Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


10 posts

Wannabe Geek

#129014 31-Aug-2013 19:16
Send private message

Hi all

I've bought some jaycar "medium" 19 x 0.193mm speaker cable to wire up some speakers in our new home

Will go from amp to a pair of ceiling speakers for the TV ( about 10m) and for outdoor speakers ( about 6m)

Speakers will be relatively lower end of line Jensen speakers of about 110w max. 8ohms.

I'm not a home theatre or audio junkie, just want to convey a bit of music and additional sound to these areas. The ceiling speakers for TV are simply so I can hear a bit better where I'm sitting

However- have I gone a bit budget with this cable- what are the implications?

Cheers and thanks.

Create new topic

Affiliate link: Secure your Windows, Mac or Android devices with Norton 360.
19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

  #887524 31-Aug-2013 19:18
Send private message

Use old telephone cable and you could not tell the difference

BDFL - Memuneh
68527 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #887528 31-Aug-2013 19:24
Send private message

Moved to correct forum.



These links are referral codes


Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure



10 posts

Wannabe Geek

  #887529 31-Aug-2013 19:25
Send private message

Sorry, too subtle for me with a glass of red wine in hand- does that mean you think it would be ok?

3871 posts

Uber Geek

  #887641 31-Aug-2013 23:10
Send private message

That's thin cable... over 10 meters...
I go off a chart from one of the interwebs biggest cable cynics, and he recommends an 8ohm cable that runs 10 meters, should be 18awg as a minimum. Of course, gauge is only one measurement to consider. Copper quality also matters, and no, I'm not talking about the bogus '99.9% pure, oxygen free copper' marketing gunk. It's about ensuring you're not buying copper coated aluminium, that stuff oxidizes quicker than you can say "why is the cable turning green, and the volume dropping?"

Create new topic

News »

Slingshot offering ugly-modem to help reduce e-waste in New Zealand
Posted 30-Sep-2020 16:01

AWS launches new edge location in New Zealand
Posted 30-Sep-2020 15:35

Amazon introduces new Echo devices
Posted 25-Sep-2020 11:56

Mad Catz introduces new S.T.R.I.K.E. 13 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Posted 25-Sep-2020 11:34

Vodafone NZ upgrades international submarine network
Posted 25-Sep-2020 09:09

Jabra announces wireless noise-cancelling airbuds, upgrade existing model
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:43

Nokia 3.4 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:34

HP announces new HP ENVY laptops aimed at content creators
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:02

Logitech introduce MX Anywhere 3
Posted 21-Sep-2020 21:17

Countdown unveils contactless shopping with new Scan&Go tech
Posted 21-Sep-2020 09:48

HP unveils new innovations for businesses adapting to rapidly evolving workstyles and workforces
Posted 17-Sep-2020 15:36

GoPro launches new HERO9 Black camera
Posted 17-Sep-2020 09:45

Telecommunications industry launches new 5G Facts website
Posted 17-Sep-2020 07:56

New Zealand ranks 3rd in world in GSMA index
Posted 15-Sep-2020 10:13

Trend Micro Security Suite adds web monitoring to prevent identity theft
Posted 14-Sep-2020 15:37

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.