Is a long cable OK

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Jon Weaver, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. Jon Weaver

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    I just ordered a 3m IXOS sub cable.

    When it came, they charged my for a 3m, but supplied a 9m.. So, it was somewhat of a bargin.

    But, I only need 2m, so I am going to have 7 meters of slack bundled up behind my telly.

    The whole point of doing this was to get a quality, short cable, which would keep an interference to a minimum.

    Should I live with it or get it swapped for a 3m version?

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    I have 5 meters and it is too much, but you never know if you will need to move things around...
     
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    If I buy a 3m cable will you swap :)
     
  4. Jon Weaver

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    Graham,

    Maybe!!

    I know that 9m could be useful.. But I wanted to get a decent Sub cable, so that I could benifit from decent shielding which in turn would cut down on any potential mains hum.

    Now that I have a 9m cable, 7meters of it would end up being coiled up with all of my other cables (including mains) behind my TV.

    This could be the perfect setup for induced mains noise.

    Even though I have a bargin, it might be more trouble than its worth.

    I have already let my supplier know their mistake.. if they don't want to rectify it, I will be in touch.

    All the best

    Jon
     
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    Do you have an option to relocate your sub into a better place in the room? I don't say this as a way of uncoiling your cable, as it would clearly be better to just use a shorter cable. But, does this give you a chance to put the sub somewhere that you hadn't considered up until now, which might actually give better acoustic performance, AND, put it at a distance from other electrical noises?
     
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    Indeed with that kind of length, could he move it to another room. The standing wave of an LFE is quite long, and longer than some rooms. I've considered it but thought it daft, but perhaps not

    can anybody enlighten us?
     
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    It is usually better close to the front speakers, so I don´t think you will ever need 9 meters...
     
  8. Jon Weaver

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    My sub is actually in the perfect place for me...

    Maybe not accoustically, but certainly asthetically... Its hidden away behind my TV and I don't have any plan to move it (there is nowhere else it could go anyway).
     
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    Graham,

    My supplier doesn't have the 3m cable, so I have a choice of either a refund or stick with the 9m.

    I don't want a refund, as I am chuffed with the bargin that I had.. But I don't really want the cable.

    So, if you seriously want to swap it for a 3m version, then please let me know

    All the best

    Jon
     
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    I'll try and find a 3m one and we'll have a chat
     
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    I've had a look on IXOS websits.

    I've found Ixos 1141 Gamma Audition Subwoofer Cable, 3m @ £23.99, and 5m @£27.99 at HifiBitz

    The other is a twisted pair 1081 cable haven't found a price for this yet. As this seems to be the only one available in 9m I assume this is the one you've got.
     
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    Jon,

    I've found a post on another thread by your goodself asking about the 1081 calbe. So I guess its that one then :) And you didn't get it from Dixons :) :)
     
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    Graham,

    I originally bought the cable from Dixons for £20.

    It was listed as a 1081-300 (which means 3m), but on the dixons tag, it showed 5m (Which was clearly wrong)

    Anyway... I never used it and then found the same cable on-line for £9.99.

    But they wanted £5 shipping.

    My colleague was buying a DVD player, so we bought it (and the cable) from them.

    So, I ended up paying £10 for the cable (didn't paying shipping as my colleague payed for that).

    However, they didn't have any 3m, so sent me a 9m one instead.

    To put it in perspective, they charge 9.99 for the 3M (Which they don't have) 14.99 for 5m and 19.99 for 9m.

    Dixons charge 19.99 for 3m, so I wouldn't like to think how much their 9m ones would cost.

    As you say, there is a 1141 cable too. But this is too expensive for me...

    So, I have a 9m un-opened, un-used cable which I need to connect between a sub and amp which are 2m appart.

    Don't go out and buy anything yet.. I am still not sure if my supplier is doing anything about this.

    All I want is a 3m 1081 cable (or 1141 if you really want) :).. If you can find one at a price that suits you, I will gladly swap it for my 9m one (Assuming that my supplier doesn't do anything)

    Drop me a mail at [email protected]

    Cheers
     

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