Cable Management

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  1. muzzadj

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    Anyone got any tips to keep there cables looking nice and neat as mine are an absolutely nightmare!? Makes the whole setup look a mess :(
     
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    check b&q or possibly pc world an places like that, some of them will have cable tiding things either tubes or covers to keep them all together and neat
     
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    if you've got a really permanent setup/desk going on, you could consider drilling some holes...
    A bigger one behind the the mixer, smaller ones behind the turntables/cdjs and amp.

    (for the guys with a DVS system, gonna need an extra hole where you put the soundcard)
     
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    Cable ties.

    Cheap
    Easy to remove if set up changes
    Tried and tested

    =P
     
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    Make sure not to have needless length cables as well, always a recipe for spaghetti. Make groups of cables that all go to the same place into a loom, much neater.
     
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    Definately this. (can you tell I'm an electrical engineer? :D)

    Keep power cables and interconnects / speaker cables seperate though. Running them together parallel will induce noise. Where you have to cross power cables and interconnects, try to do it at a 90 degree angle.
     
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    I hate messy cables, really makes me mad. Even when they're not in use they have to to wrapped up properly.

    And good point about power/audio cables. Crossing them = Bad darts.
     
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    I tend to find cables put to the back of the table look better, compared to cables at the front
     
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    motion audio Active Member VIP Junglist

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    That stuff Russla posted is great, I used some of it to tidy up the wiring in the back of my FX Rack, works a treat.
     
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    Keep power cables and interconnects / speaker cables separate though. Running them together parallel will induce noise. Where you have to cross power cables and interconnects, try to do it at a 90 degree angle. This is the good technique to make the cable connection very easy and comfortable to remember. It is really amazing and outstanding.
     
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    come on 'stevebucknor1', only 6 posts above yours...