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Old 6th November 2014, 10:09 PM   #1
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So I understand that the AC power cables should be twisted together.
But what about the inputs coming from RCA plugs and speakers outs?

Do I need to keep them both away from power cables inside the amplifier??

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Old 6th November 2014, 10:11 PM   #2
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I'll give credit where credit is due. I learnt from Scott17 (on here) to route my audio lines close to the chassis and hug the wall of it, if the preamp circuit is at the front of the chassis then it should be routed like this to meet it there.

The power lines then should be correspondingly on the opposite side at which the low line level cables are routed.

So if you have a rectangular case, the power cables are on the left and the audio lines are on the right. and both hug the walls.

He used those little white clip things with glue on one side and a clip on the other to hold the cables up against the wall.
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Old 7th November 2014, 12:28 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Sounduser
But what about the inputs coming from RCA plugs and speakers outs?
Inputs should be screened or twisted, depending on whether you expect the main problem to come from electric fields or magnetic fields. In either case, keep well away from power wiring. Routing in chassis corners is good.
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