Wire Length



I am a real AV novice and need some help.

How important is it to keep the length of the speaker cables the same length?

I am just laying a wooden floor which will allow me to run the flat cable under it and reduce the length of the cable to the rear speakers to about 14'. Do I really need to have the same length to my front 3 speakers, as I really want to loose all the wires and having an extra 30'+ of cable is a pain. Any help much appreciated.

The speakers are 2 x Kef Q55.2, 1 x Q95c & 2 x Q15.2 all run through an Onkyo receiver.


Ian J

It isn't necessary and most people don't have the same lengths to all five speakers anyway.

I have longer runs of a different cable to my rear speakers than the main pair and whilst I use the same cable for the front three, the centre speaker has a much shorter length.


Wouldn't worry too much about it. I have 10m running to each of my rears, 2.5m to each of my fronts and 1.5m to my centre and everything sounds fine to me.

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