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What do you do for cable management? I’ve got network cables, rca, power, speakers, tv antenna and recently IQ4 satellite cables. Not s big fan of cable ties though.

Many thanks

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Guest Muon N'

Make some wooden holders, separate ones for signal and others for power.

 

Basically strips of wood with slotted holes for each cable, maybe 4 to 6...or whatever you need on each strip, and work out some way to fix them in the appropriate places.

I'd draw a diagram but feeling lazy.

 

I have less cables than 99.99% of folk so have no example handy.

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I have used this type of spiral wrapping in the past for an acceptable result. Power and signal in different bundles.

It is a pig of thing though if you are swapping equipment in and out often (which I do at times).

Would prefer something more like a cable tray - perhaps built into the rack / furniture. Still looking for something like that.

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Whatever method you choose, keep the power cables away from the cables which carry audio/video signals. 

 

Some ideas have been recently discussed here:

 

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Thanks for the tip. Will keep power, RCAs separate and also the tv antenna cable and satellite cables together but separate from the others too.

What about power boards? I have 2 x 6 outlets. Can’t find one more then 8. I’ve seen in the US one with 12 I think . Won’t a big one to keep all power plugs in one board better then 2 or 3 for tidiness?

Thanks

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Re: Powerboards.  With more sockets on one board you need to be careful that all the devices don't draw more power/current than the outlet/powerboard can handle.  Often not a problem, as you may not be using all the devices at once, and some hifi devices don't draw lots of power (eg. tuners). 

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Go wireless 🤓

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44 minutes ago, Decky said:

Go wireless 🤓

I had a wireless, but I got rid of it because it was AM reception only and I wanted to listen to FM.  😊

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3 hours ago, Souwalker said:

Thanks for the tip. Will keep power, RCAs separate and also the tv antenna cable and satellite cables together but separate from the others too.

What about power boards? I have 2 x 6 outlets. Can’t find one more then 8. I’ve seen in the US one with 12 I think . Won’t a big one to keep all power plugs in one board better then 2 or 3 for tidiness?

Thanks

Run a separate circuit from the DB 30 amp or so. Put good quality GPO's on the wall. Power boards crap on the HiFi end result.

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4 minutes ago, Wimbo said:

... Put good quality GPO's on the wall...

I've never paid attention to the GPO's on the wall before, I thought they were all the same quality (eg. the Clipsal and HPM offerings and the like are all that I thought were available in Aust.).   Can you give examples of the quality GPO's you feel make an difference in an audio system? 

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On 04/09/2019 at 12:38 PM, audiofeline said:

I've never paid attention to the GPO's on the wall before, I thought they were all the same quality (eg. the Clipsal and HPM offerings and the like are all that I thought were available in Aust.).   Can you give examples of the quality GPO's you feel make an difference in an audio system? 

Yeah mate. Anything that a solid wall connection. Just Google them. Quality of the plug and socket is important. Check RS spares for example. 

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