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    Which is the best routing?

    Hey all


    Just need advice. Think i know the answer but want to check.


    I have a speaker in each of my 4 doors. All speaker cables run to the head unit at the front of the car. The head unit will be removed.

    Now, to save me pulling off door cards etc, I am going to run the speaker cable from where the head unit used to be, and route it down 1 side of the car, along with my other cables.

    Which side is best to run the speaker cables? :

    1) With the power cables, remote switch etc (left side of car)
    2) With the vga, composite, usb, camera cables (right side of car)


    I want to eliminate the chance of alternator noise as much as possible.
    I think its best to run it with the vga etc, but i dont want the speaker cable to distort the image on the screen/camera or interfere with the usb stuff.

    Anyone know if i am right?

    Ta

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    Run them whereever you want. It's highly unlikely to make a difference! You won't get alternator noise on speaker level wires that's only line level. (And never forget that the entire vehicle chassis is a power cable.)

    VGA cable should be shielded so don't worry about that.

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    Dude, they are not line level. They are not pre-outs, they are the amplified signal.
    As in the cable that goes directly to the speaker terminals, from the amp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs
    Dude, they are not line level. They are not pre-outs, they are the amplified signal.
    As in the cable that goes directly to the speaker terminals, from the amp.
    That would be speaker-level...
    Re-read the reply, man...
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    oh hang on, i gotcha. i thought he said that the cables i was running was line-level..

    oops. sorry. now i understand. Cool

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    My grammar was a bit confusing.. sorry! ;-)

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    not sure I understand how EMF interfernce would be differnt for line- or speaker-level cables, but I think you should run them on the same side as the VGA and USB cables.
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    yes, hannibal is right.. just be sure your power cable is far away from your other cables.
    Also be sure your caontact wire (blue) is not parallel with your audio cable...

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