Posted by oxford on April 14, 2003 at 16:58:47:
In Reply to: ML Theatre/wiring questions posted by Ronald Lee on April 13, 2003 at 13:38:50:
When I converted my 2 channel into HT, I also moved my equipment rack to the rear of my living room. The room is about 16 x 26 but after running the speaker cables up through the attic and back down to the speakers, I ended using 45+ feet of cable per front channel. This was way too long and I losted noticable separation and definition. The better option was to move the rack closer to the front speakers but I decided to move my mono block amp up front instead and try making long interconnects with Belden cable and the Bullet plugs. Since my system does not have balanced inputs, I was afraid of picking up noise so I lay them along the floor trying to keep them as short as possible. This came out sounding MUCH better and I was fortunate that I didn't have a noise problem. Since your equipment is cabable of using balanced lines and ML requires lots of currents, I would highly recommend you placing your mono blocks up front next to your speakers and running the shortest speakers cables possible (there is also a lost of damping factor with long speaker cables). Since you are building a new house, you can still hide these cables in the wall but keep them away from any AC line, etc. Good luck on the new project!
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