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low cost speaker cable

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by robotix, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. robotix

    robotix Guest

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    I'm moving some equipment around so need around 12m of speaker cable to connect my amp & speakers (Rotel RA04/B&W DM601 S3).

    Currently using QED original, but looking for something cheaper (i.e. £20-30 in total) with similar performance if possible, although living in a flat it might be a good idea if there was slightly less bass response :D

    I may also decide to bi-wire.

    Maplin/Richer Sounds seem to be in my price range so can anyone recommend specific ones from their ranges? Or anything else? I see the van damme range is well thought of here.
  2. Strobe

    Strobe Active Member

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    I would check out Ebay as there are often some bargains to be had, end of reel stuff and such like. I picked up 25m of Black Rhodium T50 for £25 - so a £1/m against £2.50/£3/m retail.
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    davepuma Well-Known Member

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    VDC blue gets my vote. Also, check audiovisualonline for the fisual stuff, their other cables are good quality so there should be something that fits the bill.
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    Anything with plenty of copper. Van Damme blue, Studiospares, Fisual (not sure of exact model - they do a cheap but thick cable) and many more. Easily <£2/m

    edit: Also, don't bi-wire, just use a nice thick cable for the run and replace the jumpers with some speaker cable if you're worried about them.
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  6. robotix

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    cheers guys. Thats 3 votes for the van damme blue then. I'll check out the others too.

    Those isolation risers look good but can't see any prices :confused: I bet those are pricey

    with regards to the advice not to bi-wire I thought this was generally considered to improve sound? or is it one of those hifi industry/press things which most consumers ignore? don't wanna start any arguments :)
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    ben.bayliss Member

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    Yes, definitely a What Hi-Fi thing :) Sells twice as much speaker cable!

    Bi-Amping however is potentially another story and not so easily dismissed.
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    Oh btw a GRAMMA pad is about £35-40.

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