Shielded speaker cable - advice or link? - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 12-16-2012, 10:16 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
FidelityIsKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Installing new system in basement. Speaker cables will run both in wall and exposed on unfinished side of one wall. It crosses electic wiring in several places and crossing over them perpendicular, as i've been advised, will not always be possible. So question is should i use shielded cable, and if so can anyone recommend a brand/type? Interested in general speaker cable recommedations also.

Searched the forums and could not find anything but if this has already been well discussed just poing me to the right place. many thanks.

System is Marantz 5007 going to Paradigm in wall SA-30 speakers and in cieling SA-15R's.
FidelityIsKing is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 12-16-2012, 12:15 PM
AVS Special Member
 
JerryLove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 76
I seems extremely unlikely (not impossible, just extremely unlikely) to induce noise that would be audible on an amplified speaker wire.
JerryLove is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 12-16-2012, 01:03 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Bill Fitzmaurice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 9,928
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 1534
Quote:
Originally Posted by FidelityIsKing View Post

So question is should i use shielded cable,.
No. Shielded cable has higher capacitance, and speaker cables don't pick up interference from AC lines anyway.

Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design

The Laws of Physics aren't swayed by opinion.
Bill Fitzmaurice is online now  
post #4 of 4 Old 12-16-2012, 02:04 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
afrogt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 23,243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 245 Post(s)
Liked: 400
If speakers wires will be run in wall you should get CL2 rated wire.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10239&cs_id=1023902&p_id=2820&seq=1&format=2

Afro GT
afrogt is offline  
Reply Speakers

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off