Twisting Paired Wires

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Steve1992

Joined Apr 7, 2006
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I know why its a good idea to twist pairs of wire carrying a dc signal.

But ive seen top-end speaker(ac signal) cable pairs twisted, why?

I dont believe its a good idea to twist 50Hz mains L, N together?


Steve
 

thingmaker3

Joined May 16, 2005
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Twisting a pair will make it less susceptible to outside noise.

It will also improve attenuation characteristics at higher frequencies, but I don't think this would apply to audio frequency.

Remember that much of what is sold in high-end audio is snake-oil.

Twisting a 50hz pair should have negligable effect.
 
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