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Which Cables I can group, but minimize potential noise impact to audio.

I want to group types of cables together for my rack and wondering what I can into one batch so that it's cleaner. Ideally I group them up and put it on the left or right. but I certainly do not want them to interfere with my audio cables.
I have the following cables:
1. Power
2. Ethernet
3. Speaker Audio Cables
4. RCA Audio cables
5. Amp DC trigger cable
6. HDMI

Is power the only cable I should not group with audio? If I have power on one side of the rack, could I assume that all the other cables should go to the other side?
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When I was installing pro audio system many years ago, our system designers typically wanted us to run power on one side, signal on the other, and speaker-level down the center.

That said, there won’t be an issue running speaker-level with signal as long as your signal cabling has a good shield (that’s what it’s for). Thus, you should be fine as long as you’re using decent–quality cables.

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I group power in with speaker and network cables and have never heard any interference (in over 20 years).


Try it. If you don't have a problem stick with it.


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