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I need 4 m ICs but have only 3 + 1. Any thoughts on how a female-to-female connector might fare?
Posted by Zero on January 11, 2007 at 16:49:37:
My goal is to get my equipment rack out from between my speakers altogether, even though I can place it well behind the plane of the speakers. I've got a set of 3 meter interconnects which aren't quite long enough for my needs. A new set of 4 meter ICs aren't in the budget right now, but I do have an additional set of 1 meter interconnects, same make and model, that could be made use of. Anyone tried connecting two sets of interconnects with female to female connectors? Less than ideal perhaps, but passable for now? Or does this completely defeat the purpose of (relatively) high end cables?
Why not try it for myself, you ask? I can, and cheaply enough, but the answer will help me determine where my electrician places outlets for front end gear. I'd like to have a bit more info before locking myself into outlet placement. Options are:
- Outlets all at the front of the room. Obviates the need for any interconnects longer than a meter, which meets short term goal of not buying new interconnects but effectively does away with longer term goal of getting equipment off to the side of the room.
- Amps near speakers, outlets for amps at front of room, outlets for front end gear on the side of the room. Longer ICs required than I currently have. Again, this is my longer term goal - but requires a compromised solution for the short term, in terms of ICs.
- All outlets on the side of the room, amps and front end gear at the side of the room, long runs of cables to speakers. Eh.
Many thanks for any thoughts.
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