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    What do you do when you have NO CHOICE in running rca line in to amp by the power and ground wires? Is there simple shielding methods you can use after the fact?







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    Re: rca next to power

    top quality rca's in this situation is all i can really think off...usually the better the rca the better the shielding




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    Re: rca next to power

    Why do you have no choice is your car 1 inch wide



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    Re: rca next to power

    I ran a speaker wire next to my amp power, no adverse effect.




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    Re: rca next to power

    never had a problem running mine on the same side maybe sq guys can hear the difference but i dont




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    Re: rca next to power

    not sure if this works for RCA's but go to radioshack and buy some 2" ferrite doughnuts(basicly a doughnut shaped magnet.) wrap the RCA cables around the magnet a few times in three places. usually the center of the run, and each end. ive used this a few times and it reduced EMF noise introduced into speakers. BUT this was in a Home environment.

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    Re: rca next to power

    no worries with power and RCA. DC electricity doesn't have the same issues as 60Hz AC when it comes to inducing noise.



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    Re: rca next to power

    mat3833, I'm not too familiar with that, but from what I know, shouldnt those be wrapped around the offending equipment rather than the one experiencing problems?

    keep_hope_alive, I kind of suspected that, but I've seen many posts and articles where people say these and speaker wires should be kept away from power lines otherwise noise would be introduced. RCA more so. This isnt true?




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    Re: rca next to power

    I've never had a problem, but I only use OFC power wire and high quality shielded RCAs like Monster and Knu.



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    Re: rca next to power

    Quote Originally Posted by TDot View Post
    keep_hope_alive, I kind of suspected that, but I've seen many posts and articles where people say these and speaker wires should be kept away from power lines otherwise noise would be introduced. RCA more so. This isnt true?
    You will hear varied reports of folks who have experienced noise issues that went away when they separated the power and RCA cables, but most of us contend that the problem was elsewhere and the results are coincidence. I have run power and RCAs together and never had an issue.

    BTW the field strength of a raditated noise signal decreases with the square of the distance, which means that even a small separation makes a difference in how much noise can be picked up. So if you're concerned, just don't tie wrap them together.



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    Re: rca next to power

    I've ran on the same side in quite a few cars with no issue when it was a pita to take the other half of the car apart. No issues at all for me using cheap RCAs and some Walmart kits. But when possible I try to run on desperate sides.




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    Re: rca next to power

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstroker View Post
    I ran a speaker wire next to my amp power, no adverse effect.
    ive done that too on my camaro.



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