Do I need shielded wiring???

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  1. Brad Newton

    Brad Newton Second Unit

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    hook up my speakers. I want to run the wires to the back surronds underneath the floor and then up thru the floor. I am wondering if the electrical wiring, furnace vents, etc will cause any type of interference.
     
  2. John Garcia

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    I would use wire identified as "in wall" for this type of install. Do not run the wires along with power wires for any distance, nothing else should cause interference. Check your local building codes just in case, eventhough these are not power lines.
     
  3. RandyKudor

    RandyKudor Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi,

    Speaker wire labelled as CL-3 is suitable for inwall wiring. It is not so much as a shielding issue as it is for the strength and type of dialetric (insulation) around the strands of wire. Wouldn't want the insulation rubbing against a metal jbox overtime and thus exposing raw wire which could possibly ignite an eletrical fire under the perfect conditions.

    Speaker wire does not need isolation from outside interferences like RF or AC hum.
     

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