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Old 04-04-2010, 06:30 PM   #1
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Typically How Far Can You Stretch a 3.5mm Audio Cable

Before it loses quality or signal?
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Before it loses quality or signal?
Assuming the 3.5mm plug is for a stereo signal, you'll probably experience interference before the signal degrades due to it being an unbalanced connection.
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Yeah, for instance, if I hook one end up to an MP3 player, what's the max length going to the receiver?
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until it breaks?
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Depends heavily on the cable and the power that the device is putting out.
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Probably farther than you would need to go in most residential applications.
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I find that there's a very abrupt loss of signal quality when I go past the cable's physical length.

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I see you've already gotten a lot of excellent answers so far








I think 12 feet is a pretty safe bet even with fairly inexpensive cable. Depending on how good your ears and your audio system is, you might want to spend some money if you go beyond 12 feet.
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I have a couple of 20 foot extension cables that I use for recording. There's no noticeable quality loss.
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until it breaks?
lol. by stretch he means an entirely different word than stretch.
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It's fairly rare to notice signal "loss" on runs that short in residential use. I've ran unbalanced signals over 30+ feet numerous times. The signal will most often degrade due to the environment rather than the cable length. For example, if you run an unbalanced signal near a neon light transformer it will often pick up noise.
I would just pick up a cable from monoprice.com and see if it works for your needs with out added noise.
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lol. by stretch he means an entirely different word than stretch.
like GG Allin stretching his baby dick during a show while he's covered in his own **** and blood?

/ yeah, it should be past tense.
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like GG Allin stretching his baby dick during a show while he's covered in his own **** and blood?

/ yeah, it should be past tense.
WTF are you talking about? That's certainly no show I've ever seen.

EDIT: Ok just looked up GG Allin, what a whackjob!

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