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Bending flat speaker cables

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by McBain, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. McBain

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    All,

    We're getting new carpet fitted, and I thought this might be a good time to lay some speaker cable underneath. Unfortunately we have a solid floor, so I'm thinking of getting some flat cable (maybe the ixos self-adhesive) and running it from where I intend to put my rack to the back of the room for surrounds.

    A couple of questions:

    1) Should I just run it straight across the room, or does walking on it damage it?

    2) How do you go about laying flat speaker cable around corners? Does it bend/twist etc?


    I guess if using flat is going to be tricky I'll have to think of something else.


    Cheers,


    Sam R
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  2. wilber

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    if you put the cable under the underlay there shouldn't be a problem if the areas aren't "heavy traffic" zones but for peace of mind, go round the edge of the room. QED's flat cable that I used for my surrounds can be bent without any problems at all so I guess the IXOS stuff will.
     

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