Such a cable, if only running a line-level signal will probably need to be shielded. As such I don't think speaker wire will do the trick, regardless of the gauge.Have you considered going wireless using something like an AirPort Express or Squeezebox? These days there are a lot more solutions than there used to be.
Are these wireless solutions of high audio quality?
QuoteAre these wireless solutions of high audio quality?Airport is a wifi station. Data is transmitted digitally and therefore does not influence sound quality.
32kbps mp3 is digital
I just rearranged my home office and the Mac (running iTunes) is now about as far away from the receiver/amp as it can be. It's looking like the only way to connect the Mac to my receiver is to run an audio cable up the wall, through the attic, across the room, back down the opposite wall, and into the audio system ...... to the tune of about 40 to 50 feet of cable distance.I think I had a length like this a while back and I vaguely remember getting some hiss, although I don't know for a fact if that was the cable length causing that or something else.Right now I've got a spool of 18 gauge speaker wire, would that do the job?I guess it's two questions.1) How much length is too much to connect a computer to a receiver?2) What gauge wire is required for such a length?
Assuming the OP likes the existing (via a Mac) interface, and doesn't want to replace their (probably) non-Airport receiver
I used microphone cable. Not because it has any special audio qualities but because a single mic cable is able to handle separate left and right channels as it contains 2 signal leads inside a shared screen.
I'm tempted to use that to reduce the number of cords running across the floor to and from the pedal board in my guitar rig but instead of coupling left and right, I'd be coupling ins and outs which could lead to feedback problems.
The roll of mic cable I've got here has two separate co-ax cores (conductor with coax surrounding return) together enclosed in one overall outer screen.
I'm not sure if all mic cables are constructed like this,
but it should keep the crosstalk pretty low.
Personally I don't find small amounts of crosstalk a very annoying (or even noticeable) artifact, at least not for the material I listen to.
Quote from: greynol on 19 July, 2012, 09:45:31 AMI'm tempted to use that to reduce the number of cords running across the floor to and from the pedal board in my guitar rig but instead of coupling left and right, I'd be coupling ins and outs which could lead to feedback problems.Can two wires seperated from each others by plastic coating inside a cable cause feedback? Sounds interesting. Can you explain the details, please? Regards.
It is common practice to put mic input lines (very sensitive) and line-level outputs for driving monitor amplifiers on stage (far higher signal voltages) into the same cable, provided each connection is a shielded pair and balanced inputs and outputs are involved for at least for the mic lines.