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Wire Gauges Through Time [message #95204] Sun, 06 February 2022 10:31 Go to next message
Kingfish is currently offline  Kingfish
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I'm still a sort of novice when it comes to technicalities, so don't be mean.

If you get speakers that were made in the '60s and want to swap out the wires, can you? Has there been a major difference in gauge sizes and different size gauges on the market through the decades?
Re: Wire Gauges Through Time [message #95206 is a reply to message #95204] Sun, 06 February 2022 10:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Sure! Just get some pure copper stranded speaker wire and solder it in place of the old wire. Use wire that's 18 gauge or larger.
Re: Wire Gauges Through Time [message #95486 is a reply to message #95204] Mon, 04 April 2022 22:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kingfish is currently offline  Kingfish
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18 or larger.......got it. Thank you for that. It's a side project that helps take my mind off other things, and I always did like restoring old things.
Re: Wire Gauges Through Time [message #95579 is a reply to message #95204] Mon, 02 May 2022 13:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Madison is currently offline  Madison
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That's good to know. I've run into projects like this and wasn't sure whether it was a better idea to restore or replace. At least I now know that the wires are replaceable.
Re: Wire Gauges Through Time [message #95581 is a reply to message #95579] Tue, 03 May 2022 06:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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And don't forget. Larger gauge wire means a smaller number. 16 gauge is larger thicker wire than 18, etc.
Re: Wire Gauges Through Time [message #96544 is a reply to message #95581] Tue, 21 March 2023 18:01 Go to previous message
Kingfish is currently offline  Kingfish
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I noticed that years ago, but since my tinkering is part-time, I tend to forget details. I have bought a book though explaining electricity on a basic level, and that's a good reference tool as well.
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