Speaker Cable Length

I’ve read that 3.5M is the minimum length recommended for speaker cable for Naim equipment. What would be the effect on the sound of shorter speaker cables? It sounds daft but there is a reason for asking. :slight_smile:

The 3.5m length is specific to NACA5, its actually applying an inductance load & as NACA5 is 1uH/m, the 3.5m cable length will give 3.5uH inductance load.

Its more important for the old style classic amps, the integrated & the new all in ones are not that fussy. Just avoid the very high capacitance types, these will be woven (plaited), litz or some other fancy construction

A friend has 2m per side of TQ Blue on his Atom & it sounds perfectly OK to me

Just to be clear, the advice still applies to all current separate power amps, not just ‘old’ ones. Naim do not give the same advice for integrated amps, or Unitis of any age.

Thanks both, it sounds like I don’t have to concern myself too much with a Uniti Star :slight_smile: