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One of the quality speaker cable spec is 0.0074 ohm per meter.
I must check the cables in my main system!
One of my co-engineers in a TV rental company was tracing a fault ( frame bounce) with a Avominor meter,when he put the probes in a certain spot the fault stopped so he looked at the ohms per volt on the meter found a resistor of the same value and soldered in place! Job done.
Ps,I had subtracted the .3 ohm 


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Originally posted by Fatmangolf Fatmangolf wrote:

I agree with Chris on this. Dave, this may not apply and/or may be obvious to you... my multimeter read a bit high on cable resistance so I took the reading with the probes touching off the reading with the speaker cables in circuit. Now I have an LCR meter but multimeters are handy all-in-one tools...



You will not be able to accurately measure the lumped characteristics of a cable with most models of DMM but it will identify a gross fault like a short, open circuit or poor connection. A more specialised device like an LCR meter would be needed to get the measurements Chris rightly suggests for quality speaker cables.

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Thanks Jon,as you rightly point out my dvm only reads to 0.1ohm ( how did you know?) so at the very least I need a milli ohm meter,one that reads to 0.000 ohm .
I know I made a capitance meter thingy but I don't know if it did inductance as well ( have to find it )
What LCR meter did you buy?
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Hi Dave, I got a DM4070 off Amazon, it was about £25 at the time. Basic but does the job I needed, I think it goes down to tens of milliohms on the lowest scale i.e. 0.01. I do take the closed loop reading off when using the test leads.  It's worth remembering that the DC resistance of each speaker crossover inductor will probably be 0.1 ohms or over.

I have found an LCR meter quite handy. To buy one I suggest searching for LCR meter then compare specs to price for the better reviewed models. The materials and construction are as significant as the lumped characteristics IMO.

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