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Q. How long can my speaker cables be?


Generally speaking, you should not use speaker cable with a loop resistance more than 5% of the nominal speaker impedance. This means that, as an example, the limit for Silver Anniversary XT is 18m/59 feet for an 8 ohm speaker and at this length, you will just begin to hear a indisputable change in speaker frequency response due to the cable.  A sensible hi-fi limit would be half this length, so at 30 feet you should be okay, as this is well within the limit.