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post #1 of 4 Old 05-19-2013, 07:59 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a Bose Acoustimass-7, with 3 cube arrays & an accoustimass bass module.

It came with 6 20 foot cables, 3 that connect from the my Sony receiver to the bass module & 1 from the bass module to each of the 3 cubes.

I have had the system for quite a while and, although I didn't need 20 feet of cable for each of he connections, I didn't cut it in case I needed it in the future.

Now that I'm doing some rearranging for a new TV I'm wondering if having all this extra wire in a pile hidden behind books on the shelf is having a significant affect on my audio. I could cut the wires to a more reasonable length.

It's fairly heavy wire--similar to lamp cord, so probably my spaghetti pile of wire would not be a problem?

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I'm wondering if having all this extra wire in a pile hidden behind books on the shelf is having a significant affect on my audio.
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It is far better to "have it in a pile" rather than neatly tied up in loops.

The "pretty" loops can (if everything lines up properly) can cause some issues-from hum pickup to HF loss etc.

But the extra length is not going to make enough of a difference that you would notice-so just "pile it up" out of the way.

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[The "pretty" loops can (if everything lines up properly) can cause some issues-from hum pickup to HF loss etc.

Not really, It's virtually impossible to induce hum into such a low impedance circuit...otherwise every speaker, which has a long coil of wire as a voice coil, would hum.
A coil of parallel wires, with current flowing in opposite directions, doesn't make a very good inductor either.
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