Front + Centre, Same Length ?


Active Member
As the title says really, Does the Centre and Front speaker cables in a 5.1 Setup need to be the same length ?



Well-known Member
Theoretically, yes.

Will you actually notice if they aren't? Almost certainly not.

As long as you don't have some particularly bizarre combination (2m cables to L and R, 20m cable to C...), you won't notice any difference.


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Would you consider this a bizarre combination:

3.5 m for each main-speaker (L R) cable.
2 m for centre-speaker cable. ie, will I notice a difference if I change the centre-speaker cable to 3.5 m to match the main speakers?



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Not worth the effort for such a small difference in length.

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