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Computer Cable problem. Could I potentially screw up the sync? Answered

Hello, I recently was reorganizing my desk and I decided to use these tubes to organize the cables and such. 

I was just wiring up the speakers when I noticed I was using too much tubing so I cut off the excess. In the process of cutting I accidentally cut the cable to my left speaker. The left speaker is completely independent from the right and only connects to the sub-woofer. 

My question is, if I were to repair is and I lose some length in the cable, will that disrupt the sync in audio? In other words, because the left cable is shorter, the electricity will travel faster and produce sound from the left before the right (theoretically). 

I am also producing music so I kinda need to make sure that the speakers are in sync. Do you think that if some loss in length will affect the audio?

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iceng
iceng

8 years ago

Syncing speakers is a matter for the ear and two wire exchanges.

Shortening the speaker wire will decrease the resistance matching
between left and right causing a volume inbalance which if you
understand this can be corrected by the channel balance if your
amp has the feature.

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Vyger
Vyger

Best Answer 8 years ago

Electricity travels at light speed so a few inches of cable will make no difference.
Be sure to splice the wires correctly, don't reverse them or that could be pretty bad. Solder your splices so they make complete connection and have no place to corrode.
If the end result is the cable being to short you can extend it by splicing in an extra piece of wire. Just be sure about the connections.

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thematthatter
thematthatter

8 years ago

i am not an audio engineer but the electrons that carry the sound "data" move through wire almost the speed of light. The few feet you loose would be negligible (if you could measure the difference at all), however placement of the speakers would matter more and sound travels much more slower in the air than it does through wires. So it could affect how you hear it if you got one speaker close to you and the other one is father away. You also should check polarity too, you dont want to wire the left one backwards.