poor Vexator and put him out of his misery.
Source: StingRay, Mar 28, 2004
I think it's one of those internet games figures. But the OP might know it better, especially as he seems fluent in Latin.
I agree with Chris. Someone on rec.audio.high-end has put a couple of thousand $ up in case you are able to distiguish between a RS-style zip-chord and any high-end cable in a double blind test. This challenge has been up for a couple of years already, but AFAIK nobody even tried yet. Maybe the vexator could train at home already, without girl-friend he should have some time at disposition.
Ban, thank you very much for your technical reply.
My manhood is right, my girlfriend is beautiful.... But your life, what is? I think it's poor, otherwise you would not waste your time to write that bosh! If you've a problem I knon a good psychiatrist!
Thanks very much again and you always help me with your wisdom, and excuse me for my little penis.
Have a good day Ben
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I am always amused when this subject comes up. People seem to forget that the signal, on it's way from amplifier output to speaker, passes not only through, say, 6, 8, 10 feet or so of cable but also passes through many YARDS of plain old 18 gauge enamelled wire in the cross over network coils. The speaker cable is a small percentage of the total wire length in the signal path. Even if, and I stress the word 'if', 'monster' cable were sonically superior, you would never hear the difference.