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The supplied cable is not long enough for me to have them running along the sides of my room etc...

So I am looking to replace the whole lot of cable. About 30m is needed for all 5 speakers to be wired nicely.

I am looking at this stuff:

http://www.clearly-av.co.uk/V515060.html

Is it suitable for the job? It is 2 x 1.50mm.

That is good quality cable am I right?
Edited by The_Rocker - 7/4/08 at 8:00am
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Well guys? I need an opinion before I buy the stuff.
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post #3 of 16
Go for it.
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quality cable is not thickness size of the wires but materials used and how it was woven. But since the 1.5m = 16AWG then its suitable and correct gage to be using for the wattage that z5500's output. sound quality might diminish since you're usin about 30m but not noticeable unless u got some badass ears.
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post #5 of 16
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quality cable is not thickness size of the wires but materials used and how it was woven. But since the 1.5m = 16AWG then its suitable and correct gage to be using for the wattage that z5500's output. sound quality might diminish since you're usin about 30m but not noticeable unless u got some badass ears.
That 30m is divided between 5 speakers lol. The longest single run will be 10m.

It uses Ultra Pure Oxygen Free Copper so I take it that its good stuff?
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How long are the cables for the rear speakers anyways?
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The stock ones?

About 6-8m I think.
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just get the standard cable. oxygen free cables means nothing. you will notice no difference between coat hangers and expensive cables.
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just get the standard cable. oxygen free cables means nothing. you will notice no difference between coat hangers and expensive cables.
Are you sure?

If you are correct then it would save me a fair bit of cash.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
Are you sure?

If you are correct then it would save me a fair bit of cash.
Speaker cable will only have ac current, and 16awg wire will deliver plenty of power over the length you need. unless you are running about 100ft+ you will notice no audible difference in sq or volume. While a o-scope may show you things that your ears don't hear, the z5500 will work just fine on 16awg lamp cord. I would not use coat hanger, but a multi strand count wire even with a decent zink content will be just fine.
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