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    Posted: 08 Nov 2020 at 11:53pm
Dear all.

Whilst I'm saving for a phono stage I am planning ahead for future purchases and how to incorporate them into the home in a family-friendly fashion. Specifically I am thinking of the location of Proprius power amps in relation to the pre-amp and speakers.

Is it generally considered better to locate the Proprius next to, or close to, the speakers, with the attendant short speaker cable run and longer interconnects between the pre and power amps?  Alternatively would it be more sensible to have the pre and power amps close to each other and have a longer speaker cable run?

In case it is relevant, the distance between the pre-amp and the speakers will be two metres to one speaker and four to five metres to the second speaker. (The pre-amp will be located in a corner of the room and the speakers more or less central to the seating position.)  No mains cables will be in the area between the pre-amp and speakers.

Thank you.

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The Proprius on the speakers is only viable where a balanced feed is available from the preamp/control amp.

In my own set-up I use long speaker cables, even though I have the balanced output of my Majestic available.

I run unbalanced interconnects from my Majestic - which acts as my preamp - to the Proprius inputs.
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I think Graham is right. I have my Proprius amps next to each of my speakers (I lifted them off the carpet on small platforms) and use long balanced feed from the Majestic with very short speaker cables. It sounds great to me and may be the best fit for your domestic situation, unless I have misunderstood.


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