Longer Speaker Cable or Longer run to amp?

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  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 1,141
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    BlueFox wrote: »
    It depends on what 'long' means. The signal going to the speaker is much larger/stronger than the signal on interconnects. So, the speaker signal will have less loss over longer speaker cables than the loss over longer interconnect cables.

    Good to see you post.
    CD Players: Sony CDP-211; Sony DVP-S9000ES; Sony UDP-X800M2 (x2); Cambridge Audio CXC

    DACs: Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC III (x2); Denafrips Ares II (x2)

    Streamers: ROKU (x3); Bluesound Node 2i and Node N130 w/LHY LPS // Receivers: Yamaha RX-V775BT; Yamaha RX-V777

    Preamps: B&K Ref 50; B&K Ref 5 S2; Classe CP-800 MkII; Audio Research SP16L (soon)

    Amps: Niles SI-275; B&K ST125.7; B&K ST125.2; Classe CA-2300; Butler Audio TDB-5150

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  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 1,141
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    Emlyn wrote: »
    A fully balanced tube preamp new is likely to cost at least several thousand dollars. But there are also tube preamps costing more than $10K that don't have XLR connections at all because they don't need them.

    Rogue, Sonic Frontiers (old), PrimaLuna come to mind as offering balanced connections on higher models. Sonic Frontiers products have a habit of breaking and needing to be rebuilt after 20 years or so. Rogue seems to be a solid choice these days for new product.

    Rogue audio RH-5 (approx.$2,500, I think). Will include some b1t*hin’ headphone amp capabilities and remote to boot.

    Looking at one myself as alternative to more expensive RP-5, which doesn’t have balanced connections, btw!
    CD Players: Sony CDP-211; Sony DVP-S9000ES; Sony UDP-X800M2 (x2); Cambridge Audio CXC

    DACs: Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC III (x2); Denafrips Ares II (x2)

    Streamers: ROKU (x3); Bluesound Node 2i and Node N130 w/LHY LPS // Receivers: Yamaha RX-V775BT; Yamaha RX-V777

    Preamps: B&K Ref 50; B&K Ref 5 S2; Classe CP-800 MkII; Audio Research SP16L (soon)

    Amps: Niles SI-275; B&K ST125.7; B&K ST125.2; Classe CA-2300; Butler Audio TDB-5150

    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR55; Focal Chorus 705v; Wharfedale Diamond 10.2; Monitor Audio Silver-1; Def Tech Mythos One (x4)/Mythos Three Center (x2)/Mythos Two pr.; Martin Logan Electromotion ESL; Legacy Audio Victoria/Silverscreen Center; Gallo Acoustics Reference 3.1; SVS SB-1000 Pro; REL HT-1003; B&W ASW610; HifiMan HE400i

    Turntable: Dual 721 Direct-Drive w/Audio Technica AT-VM95e cart

    Cables: Tripp-lite 14ga. PCs, Blue Jeans Cable ICs, Philips PXT1000 ICs; Kimber Kable DV30 coaxial ICs; Canare L-4E6S XLR ICs; Kimber Kable 8PR & 8TC speaker cables.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,665
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    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    It depends on what 'long' means. The signal going to the speaker is much larger/stronger than the signal on interconnects. So, the speaker signal will have less loss over longer speaker cables than the loss over longer interconnect cables.

    Good to see you post.

    You do realize that post was 14 months ago....right?
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 1,141
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    It depends on what 'long' means. The signal going to the speaker is much larger/stronger than the signal on interconnects. So, the speaker signal will have less loss over longer speaker cables than the loss over longer interconnect cables.

    Good to see you post.

    You do realize that post was 14 months ago....right?

    Lol, I do now.

    I guess that’s what can happen when dead posts are resurrected.

    Admittedly, I don’t always look at the dates from the prior poster.

    I’ll leave mine so everyone can have a good laugh. 😎
    CD Players: Sony CDP-211; Sony DVP-S9000ES; Sony UDP-X800M2 (x2); Cambridge Audio CXC

    DACs: Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC III (x2); Denafrips Ares II (x2)

    Streamers: ROKU (x3); Bluesound Node 2i and Node N130 w/LHY LPS // Receivers: Yamaha RX-V775BT; Yamaha RX-V777

    Preamps: B&K Ref 50; B&K Ref 5 S2; Classe CP-800 MkII; Audio Research SP16L (soon)

    Amps: Niles SI-275; B&K ST125.7; B&K ST125.2; Classe CA-2300; Butler Audio TDB-5150

    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR55; Focal Chorus 705v; Wharfedale Diamond 10.2; Monitor Audio Silver-1; Def Tech Mythos One (x4)/Mythos Three Center (x2)/Mythos Two pr.; Martin Logan Electromotion ESL; Legacy Audio Victoria/Silverscreen Center; Gallo Acoustics Reference 3.1; SVS SB-1000 Pro; REL HT-1003; B&W ASW610; HifiMan HE400i

    Turntable: Dual 721 Direct-Drive w/Audio Technica AT-VM95e cart

    Cables: Tripp-lite 14ga. PCs, Blue Jeans Cable ICs, Philips PXT1000 ICs; Kimber Kable DV30 coaxial ICs; Canare L-4E6S XLR ICs; Kimber Kable 8PR & 8TC speaker cables.