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cat 5 or 1mm 4 core flex

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by sparkrite, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. sparkrite

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    Hi Guys,Just about ready to start cabling my room up.
    room dims 4.5m x 3m
    canton cd1 system
    yama 650 amp

    Front run..8m
    rears run...5m

    Which type of cable would I be better off using?
    any help gratefully recieved

    Cheers , Mike
     
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    Cat5 would be harder work but would no doubt give the better results.
     
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    Also worth noting that you'd be better off with 1.5mm^2 or greater cross section if you decide to go the mains lead route. :)

    This is my 3000th post and even seems to be vaguely helpful, a far cry from the early days when I was allowed to designate myself as "EvilMember". :eek: :suicide:
     
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    Might be worth getting hold of a couple of metres of each and try ing them out first. As Knightshade said the cat5 would almost certainly be better but its down to whether it makes enough of a difference to you to make the extra effort worth it.
     
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    May I ask why/how?
     
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    To do it right requires braiding, general concensus from us DIY cable fans is that CAT5 gives a generally more dynamic and detailed presentation than twin and earth mains cable.
    From previous conversations with you I understand you'll want technical details etc. However, beyond what I have said in other threads, I can offer no more apart from the fact that it works very well and doesn't cost the earth. Excuse the pun.....
     
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    Many Thanks for the reply's,
    I've decided to go the cat5 (lsf) route,
    Cheers , Mike :thumbsup:
     
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    Didn't actually notice it was you. :)

    I don't doubt that it works, but I doubt the statement about the 'generally more dynamic and detailed presentation'. In my experience, same material and cross-section assumed, different type of cables sounds very much the same.

    Anyhow, everyone is entitled to his/her opinion. :cool:
     

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