I'm about to install some outdoor speakers on the far side of my pool (from the house). It's about a 250 foot run from the amp to the speakers. Does anyone have any advice for the proper speaker gauge?
The local Paradigm dealer was recommending 12 or even 9 gauge, which he sells for $4/foot!!! I checked out what an electronics big box store had and the largest they had was 16 gauge. The guy in there told me that with the low resistance and efficencies of modern speakers, you didn't need to go larger than 16 gauge. He said he's been in the home theather design business for 30 years (to give credibility to his statement).
So what does anyone think? Is 16 gauge big enough for a 250 foot cable run?