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In Reply to: RE: Speaker cable length posted by oldmkvi on April 07, 2017 at 10:23:26
I always think longer is better, just because two inches too short down the road.. is useless. three feet too long is usually not a big problem.
Back when I was young and foolish, I would make IC cable which fit, exactly. IDIOT! The first time I had to move stuff around.. Gee, I have to get some more cables.
Anyway, now I universally buy 1.5 meter IC. so they will FIT, forever. I do not care at all they are a little too long. It DOES NOT MATTER in the long run.
Being too damn short though Yes it matters on that day you discover you new setup is screwed due to too short a cable.
Added: one plus is you might want to place the amp to one side, instead of in between. The 9' cables might allow this.
Edits: 04/07/17Follow Ups:
I couldn't agree more. That extra meter might come in handy down the road as mentioned plus that extra meter will not damage sonics in the least. I once was using a 10' pair of AQ Type 4's. Decided to move my tube amp between my speakers for extra ventilation and reterminate one of the 10' runs into 2 - 5' foot runs. Actually ended up liking the sound of the 10' runs better.( amp interface ?) Another lessen learned and fortunately just the cost of another unterminated 10' of AQ Type 4.
The capacitive nature of the longer cable may have worked to tame some other deficiency in the setup. But I've always been of the thought it's better to treat the cause rather than the symptoms.
The cable should have absolutely no sound signature in theory, and keeping it to a minimum length will help to assure this.
and so no extra stress on connections.
Or is it further...?
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