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Cables for rear speakers

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Nik1967, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. Nik1967

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    Hi guys,

    My fronts and center speakers (B&W601 & LCR60) are connected to my receiver with 4mm2 thickness cables.The cables for the rear speakers need to travel quite a distance (approx 8- 10 m), so I wanted to know if the same thickness is required or would thinner cables suffice. Don't want to compromise on the quality of sound.
    cheers
    Nik
    P.S Mylo - if you read this - thanks a ton for your tip on fitting the banana plugs to my receiver. Cool :)
     
  2. Knightshade

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    My choice would have to be Cat5 cable over that distance. Certainly wouldn't be any compromise on quality.
     
  3. Nik1967

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    Are those the same cables used to connect computer hardware??!! or are they some special make of speaker cables??!!
     
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    you mean UTP cat 5 ?! but thats network cable ....
     
  5. Nik1967

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    thats the only one i heard of :blush: where do i get the cables you mention?
     
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    Exactly the same stuff. Bottom line is it's good enough to carry data with no loss over 100m so it's good enough for audio. You need to do a bit more to it than just run it around the room. Basically you use 3 cat5 cables and braid them together. Tough work on your fingers but worth it. PM if you want more details.
     

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