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3 minutes ago, Gnote said:

I can count to 21 :D   well actually 20 1/2 :angry:

Remember ... as @jimjimbo stated, this is a "family forum." Won't even touch the 20 1/2 comment. :) 

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1 hour ago, Harleywood said:

Cut to fit placement of each speaker or both channels cut to same length? Due to room layout I'll have one speaker about 6 feet from amp and the other about 12 feet. I've got my cables cut now at 15 feet each. I often like to move my speakers around as well so are there any advantages to cutting the wires to the exact length you need like signal degradation over a longer wire and such? 

 

McIntosh recommends keeping the cable lengths equal. Here is the recommendation for cable size at 8 ohms: 25 feet = 14AWG, 50 feet=12AWG, 100 feet=10AWG. Don't think you will need 8 or 12AWG at 15 feet. 

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1 minute ago, oldtimer said:

More than 20 is a witch

Hi oldtimer,

20 ... 21 ... 20 1/2. Which reminds me of your quote "in the spring we'd make meat helmets." Googled "meat helmets" and was mightily surprised :) 

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I can't believe you people are worried about signal loss due to excessive speaker wire length.

 

That's not important; I'd be concerned about time delay differences...:rolleyes:

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29 minutes ago, Peter P. said:

time delay differences

In wifi/remote yes. In a cable, a signal would traverse five times the earth's circumference in about a second - or less than a nanosecond (1/1000,000,000 sec) in a speaker cable. My ears aren't that good :) 

Cheers, Emile

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{\displaystyle \quad v={\sqrt {\frac {2\omega }{\sigma \mu }}}={\sqrt {\frac {4\pi }{\sigma _{c}\mu _{0}}}}{\sqrt {\frac {f}{\sigma _{r}\mu _{r}}}}\approx \left(0.41{\frac {\mathsf {m}}{\mathsf {s}}}\right){\sqrt {\frac {f}{\sigma _{r}\mu _{r}}}}}

 

Posted especially for @oldtimer . This was one of my toilet paper degrees. :)  

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10 minutes ago, Emile said:

{\displaystyle \quad v={\sqrt {\frac {2\omega }{\sigma \mu }}}={\sqrt {\frac {4\pi }{\sigma _{c}\mu _{0}}}}{\sqrt {\frac {f}{\sigma _{r}\mu _{r}}}}\approx \left(0.41{\frac {\mathsf {m}}{\mathsf {s}}}\right){\sqrt {\frac {f}{\sigma _{r}\mu _{r}}}}}

 

Posted especially for @oldtimer . This was one of my toilet paper degrees. :)  

OT is looking for his calculator.

 

220....221.whatever it takes!

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2 minutes ago, Ceptorman said:

OT is looking for his calculator

abacus or slide ruler? :) 

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2 minutes ago, Ceptorman said:

He's hi tech....Commodore 64

Best one since I heard about my toilet paper :) 

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image.png.9b6e7af9a60c5358d112fd03c2396b3e.png

 

This makes sense to me, I think it was on a stall in a nearby beer hall.

Yours doesn't seem too musical though.

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1 minute ago, oldtimer said:

HP 12B

Have one of these financial calculators :)  So; why did I loose an arm and a leg in the stock market today?

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5 minutes ago, oldtimer said:

image.png.9b6e7af9a60c5358d112fd03c2396b3e.png

Yeah! Remember this from the toilets at OSU ... and ... got the papers to show for it! :) 

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1 minute ago, Emile said:

Yeah! Remember this from the toilets at OSU ... and ... got the papers to show for it! :) 

Most people, including a lot on here, forget the velocity component.

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