What's the most common length for speaker cord?

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  1. stuffedshirt

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    gearitis Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a 3 footer and a 4 footer.
     
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    I like having a slight drip loop, so a foot over what reaches.
     
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    I got myself a 4-footer recently from Mr. LavaMan.
     
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    I like to use a 100 ft cable because I heard it sounds better to have amp and cab separated by a distance.....
     
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    If this isn't a joke, you might want to measure
    the impedance of your 100ft speaker cable.........


    The best possible length for a speaker cable
    is as short as possible.
     
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    mcdes Member of no importance

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    im using a 20ft cable at the moment, and id like to go out to 40ft.

    one of our guys at church uses a 55ft lead, to avoid stage spill over.
     
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    I use a 6ft cable but I also never have the head sitting on the cab.
     
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    The problem with a joke like this is if someone tries it and fries their OT you're not going to take responsibility. Stupid joke plain and simple.
     
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    One thing to consider is that to me at least, an amp sounds better maybe 10-12 feet away rather than very close...
     
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    From amp to cab a 3ft 14 guage cable.
     
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    3 and 6 feet depending on where my cab will be.
     
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    He's asking about SPEAKER cables.

    Answer: as short as possible.
     
  16. Tone_Terrific

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    Long enough to reach the speaker cabinet.

    Heavy Hook-up 16ga 0.40160ohms/100 feet

    Your output transformer should not be in jeopardy.

    16ga 4.016 ohms/1000 ft

    Check it out yourselves. Shorter is better, bigger is better but..... Facts?
     
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    How much resistance does it take to degrade tone? How fat of a gauge do you recommend for like 25'?
     
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    Not goin' down the tone road:nono
    Buy a 25 footer and go at it, what you hear is what you get.
     
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    I command you to reveal your tone secrets! YOu Must!
     
  20. stratzrus

    stratzrus Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B Silver Supporting Member

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    I have three foot and six foot cables and wouldn't consider going past 10 feet.
     

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