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Reddit mentions of High Performance 14 Gauge Speaker Wire, Oxygen Free Pure Copper - UL Listed Class 2 (50 Feet Spool)
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Reddit mentions: 4
We found 4 Reddit mentions of High Performance 14 Gauge Speaker Wire, Oxygen Free Pure Copper - UL Listed Class 2 (50 Feet Spool). Here are the top ones.
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- HIGH QUALITY 2 Conductor Speaker Wire Flexible Clear PVC Jacket with Red Stripe Polarity Allows for Fast, Easy and Accurate Installations
- 14 AWG, 41 Strands of Pure Copper Wire per Channel Providing Clearity and Undistorted Signals to all Sounds System
- 99.99% Oxygen Free Copper (OFC) Conductors. Compatible with Bare Wire Connectors, Banana Plugs, Spade Tips or Bent Pin Connectors
- UL Safety Certified, NEC 725 Class 2 Rated for Home and Commercial Use
- Sequentially Marked Every Two Feet in Descending Order From the Start of the Reel to the Core
Great gift! Does it have to be Best Buy? You can often do better elsewhere or even better used.
Stereo Receiver or for music and movies/TV, an AV receiver with HDMI connections.
Then add Speaker Wire or Basic and 4 Ways to Strip Wire - wikiHow.
Home Audio Guides: Intro to home stereo systems • Zeos Tutorials, Diagrams and Videos • r/audiophile Guide to Home Audio • Speaker Placement for Stereo Music Listening
Home Theater Guides: r/HTBuyingGuides FAQ • How to Set Up a Basic Home Theater System - Lifewire • How to Set Up Your Home Theater Receiver • Speaker Placement for Home Theater • TV vertically centered at eye level while seated • r/hometheater
And don't be like every other neophyte here and just JAM the speakers super close together on your entertainment unit... you need to get your bookshelves about as far apart from each other, as you are sitting from them... so get some stands too.
These are affordable and adjustable.
I'm sure that amplifier would be fine for driving those speakers. If you want to save some money, Cambridge Audio has factory refurbished/factory warrantied CXA80 for $499 on Ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cambridge-Audio-CXA80-Amplifier-Black-Refurbished/253276587079
You don't need to spend $150 on speaker cables. For speaker wire, you just need 100% oxygen free copper. Something like this https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4BIXDX/ . There is a chart on this page that will tell you what gauge to get based on the impedance rating of your speakers: http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm . It's always OK to get a lower gauge/thicker speaker wire than you need.
You can get banana plugs on Amazon for adding as connectors to the end of the speaker wire. Something like this, although you don't need this many https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CM4A58/
Receiver: Denon X3300 for $600 (huge sale, actually cheaper than getting a refurb model), it does everything you would likely want.
Subwoofer: Get a pretty good one for now, then spend big (sell this one or go dual) once you move. This one is $605 or this one for $550, unless you want to plug the ports to experience sealed ones in a while, the $550 one may be better actually. There is such a thing as too big for a room, not only will a huge monstrusity like the $1000 Rythmik FVX15 will actually sound bad in that small of a room (sound waves bouncing all other the place, that not even room treatment can really help, as the distance is too close) and the soundwaves will travel to neighbors much more easily.
So, let’s call that $1500 total just to account for miscellaneous stuff like speaker wire, banana plugs, subwoofer cable, any applicable tax for any component here, etc.
So, that leaves $2000 for a 2 towers and 1 center.
There are a lot of options (sorted by price, not that that's an indicator of quality):
So, you got some debating to do.
Keep in mind some of these may have tax added on based on where you live and which company I linked to (for instance, I live in Florida, so no tax if I get the HTD's from them as they are in Texas (if I was in Texas them there would be tax), the B&W's are only via BestBuy so there will be tax. That's why I accounted for it a bit at the start.
If you need any help about optimally setting up your speakers and sub in terms of placement, let me know.