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SOAD 09-05-07 02:47 PM

Upgrading speaker wire
 
Hi guys ^^

I have recently decided to extend the length of my speaker cables. In town today I saw some wire for sale and purchased without question. :headexplode:

Is the wire thick enough etc? Will there be to much noise???

cheers

Standard wire
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...resspeaker.jpg

New stuff
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...sspeakenew.jpg



Speakers in question are the Creative Gigawork G500 5.1 THX

cheers ;)

SOAD 09-05-07 02:52 PM

Re: Upgrading speaker wire
 
Also, does anyone have a good link for the placement of 5.1 speakers?

Room is shaped triangular at the top and is around 3 meteres by 6 meters long.

It will hopefully be focused for one person

cheers

Gnaddel 09-05-07 03:31 PM

Re: Upgrading speaker wire
 
Hi,

You can get some information using this java applet

Is the thickness of the cable listed on the bill?

SOAD 09-05-07 03:35 PM

Re: Upgrading speaker wire
 
lol! To complicated for me :o

evilghost 09-05-07 03:37 PM

Re: Upgrading speaker wire
 
Believe it or not coax is the best to run.

SOAD 09-05-07 03:37 PM

Re: Upgrading speaker wire
 
the original stuff is un doubtly thicker stuff, and is comprised of loads of strands.

This one is thinner and is one solid stand.


will this stuff be ok?

SOAD 09-05-07 03:38 PM

Re: Upgrading speaker wire
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by evilghost
Believe it or not coax is the best to run.


coax????

Im really sorry :o

Im a total and utter n00b

evilghost 09-05-07 03:43 PM

Re: Upgrading speaker wire
 
Coaxial cable, mostly due to it's RF suppression qualities.

http://www.radioinc.com/oscmax/catal...Coax-cable.jpg

Something like RG-58 would be ideal.

SOAD 09-05-07 04:19 PM

Re: Upgrading speaker wire
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by evilghost
Coaxial cable, mostly due to it's RF suppression qualities.

http://www.radioinc.com/oscmax/catal...Coax-cable.jpg

Something like RG-58 would be ideal.


:o


Damn! That impressive looking stuff lol


Might have to look into it.


Im also looking for some stuff to throw under the floorboards. The bass vibrations go through the entire house :(

evilghost 09-05-07 05:04 PM

Re: Upgrading speaker wire
 
In the pic is higher quality stuff, it's using copper braids with a copper core instead of aluminum.

Gnaddel 09-05-07 05:18 PM

Re: Upgrading speaker wire
 
@ Evilghost

Keep in mind that he wants wires for a Gigawork G500 5.1 THX. I don't think that it's very adequate to use high quality cables for a pc-set.

To give a rough hint on wire diameters:

<10m --> 1,5mm˛
<20m --> 2,5mm˛
>20m --> 4mm˛

Also, don't get crazy about the wires. Make sure you don spin them around a power cable or similar conductors. How long will the cables be?

evilghost 09-05-07 05:49 PM

Re: Upgrading speaker wire
 
RG-58 is pretty cheap here in the US, likely cheaper than decent grade speaker wire. Copper's gone up by a ton, he may be able to get away with aluminum core/shielding and still have good audio fidelity.


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