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    Does twisting speaker leads have any effect on sound?

    My tweeters are dash mounted w/ a black and red wire attached to it. In an attempt to cut noise from my system, I twisted the wires together on the driver's side only. I started at the bottom of the tweet down to the end of the stock wire. From there, it connects to aftermarket wire that goes to the crossover.

    I'm not sure if I can describe it, but I'm quite confident that it sounds different than the passenger side which leads to my question. Does twisting speaker wire together do anything compared to being attached together running parallel?







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    Re: Does twisting speaker leads have any effect on sound?

    Depending on type of wire, size, distance to power sources etc all affect possible sound heard. Twisting your speaker ones....chances are nothing is going to change because it is the same circuit.



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    Re: Does twisting speaker leads have any effect on sound?

    You mean like braiding it? It should cut down on cross-talk and emissions, but I would think not much else.




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    Re: Does twisting speaker leads have any effect on sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by gckless View Post
    You mean like braiding it? It should cut down on cross-talk and emissions, but I would think not much else.

    I didn't know we had an engine in there for emissions.



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    Re: Does twisting speaker leads have any effect on sound?

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    I didn't know we had an engine in there for emissions.
    You wanna explain this?




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    Re: Does twisting speaker leads have any effect on sound?

    Emissions are a byproduct of of a combustion process.



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    Re: Does twisting speaker leads have any effect on sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by seatown1two View Post
    My tweeters are dash mounted w/ a black and red wire attached to it. In an attempt to cut noise from my system, I twisted the wires together on the driver's side only. I started at the bottom of the tweet down to the end of the stock wire. From there, it connects to aftermarket wire that goes to the crossover.

    I'm not sure if I can describe it, but I'm quite confident that it sounds different than the passenger side which leads to my question. Does twisting speaker wire together do anything compared to being attached together running parallel?
    Normally I would say "no". But we recently had a member report that one of his tweeters was picking up alternator whine and when he moved the wires away from the car's fuse block the noise went away. This says that in extreme cases tweeter wires can pick up noise, so yes twisting them together would reduce the differential noise voltage and possibly make a difference. But other than that.. no.

    Can you define what is "different"? And how long is the twisted pair?



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    Re: Does twisting speaker leads have any effect on sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by CHEMMINS View Post
    Emissions are a byproduct of of a combustion process.
    I believe they meant "emittance".



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    Re: Does twisting speaker leads have any effect on sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by CHEMMINS View Post
    Emissions are a byproduct of of a combustion process.
    just a stab, here,..i think he meant rfi and efi emissons from the surrounding environment that can induce noise



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    Re: Does twisting speaker leads have any effect on sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by maylar View Post
    Normally I would say "no". But we recently had a member report that one of his tweeters was picking up alternator whine and when he moved the wires away from the car's fuse block the noise went away. This says that in extreme cases tweeter wires can pick up noise, so yes twisting them together would reduce the differential noise voltage and possibly make a difference. But other than that.. no.

    Can you define what is "different"? And how long is the twisted pair?
    Kinda hard to describe esp. w/ my hearing being less sensitive on my left ear but my left tweet sounds less bright. At first I thought I might of wired it out of phase when i disconnected/reconnected. The manufacturer wire attached to the tweet is ~3-4 ft.




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    Re: Does twisting speaker leads have any effect on sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by seatown1two View Post
    Kinda hard to describe esp. w/ my hearing being less sensitive on my left ear but my left tweet sounds less bright. At first I thought I might of wired it out of phase when i disconnected/reconnected. The manufacturer wire attached to the tweet is ~3-4 ft.
    I don't think that's from twisted wires.



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