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Old 16th December 2008, 04:28 PM   #1
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Greetings everyone...

I'm in the process of putting together a pair of bi-amped "bookshelf" speakers, and i'll be using 4-pole Speakon terminals on the amps and speakers.

I'm considering using CAT5 cable as speaker wire (cheap, reasonably low capacitance). One strand of cable for the tweeter (coloured wires = "+", whites = "-") and 2 strands for the mid-bass (same "colour-coding")

The question i have is this:

Would making a 3-way braid (like this ) have any negative effects on the signal presented to any of the two drivers (or amps)???
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Old 16th December 2008, 04:48 PM   #2
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Depending on the "density" of your weave, you may increase the length of material needed by up to 40%. Consider if the corresponding increase in resistance may be a factor.
I used the same weave for longer runs through my attic out to patio speakers.
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Length won't be (so big of) a problem, the cables will only have to be 2m / 7ft long, tops. I was fearing something more like interferences between the woofer and the tweeter signals...
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