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post #1 of 6
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hi, I wanna do a project which incorporates weaving audio cables or just wire into a fabric transporting sound.....

would it be possible to create a surface out of wire which does that? what wire would be suitet best and is there a limit in length (or can the sound travel hundreds of meters..and does anybody know where to get say 200m audio cable?

thanks
post #2 of 6
So you want to make a wire? But a flat long wire - like a sheet of fabric...made of wire?
Nothing stopping you from doing that but I recommend that you insulate and shield the wire weave otherwise it'd sound terrible.
And yes - you'll get a voltage drop so you'll need to amp the signal.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
thanks fot the response. with insulate you mean that the wires dont touch each other as they cross within the fabric. yeah and the sound quality is not really important,its experimental.

I thought if I'd weave a piece of fabric/ a mesh of steel thread or wire and then connect it to an amplifier would touching the fabric result in sound? and if I would also connect say a cd player could that mesh transport the signal to the amplifier?
post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by waveweave View Post
thanks fot the response. with insulate you mean that the wires dont touch each other as they cross within the fabric. yeah and the sound quality is not really important,its experimental.

I thought if I'd weave a piece of fabric/ a mesh of steel thread or wire and then connect it to an amplifier would touching the fabric result in sound? and if I would also connect say a cd player could that mesh transport the signal to the amplifier?
Insulation refers to material that the cable is wrapped in, such as PVC. If you just used a bare metal wire, I think you'd run into a lot of problems, especially if it is moved, disturbed, or touched.
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
yes thats what I thought, I kind of want to experiment with that bare wire aswell and see what sounds i can create by touching it etc. doesnt matter if it sounds bad.
post #6 of 6
Hi, intriguing project!

Maybe try and ask the same question in the DIY forum?

I wish you luck and if you decide to do this can you post
details as you go along?

cheers
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