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|10/7/1999 6:30 AM|
|Lord Valve||Re: speaker wire gauge 18awg or 16 awg|
Lord Valve Speaketh:
Well, Stan...I know this isn't what you wanted to hear,
but considering the amount of wire necessary to reach
the speakers in a Twin Reverb, you could probably use
two pieces of coathanger and not hear the difference.
NO, 16 gauge will *not* have more bass and less highs.
The output impedance of your amplifier is so low that
you'd need to use a capacitor in the micro-farad range
to have any audible effect on the high-frequency
performance of the speakers...not to mention which,
typical guitar speakers don't reproduce much of anything
beyond 6 KHz or so. The capacitance of a small piece
of 16- (or 1 gauge speaker wire will be way down in
the pF range, where it can't possibly make any difference.
As for the difference between the two sizes, I use the
Chicken Soup Principle..."it couldn't hoit!" 16-gauge
wire will be more mechanically robust, and less likely
to break or come unsoldered due to vibration. Hair-
splitters may delight in pointing out that 16-gauge
wire will have less resistance (than an equal length
of 18-guage wire) and will therefor transfer a greater
amount of power to the load. While this is true, the
difference in power transfer between these two gauges
in the length we're talking about (around a foot) would
require some fairly sophisticated test equipment just
to detect, and it's a lead-pipe cinch that no-one
would be able to hear it. So sayeth the Lord.
|stan you are a veritable fountain of kno... -- 10/7/1999 2:56 PM|