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Tannoy XT8F

Hi,

I am currently set with Tannoy RX8F. I Would like to ask what size of cable (mm2) will be enough to power them for 2 meters run? I mean 2x1mm2 or 2x2mm2 or 2x4mm2 etc...

 

chubanina Contributor - Level 2 2019-11-12

2019-11-12

Tannoy XT8F

Hi,

I am currently set with Tannoy RX8F. I Would like to ask what size of cable (mm2) will be enough to power them for 2 meters run? I mean 2x1mm2 or 2x2mm2 or 2x4mm2 etc...

 

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Re: Tannoy XT8F

@chubanina 

Hello Tsvetomir, welcome to the forum.

 

For a 2 metre run, the 1.0mm2 cable should be OK. 2.0mm2 cable is theoretically better but you probably would not be able to hear any difference. 

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Re: Tannoy XT8F

Hi,

Thank you for the answer. You might laugh but I currently use 4mm2 and I notice too much low frequencies...

I think it's an overkill to use such a thick cable...shall i change it? 

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Re: Tannoy XT8F


@chubanina wrote:

Hi,

Thank you for the answer. You might laugh but I currently use 4mm2 and I notice too much low frequencies...

I think it's an overkill to use such a thick cable...shall i change it? 


@chubanina 

The thicker cable should not cause a problem with the sound. These speakers can give too much bottom end in small rooms. If you have the space, you could try moving them away from walls and corners. 

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Re: Tannoy XT8F

I guess you are right. I switched from XT6F to XT8F 2 weeks ago. I am using Naim Nait 5si and it was a touch bright with XT6F. With XT8F there is no brightness anymore - i think they match perfectly but simetimes the base overpowers other parts of the sound...

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