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08-02-2004, 01:21 PM
Thinking about a redo of my room this year and planning to chase out conduits and run cable for the rears of a 7.1 system.
Thinking about this cable (http://www.studiospares.com/productdetails.asp?pid=53718&cid=2490&gid=5&ctitle =SPEAKER%20CABLE&p=2); sounds effective enough and is certainly cheap!
Anyone any other suggestions for cost-effective cabling for rears?
08-02-2004, 09:04 PM
It would be nice to see the technical specs :(
09-02-2004, 08:11 AM
Yeah, I tried searching for the parent company but couldn't come up with anything.
Any experts care to recommend a suitable inductance/capacitance/resistance for long cable runs? I'd presume the lower the better for resistance but don't know re the other parameters.
09-02-2004, 12:51 PM
Should have low inductance, low capacitance and low resistance (all three in combination). For long runs, you'd be best with a conductor area of at least 2mm≤. There are some links on this thread (http://www.avtalk.co.uk/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=4770&start=0&rid=9&SQ=107633096 2) to some relevant articles and tests.
09-02-2004, 01:02 PM
Thanks mate, good reading!
The cheapo stuff I linked to before has a 3mm square area.
At just over £30 for 50m compared to £125 for 50m of QED bronze I might just take a chance on it.
Better see if there's any Belden stuff available as that seems to be in vogue at the moment!
Which cable did you decide to buy?
28-02-2004, 05:23 PM
Er, actually I decided to buy a Pioneer AX5i and 757Ai instead... :blush: :clap:
28-02-2004, 05:36 PM
Actually I did get some new cable for the rears, I'd forgotten.
Some of B&Q's finest 79 strand heavy gauge speaker wire! Actually it's surprisingly good, I think it was terribly expensive too - around £12 for 25m IIRC.
I might push the boat out to £1/m when I do my room properly! :lol:
I might have to visit B&Q then as i need about 40m for my four surrounds.
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