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Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by tahirti3, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. tahirti3

    tahirti3
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    anyone know if it would be ok to run 1 length of cat 5 over 20metres and then connect to a speaker by dividing the cores into two lots of 4?
    it would be for low level background music from a ceiling speaker.
     
  2. Moosh

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    That is fine.

    The only time distance becomes a real issue with CAT5 is networking. 10BASE-T allows segments of 100 metres (someone correct me if I'm wrong please as it's been a while since I did my CCNA training :)) before you need a repeater/switch/router to boost the signal.
     
  3. BDCSTENG GARETH

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    Indeed you are correct :thumbsup:
     
  4. Knightshade

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    You are correct in the distance/repeater.
    However, you aren't going to have much of a surface area of copper. Better to use 2 runs. One per channel. Some will argue that this isn't enough but for a small ceiling speaker it should work well.
     

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