Speaker Cabling Advice

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by superfrank, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. superfrank

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    Hey, I'm going to open this bag of worms again. I am a bit of a novice when it comes to all this home cinema stuff, I have built up over the last 4 months a system which comprises of a Denon AVR3803, 2 x Mission 702e, 2 x Mission 700 & Mission 70c2.

    Now I need to spend some money on cables to make it all work. Now the fronts are simple, 3 x 2 metres. The back ones, one is 5 metres and one is 9 metres. My first question is do I need to buy 9 metres for both?

    My 2nd question is do I spend lots of money on QED cable (which I cant really afford), do I just get cheap Gale cable, or do I buy mains cable from Homebase and do it myself? Or cat 5 cable?

    Im not expecting the missions to be as good as some speakers available on the market today anyway, so I could really do without spending a lot of money on these cables.

    What do you reckon??
     
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    No, Unless you have massively different length runs you won't be able to tell the difference.
    You've pretty much answered your own question here. If you can't afford it don't do it. It's also best to find out now how good the alternatives to expensive cable are rather than blow lots of money and find out a year down the line.
     
  3. superfrank

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    any other opinions? not really sure how i go about making my own cable.....
     
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    Van Damme "Blue", 2x2.5mm2, around £2/m from Maplins and elsewhere. No, you do not need your runs to be of equal length.
     

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