# Speaker wire gauge

Do any members know what the "equivalent gauge" would be when you bundle 4 strands of 24 gauge wire together? Thanks!
jimbo2
6 responses
 12-16-2011 12:53am18 gauge. You can calculate that from the resistance numbers in this wire gauge table, by dividing the resistance number for 24 gauge by 4, and looking up the corresponding gauge.Regards,-- Al 12-16-2011 2:55amYou don't even have to calculate since area doubles every 3 steps. 4 wires = 4 x area = 6 steps. 24-6=18. 12-16-2011 4:50am"You don't even have to calculate since area doubles every 3 steps. 4 wires = 4 x area = 6 steps. 24-6=18"An easier way for me to remember is that the change is the same as with dB. Double the number of (same-gage) conductors (power) and the gage number (or deciBels) changes by 3. So 2 24s = 21g., and 2 21s (AKA 2 24s) = 18g.. 12-16-2011 10:38amOr you can calculate by this method:Double the number of speakers in your system.Add your age.Subtract number of cars owned.Add the temperature of your listening room.Subtract the humidity of your listening room.Add your zip code.Subtract your area code.Check Al's link (above) 12-16-2011 12:23pmHere is the simplest calculator I found. http://home.hiwaay.net/~rgs/awgcalculator.htmlNot many brain cells needed for this LOL 12-18-2011 4:48pmI like Xti16's method the best. I thought I favored Audiofeil's, but I don't understand why you have to include your zip code.