View Full Version : Length Of Speaker Cable?
09-07-2004, 02:17 PM
Im preparing to rig up my first HC' project.Iv'e bought 15m of cable for my 5 speakers and I want to know if it will matter that the left right and centres will be linked with 1-2 metre cable while the rears having to strech that bit more ;)~;-)~:wink: will be about 4-6 metres long.I only ask because I read somewhere? that all speaker cable should be same length.
Thank's to all who reply.
09-07-2004, 02:28 PM
Theres a whole thread about this topic here
http://www.avtalk.co.uk/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=7083&am (http://www.avtalk.co.uk/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=7083&start=0&rid=2160&SQ=108938 3271) p;start=0&rid=2160&SQ=1089383271
09-07-2004, 03:12 PM
Thank's Austin ;)~;-)~:wink: it would seem with my "cheap" Qed cable it wont make F**K all dif! just have to remember to keep centre-Right-left same length.
10-07-2004, 01:51 PM
just have to remember to keep centre-Right-left same length.
If you can, that's the ideal. The things to avoid are:
1. Running speaker cable parallel to mains power cables.
2. 'Coiling' or running cable back on itself.
Other that that, just keep the front three speaker cables roughly the same length and the back two (or more) cables roughly the same and you'll be fine.
10-07-2004, 03:13 PM
Sorry for asking on someone else's thread, but it's not worth starting a new one just for this question:
Does it make a big difference if your speaker cable is near the power cables?
I've recently moved everything around and my power cables are all near three of my speaker cables (some of it runs under the carpet but some doesn't - I haven't finished tidying it away yet) But my front left speaker cable has to go above the carpet, and is in direct contact with my power cables (all 13 of them!)
I could rearrange it and have my speaker cable going around the back wall. But would this make any difference? Is it dangerous not to? :?~:-?~:???: The speaker cable is pretty cheap (JVC branded, £1.40 a metre or something like that) but well insulated
14-07-2004, 09:45 AM
It is in an ideal world that power and speaker cables are kept well away from each other. In the real world this is rarely, if ever, possible.
The power cables can cause interference to the speaker cables, even with well insulated cables so to cut down on this as much as possible try not to run the 2 cables paralell to each other. The best way is to cross them at right angles to each other and then keep them as far away from each other as possible.
14-07-2004, 10:03 AM
I'm off work today (ill :( ) so I'll spend a few hours moving my wires around so they're not near each other (it shouldn't take too long to do properly)
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