Cable and Wire
It will be easier to reconfigure or troubleshoot your system in the future if you
label the cables and wires for their destination or source, rather than which ter-
minal of the SI-275 they are connected to.
The SI-275 connects to your sources via shielded line level audio cables with
RCA phono plugs. Use high quality cables with your Niles amplifier for the low-
est possible noise and best overall performance. Your Niles dealer can recom-
mend the proper cable.
The SI-275 connects to your speakers using 2 conductor speaker wire. For most
applications, we recommend you use 16 or 18 gauge wire. For wiring runs longer
than 80 feet, we recommend 14 gauge wire. The binding posts of the
SI-275 will accommodate up to 12 gauge wire. Larger sizes can be accommodated
by attaching banana plugs to the wire. Note that the binding posts accept dual
banana or single banana connectors.
Wire size is expressed by its AWG (American
Wire Gauge) number. The lower the number, the
larger the wire, i.e. twelve AWG is physically
larger than fourteen AWG.