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Old 11-19-2009   #22
Dr.Venkmann
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Wink Re: Shorten my speaker cables?

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Originally Posted by andytk5 View Post
I have a set of Mirage M3si's that have an excessive length of the fat high dollar speaker cable hooked to them. I was wondering if I should shorten them since 1. I don't need the length and 2. It is just a longer distance for the signal to be sent?
As the electrical signal travels at approximately 81% the speed of light (186,000 miles per second) what do you think cutting a few feet off a speaker cable will accomplish? Test in Magenpan's labs have shown that speaker cables should never be shorter than eight feet to creates the best sonic result. No one knows exactly why that is but if I were you I would not sweat even a twenty foot cable!
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