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Hemmo1969
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Cable Risers

Unread post by Hemmo1969 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:42 pm

I'm not taking the rise honest, but the use of 'holding up' cables from the floor?? I wanted to get some idea as to whether theres anything behind this practice?? I have to admit my speaker cables do in part run on the floor.

Is it just further snake oil based products.

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Re: Cable Risers

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:36 pm

Bonkers.

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Re: Cable Risers

Unread post by MarkWoody » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:08 am

Completely... but, presumably it appeals to a proportion of men who had a train set as a child!

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Re: Cable Risers

Unread post by Lindsayt » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:18 am

They remind me of the supports for Hornby model railway tracks to ramp them up for bridges.

With speaker cables it's a monorail effect.

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Re: Cable Risers

Unread post by Daniel Quinn » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:17 am

;) How is it supposed to work
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Unread post by Geoff.R.G » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:27 am

If this were an aircraft, a ship or even a car the lower photograph would represent good practice, for wire bundles. However the level of vibration expected in a domestic environment doesn't exactly justify this level of support. Obviously in my examples the wire bundles would be strapped in place.

An installation, as shown, would be illegal in a public place as the raised cables represent a trip hazard. I would imagine that in a domestic setting it represents a very serious hazard to harmony and financial stability as well.

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Re: Cable Risers

Unread post by Alfi » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:29 am

My thoughts on this include one potential benefit..

If it helps to make "er indoors" happy because the cables look nice and neat so cleaning around the hifi is perhaps made the little bit easier? eg if she's happy then he's possibly happy, a win-win situation? But not with his hi-fi of course, as audiophools are never really happy.

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Re: Cable Risers

Unread post by savvypaul » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:42 am

Hemmo1969 wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:42 pm
I have to admit my speaker cables do in part run on the floor.
The shame of it. How do you sleep at night? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Cable Risers

Unread post by Lindsayt » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:13 pm

The lower photo does make me wonder if the owner of that system keeps roller skates at the top of his stairs and banana skins on his doorstep? :banana-explosion:

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Re: Cable Risers

Unread post by Hemmo1969 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:48 pm

savvypaul wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:42 am
Hemmo1969 wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:42 pm
I have to admit my speaker cables do in part run on the floor.
The shame of it. How do you sleep at night? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Ahh at night absolutely fine..... I have a team of pixies who hold the cable 3” above the ground so sweet audiophile dreams.
:grin:

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