Originally Posted by jah.volunteer
How long can you run analog (RCA) cables from source to receiver without loosing too much SQ?
Cables from less than a foot long to 100's of feet long can be problematical or operate flawlessly, depending on the circumstance.
The idea that longer cables can cause more problems is correct, but the idea that short cables are never a problem is false. The idea that long cables (e.g. 50 feet or more) always
cause audible sound quality loss is false.
Can I run it 50 ft?
Probably, and without noise pick up or sound quality loss.
But regardless of the cable's length, it is not always a slam dunk.
My best advice is hook it up using quality connectors and cabling, and see what happens.
If you have audible problems, post them and the equipment and setup involved, and we'll try to fix you up. Many of us run audio cables for 100 feet or more, so we know how to do it.