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Length of cable ?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by DragonMaster, Mar 24, 2002.

  1. DragonMaster

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    The distance from my AV amp to the left speaker is 6ft
    to the right speaker is 10ft
    can I use a 6ft and a 10ft cable ? or do they both have
    to be the same length ?

    Best Wishes
    DragonMaster@Minbari.Info
     
  2. Timh

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    According to the HI-Fi mag's you should always keep the speaker cable's the same length.
     
  3. mjn

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    its not going to make a difference, when you consider how fast sound travels....especially over 6 and 10 foot
     
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    mjn,

    I agree, and even if there was a difference (presumably the volume level dropping?) you could make adjustments with the amp.

    DragonMaster:

    I have 10 meter (surround right) and 14 meter (surround left) cable runs with no discernible difference in audio levels/qualities.

    Try it, listen, adjust and be content.
     
  5. Darth Vader

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    You won't get volume drops with the length's Dragon Master is talking about, most good quality speaker cable will lose only a few dB's per kilometre!.

    The only other issue is "phase" problems ,where one speaker gets the sound information a fraction before the other(s), this would be a problem if one cable length is really short and the other is really really long. but in these circumstances it should not be a problem.


    Dragon Master.

    I agree with most of the other posts, at the lengths you are talking about you should have no problems using different cable lengths.
     

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