[mythtv-users] New house - any advise?

Bill Williamson bill at bbqninja.com
Wed Jan 17 10:17:33 UTC 2007

On 1/17/07, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
> Bill Williamson wrote:
> > However for anything of any power I'd be more worried about heat
> > effects of resistance (and the ensuing distortion, or even fire
> > danger) than actual volume degradation.
> I don't think you'll set anything on fire, unless you're running really
> high power levels.  CAT5 is made of 24-gauge wire.  I think you'll find
> a typical home speaker voice coil is wound with wire that's even finer,
> but it doesn't burst into flame.  If you use too much (say, 100+ feet of
> a single pair of CAT5) you'll be dissipating as much power in the wire
> as you are in the speaker -- but the heat produced will be spread out
> over the entire length of the wire, so no one chunk of it is going to
> get very hot.

I don't really mean that the cable will burst into flame, but if
you're running music all night fairly loud on 24 gauge wire across
carpet, it can get uncomfortably hot (from experience).

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