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what is meant by shielded cable for active speakers

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by brendank, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. brendank

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    hi guys,

    just found this forum, i am in the midst of changing from passive speakers to active speakers.

    people keep mentioning that the cable should be well shielded what do they mean by this?

    also can anybody recommend what type of cable i need to get to connect my active speakers to my denon 3802 amp.

    any input or advise would be most appreciated

    thanks:confused: :confused:
     
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    anybody:) :zonked:
     
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    Regular speakers are driven by relatively high voltages and the signal is not amplified on arrival at the speaker. So, any interference on the cables is tiny, compared to the signal.

    Active speakers amplify the signal on arrival. So, any interference on the cable is also amplified. Hence the need for shielded cables. Co-axial cable (the same stuff that you would use for, say, an analog connection between a CD or DVD player and an amplifier is what you need (for exactly the same reasons).
     
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    thanks for the reply nigel,

    just a couple of questions

    can you recommend a particular brand?or will it not make a huge difference
    do you know how much it costs?
    does anybody on the forum sell it?

    :confused: :)
     
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    It's likely that you will be needing some strange/long lengths and/or unusual terminations. I have found http://www.lektropacks.com to be pretty good at custom cabling(although not for this specific purpose).
     

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