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Old 22nd January 2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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Question Wiring / Layout question

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is it ok to route the wires, that they are touching the chassis? Or is it better to route wire about 1 cm above chassis? Is there significant (audible) capacitive coupling between the wire touching the chassis?
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Old 22nd January 2009, 06:32 PM   #2
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My wires which are touching (routed along) the chassis are just B+ and ground return wires. Will my amp sound better, if those wires will not be touching the chassis?
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Old 22nd January 2009, 10:32 PM   #3
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is it ok to route the wires, that they are touching the chassis? Or is it better to route wire about 1 cm above chassis? Is there significant (audible) capacitive coupling between the wire touching the chassis?
I say it is perfectly ok to run your wires along ths metal chassis. The filament wires should be twisted and closely hug the chassis away from signal lines. Signal lines, which are usually high impedance, should also be kept short if possible. If you have to cross a filament wire, do it at 90.


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Will my amp sound better, if those wires will not be touching the chassis?
I doubt very much that you will be able to hear any difference. While technically there is some capacitance generated between the wires and chassis, for the most part it is very tiny and can be discounted. Remember, this is audio and not RF or beyond.
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Old 22nd January 2009, 10:53 PM   #4
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I agree with Hollowstate. The only time I think it might matter is if there are ground currents running around the chassis because of multiple earthing points. That might caused induce hum in nearby wiring.
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