component cable question

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  1. Travis_R

    Travis_R Stunt Coordinator

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    OK quick question, I know for my speaker wire I want all the wire to each speaker to be the length of my longest run, but lets say the longest run is 60 feet. Now for my question, do I have to take into thought the length of my component cables that are going to the projector as a factor due to the length of my speaker wire?
     
  2. John S

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    I'm not with you here.. Component runs all three connections from the saem place to the same place, so more than close enough to the same length to not worry about it.
     
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    ok.......I was kinda wonderin if I explained that wrong

    how do I put this

    now just for this subject lets say I have 100 feet of speaker wire to each speaker so that all sound comes out of each speaker at the same time

    I have 25 feet of the three component cables to my projector, question is, will the sound coming from the speakers be timed correctly with the image displayed, for instance, when I stop hearing Joe Pesci talking, will his mouth still be moving for a split second after I stop hearing him, or vice versa.

    or am I worrying about something really dumb here
     
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    There's no real reason to have all of your speaker cables the same length. Speaker wire length differences will not cause any discernable lip sync delay problems. You will also account for differences in speaker distances in your receiver/processor's speaker delay/distance setup. The speed at which electrons travel from one end of a speaker cable (or interconnect) to another is for all practical purposes instantaneous.

    You actually want to keep each run of speaker wire as short as possible (with reasonable amounts of slack) to reduce resistance and capacitance issues. You also want to keep each run or interconnects (component video, composite video, svideo, analog audio, digital audio, DVI, HDMI, etc...) as short as possible to reduce signal degradation due to these same effects as well as the increased possibility of RF interference.
     
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    thats what I wanted to know........thanks
     

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