Thoughts on Balanced Cables

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  1. Dc83

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    All this terminator talk i had to post mine 20180407_164913.jpg 20180407_164859.jpg
     
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  3. CruzBay

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    2 sets of cables have been made, and will ship Monday.

    AS I wrote, my stock was stored about an hour away, any delay was from my wish to not buy anything; particularly when...

    One person is in Texas, the OP in Alabama.

    We shall see!

    Mike
     
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    Ummm, that's speaker wire, which is not shielded, twisted pair, balanced cables.
     
  6. Capt.Willard

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    Exactly, probably just fine for most cases. Even balanced cables are debatable in terms of usefulness. Maybe in some situations.
     

     

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  7. ehoove

    ehoove Old & New - Carpe Diem Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    I run balanced cables from my preamp to my crossovers. Nuetrik connectors/Canare wire. I built these 4 cables which are 26 ft. long to get my crossovers and amps closer to my speakers. I also run Audio Magic Excaliber II balanced cables from my SACD to the preamp.
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    2 sets went out Monday, we'll see how they're received.

    Hey exhippy, want a set? Got a little 9451 left.

    PM, if you would.

    Mike
     
  9. CruzBay

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    I have no fear about running balanced cables long distances, but one thing I've always been curious about is that everyone shields from electromagnetic interference using non-magnetic components; copper or aluminum, generally.

    I'd think that a magnetic metal would act like the shielding on old watches and would make the magnetic interference travel around the signal carrying conductors.
     

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