Is there a special type of wire that you HAVE to use when wiring speakers. I am working on an extremely small project and need to connect two speakers to the amp. Can I use scavenged wires from USB cables, and does gage of my wires for my 8ohms speakers really matter.
Speaker wiring is of much heavier wire gauge due to the current that they have to carry. USB cables are of much thinner/lighter gauge because they are meant for carrying electrical signals of very low power.
I upgraded my dads 40yr old thorn speakers which belonged to on old vinyl player, had two 25w mids and a tweeter. Gutted the boxes and partitioned the bottom half to house a down firing sub. Top half with a modern mid driver and tweeter.
Inside i used capacitors connected to the positive terminals of each driver to filter the audio range and a coil of wire transistor for the sub.
Jaycar helped me through which capcitors and such to use for each driver inside the box. Low range will blow the tweeter if not filtered.