Length of interconnects?

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  1. Darren Lewis

    Darren Lewis Supporting Actor

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    Is there a recommended maximum length of interconnects? I'm moving my audio and video sources to separate cabinets - not enough room in the TV stand for everything. The audio sources still need to be connected to the receiver, but the interconnects will need to be about two to three metres in length.
     
  2. Ted Lee

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    i don't think 3m lengths are too long. as long as you used a decent quality cable, you'd be okay.
     
  3. Bob McElfresh

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    If you go to the Canare or Belden web sites and look at their numbers, you will see that they show test results pushing signals down 100 feet (~30 meters) of coax. 3 meters is a trival challenge.

    If you have a choice, it's better to go with short video cables, longer audio cables, long subwoofer and coaxial-digital cables.
     
  4. Darren Lewis

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    I'm keeping my video sources (DVD, TIVO, VHS) under the TV in the stand (see my website for some pics - a bit out of date now), and moving my audio sources to a rack in the corner. The video leads are SCART so are only about 1.5m max.
    The receiver will sit under the TV and the interconnects from the audio will run across to it.
    Only thing I'm thinking will be a problem is the turntable. I've not really used it much, but don't want to get rid of it. The interconnects on that are fixed, so I'd have to get an extension adaptor. Not sure if the phone stage on the receiver is that good (Sony STR-DB940) so might need to get a cheap phono pre-amp.
     

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