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I just installed an Onkyo 7.1 HTIB (HT-S6100 ). I used 12 gauge oxygen-free copper wire for the 2 rear and 2 surround speakers but ran out of wire. When Home Depot did not have the same wire I bought the closest thing they had - a 14 gauge wire that was both copper and a white (aluminum?) color. I used this wire for the subwoofer, center and 2 front speakers. Someone just told me that mixing gauges like this could blow out my speakers. Is this true. For what it's worth, here are some of the system's specs:
- Total System Power 1200W as 8ohms 1kHz 0.9% /Ch - 130W/ch x 7ch
- Subwoofer Power 290W
- THX Certified
- TrueHD, DTS-HD Decoding
- Front Speakers 2-way acoustic suspension, Dual woofer;
- Center Speaker 2-way acoustic suspension, Dual woofer;
- Surround Speakers 2-way acoustic suspension;
- Subwoofer 10" Down Firing
I don't want to rewire but if I have to, I'd rather do it before it damages the system.
Thanks for any advice you can give me.