Complete nonsense. Once the speaker cable is terminated to a low impedance load (aka. Speaker), the antenna effect is eliminated.
Thanks, I never paid a lot of attention how the RF use to come through, but today it is almost nonexistent around me. Every now and then on an over cast day
I can get hammered. Lightning storms suck too. 30-50 strike an hour at a cabin I have. I Just unplug the solar trailer and check the bonding plug.
Sit it out, humming to myself. See what's on fire after it quits.
Danny is using it as an antenna. That's the funny part. He's saying HIS 24 conductor cable is rejecting the FM/AM better via his little test. Again pretty 101.
He use to weave his own then he got the weaves by the spool and at a lot cheaper price. I thought it was OFC not OCC copper to. Both are good just by
the way they are made. A crappy termination COULD cancel all that great looking, neutral sounding cable right out. USE an aluminum terminal end.
A nice thick one too on that FANCY copper cable. It will sound like I put tape over MY tweeters. Then swap to a pure copper terminal ends.
Screws, NO SOLDER. I dip the wire in # 2000 graphite dust and tight the screws
IF I can't hear the difference I go get a hearing test and check if I've had a stroke.
He's right HIS 24 conductor speaker cable (the way it's wired) is not a good antenna. According to his test the different cables worked better as
receivers vs his cable. I could see a few stations coming through, I didn't pay close attention, but I didn't
hear him say it SOUNDED better or worse or
the same. NOT adding noise to a cable is good, Ay?
The speaker IC isn't as big a problem as the RCAs, especially on a phono/tape section with a SUT in the mix too. It's being amplified over and over.
A simple WEAVE and the right shielding can sound like a 10K cart (that someone else bought not me) the perfect TT and perfect record too boot. Rare!!
OTOH it could sound worse than anything you have EVER heard in your life. Crappy Tonearm to SUT RCAs, SUT to phono RCAs, phono pre to preamp RCAs.
Pick any single cable, in the chain that will do it. The closer to the cart the greater the amplification.
In my case Blow the tweeter or the bass driver if your a little heavy handed or drop a tone arm to quick. I don't use much protection at all in the XOs.
WIRING that is not well-shielded can pick up radio signals as well as signals from portable phones and other devices.
Active RCA fed speakers can be a problem. "What if" they have both active and passive XOs?
TWO cables running side by side one is a crappy RCA the other a crappy unshielded speaker cable? Now ad a Crappy PC on a different leg of the fuse panel
I know I'd have my ear muffs on. Ground loops with hula hoops, and RI from the kids crappy radio kit he got on line from Radio Shack for 6.00 USD
LOL some people build problems into a system because they refuse to understand there is a place for the right STUFF and NO place for the OTHER STUFF.
A long cable not only increases power line common-impedance coupling (for unbalanced cables), but it also makes the cable a better antenna. Routing cables close to ground planes, metal racks or concrete floors will reduce the antenna effects. It's the crappy XLRs too that are terminated on the wrong end going to single ended non compliant XLRs. Compliant XLRs can be made out of good copper and good insulation and work perfect 50+
I preach this, ROUTING, SPACE
between cables 1/2-1" and LOW
to the ground. Cross ALL wires at 90 degrees. Don't argue just do it. It's what my 50 year old
Journeyman said 50 years ago. "It works just do it". $hit he was right about twisting wires and soldering too. Clean, Clean, Clean. Before, during, and after.
BTW keep the dust off your cables and your cable off the ground. It's easier to clean.
RFI/EFI can ruin a well planned evening with wires running out to the patio and a 40 foot ham tower right next door. 2000 or 2001.
He decides to talk to Australia THAT DAY. I didn't realize what they were talking about until I listened. I was using VOTT and C20/MC60s.
You could hear him pretty easy. I complained and he did something to help out. He could climb right over my tube gear.
I don't miss the guy, mean bastard.
Remember too, older speakers were 20-24 ohm speakers with solid core wire and cotton/fabric covers.
The old crossovers on Jensen Imperials, Altecs, and Klipsch set horizontal at the top of a TALL cabinet. Mine all used SC WE copper/fabric wire.
I think they were pretty good antennas too. LOL
2 Side Notes:
1. A simple method of determining the location of electrical interference is by using a portable battery-powered AM radio tuned to a quiet frequency at the lower end of the dial
. You should hear static or a buzzing sound as you get close to the source of the interference.
2. Shielding can suck the life out of a great sounding system. The less you can get away with, the better off you are.
Time to feed the chickens