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Old 21st March 2002, 07:52 AM   #1
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Default power resistor cables in SOZ

Hi,
since i use 6 Dale 50W Resisors instead of one big resistor i have to connect the reistors in parallel with cables.
Due to the heatsinks i have to connect them with about 5 cm cabes between the resistors.
that means : resistor, 5 cm cable, next resistor and so on.

Question:
should i use special/thick cables to get best sound?
Does the 5 cm cables affect the sound?

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Ralf
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Old 22nd March 2002, 07:19 PM   #2
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Not much. Don't worry about it.
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Old 24th March 2002, 10:52 AM   #3
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Look at the amount of current each "resistor" will carry, divide by 6, then select a guage of copper wire which will handle this easily.

For the +/- rails, since all of the resistors (single or multiple) come from these I used copper strap (10x2mm) in a "bus" arrangement. Drilled holes for the resistor lugs to go through and soldered them directly. (this was overkill .... I just happened to have several meters of the strap lying around )

There are so many important things to consider, this just doesn't "rate" ...... as Nelson hints.

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