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    Default IN WALL speaker cable vs regular speaker cable

    I see a lot of ads for "In Wall" rated speaker cable, and I see plenty of ads for speaker cable that's not rated for in wall use. I ordered some of the in wall stuff, and it doesn't seem much different to regular speaker wire, why the difference?

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    Insulation construction/rating is different, and most in wall cable is physically stronger to withstand pulling through ceilings/walls

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    For the most part, it's advertising hype. "In-wall" stuff might be double insulated with flame resistant outer jacket, might have a pest repelling agent in it. I've seen "flame retardant" insulation melt in an instant and I've seen cables with the repellent chewed by rodents. A lot of other twin cables used have similar insulation to the regular clear speaker cables and are commonly used for long cable runs and last for decades without issue. There's no legal requirement to use one or the other. I'd say choose whatever speaker cable you want to use.

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