What kind of wire is this?

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baronvonellis

Audioholic
What kind of wire is this? One strand is copper and the other is silver color. I guess aluminum? I got it at home depot since it's supposed to be somewhat flat wire to run underneath a carpet. I need 1 wire to run underneath a carpet from the front of the room to the back, and I live in an apartment so I can't run wires through the wall. And I didn't want it too round to create a bump under my area rug, then part of it goes across my wood floor where I walk so I don't want to trip over a big wire. Should I toss it though, if it is aluminum? Can someone recommend a better wire I could get that can be run under a carpet and is somewhat flat?

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TLS Guy

TLS Guy

Audioholic Slumlord
No, both are copper. One side has a coating so you can keep track of polarity.
 
lovinthehd

lovinthehd

Audioholic Slumlord
Just one wire tinned so you can tell them apart so you can hook your speakers up in phase. Sometimes there's a physical difference in the casing (a ridge vs smooth) to help out, too. I wouldn't worry about it.
 
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baronvonellis

Audioholic
I see. Yea, I like that it's easy to tell the wires apart. Glad it's still copper. I guess I will keep it then.
 

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