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  • Does rca length make a difference?

    Hey everyone, ok im hooking up my xbox and my computer to my car and i have 2 rca cables but 1 of them has like about 5 feet of slack(rcas from amp kit that i didnt use before), so what im wondering is if the cable is too long(about 15 feet a piece) then will it cause interference? and if so then would it be better to cut the cable and cut the slack off and reconnect them? Thanks.

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    IMHO you would probably hurt yourself more than help by cutting off the ends and shortening them. The connections wouldn't be as good and 5 feet wouldn't make a noticeable difference.
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    • #3
      RCA cables, espcially sheilded ones have a fairly long range before any noticible degredation. I run a 25' set from my computer to my TV without any issues.
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      • #4
        I think the rule of thumb is anything over 30Ft. requires an amplifier.
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        • #5
          make sure you get good shielded cables and not the $5 cables at radio shack that have hardly any sheielding on them at all
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          • #6
            Ya radio shack cable is junky. Although no need to go up to monster cable either, too expensive really.
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