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




54 posts

Master Geek


# 100573 13-Apr-2012 17:58
Send private message

Hey guys,

I don't know much at all about speaker wire, but the prices seem to differ pretty significantly depending on where you look. I'm looking for about 30m of speaker wire and only 1m for the sub. Are these ones listed below going to be okay? Do cheap cables like these affect sound?

http://www.tradetech.co.nz/shop/Audio+Parts/Speaker+Cables/CAB50030.html
http://www.tradetech.co.nz/shop/PhilipsSonyThe+Warehouse+Ltd/Sony/1-790-503-51.html

Thanks 

Create new topic
3594 posts

Uber Geek


  # 609054 13-Apr-2012 22:33
Send private message

20 gauge cable is pretty skinny... more what you'd find in a home theatre in a box pack.
I flogged this from the web - quite handy.

Tabulated below are the recommended cable distances (+20%) one should use for various speaker cable gauges and speaker loads.

Speaker Impedance 8 Ohm Load 4 Ohm Load
Wire Gauge Distance (ft)
18 AWG 10 5
16 AWG 20 10
14 AWG 35 18
12 AWG 60 30
10 AWG 100 50


Of course, the amount you want to spend / need to spend will be proportionate to the expense of your system.

Sub cable wise... look for decent shielding first and foremost.



54 posts

Master Geek


  # 609975 16-Apr-2012 12:52
Send private message

I ended up getting 12 gauge but it didn't really fit into the terminals on my Onkyo TX-SR309, should have gone for 16 I think. But oh well, managed to jam most of the strands in

 
 
 
 


3304 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 609978 16-Apr-2012 12:54
Send private message

Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen...

22524 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 610013 16-Apr-2012 13:48
Send private message

In general poking wires in terminals is a disaster without bits not going in.




Richard rich.ms

6970 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 610062 16-Apr-2012 14:58
Send private message

Re DIY,

Sub wise, if you're making your own cable, opt for RG59. The shielding is ideal for the frequency of signal you want to be passing down it. RG6 is shielded for frequencies above the subwoofer range, so offers little protection for your sub bass signal.

Any cable will work for sub signals, it's just how susceptible the signal will be to interference, and how much it will look like the signal you sent when it's received at the subwoofer amplifier.

22524 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 610068 16-Apr-2012 15:11
Send private message

Get the CCTV RG59 not the antenna stuff if you are doing it, CCTV operates down to DC whereas the RF stuff is usually a steel cored copper plated wire to deal with VHF and up.




Richard rich.ms

19 posts

Geek


  # 613142 22-Apr-2012 13:29
Send private message

Check out this site.don't have to read all. Ucan skip to the instructions on how to build yr own cables. Logic is sound.
www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/spkcbl_e.html

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards results
Posted 18-Oct-2019 10:18


Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51



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.