Surround Sound Hook-Up Question
January 23, 2013 4:45 PM Subscribe
The house the boyfriend and I bought was already wired for surround sound, however, we don't want the receiver in the spot where the previous owners had it. The wires coming out of wall are too short for where we want it, so we would like to use wire extenders to lengthen them. However, I'm not sure what gauge the wires coming out of the wall are, so I'm not positive they're compatible with our speakers. Is there a way to tell what gauge they are, or is that sort of thing pretty standard? This is our first experience with surround sound, so we're pretty clueless, but trying to educate ourselves.
posted by odayoday to technology (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We received these speakers for Christmas
and they use 16 gauge speaker wire. Is that common enough that we can assume that's what's coming out of our wall?
Also, these extenders
look like exactly what we need, but I can't find any info on what gauge they are, or whether they would be compatible with our system either.
Could anyone more knowledgeable than we are give us some idea of what we're dealing with?