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Advice on bi-wire cable

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by sunlink, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. sunlink

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    Looking to purchase quite large lenghts of a decent quality bi-wire cable that is ideal for both music and home cinema.

    Any suggestions?????

    Steve:confused:
     
  2. Merritt

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    I used 'Silver Anniversary' Bi-Wire for my fronts - seems pretty good but I wouldn't want to run it a long way as its about £10 per metre or there abouts!

    Steve
     
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    If there is no issue regarding installation I rekon you just get another run of the same cable you already have.
    In theory you could also just double the diameter (which is what happens if you use another run of the same cable) and get similar if not the same result.
     
  4. sunlink

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    Merrit,

    I have been looking at the QED silver anniversary and have found them for £7.70 per/metre plus termination. How are they with both music and Home Cinema?

    Steve:confused:

    Reiner,

    I am looking to upgrade my current cables hence the query. I will use the existing somewhere else in the house. Thanks for the feedback.

    Steve;)
     
  5. overfloe

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    hi sunlink,
    you might want to have a look at the supra rondo 4x2.5.. good for movie & music.. it's big & fat.. £5/m
     
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    I'd recommend the supra rondo 4X2.5T as well. Reviewed well, it's flexible, durable and comes in at about £4.50/m if you shop around. It's a hidden gem as far as I'm concerned. I got mine from www.supradirect.co.uk

    All in all, for 20m of the biwire and 30m of the 2 core, it cost me £170.65 shipped (arrived in 2 days). Using Silver Anniversary (front) and Bronze Anniversary (which I had done previously) would have cost me about £250.

    To my ears, the supra sounds every bit as good. With the improved acoustics, the whole system sounds great.

    Test Eqt (Music):

    Rotel RCD971
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    B&W DM602 S2

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    Just seen the Supra Rondo 4x2.5 here for £4.39/metre, and I agree it's an excellent cable.
     
  8. sunlink

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    Thanks SSB and Ronak-T,

    I will check it out.

    Steve:smashin:
     
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    Unless you're convinced that bi-wiring offers an improvement you could save yourself some money by single wiring.
    I changed to bi-wiring on my front speakers and couldn't hear the slightest difference.
     
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    Sceptic,

    I would expect to hear some perceivable difference as the speakers I have (Tannoy Precision) are supposed to be bi-wired.

    Nothing ventured and all that.

    Steve:)
     
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    I certainly think it's worth listening to the speakers bi-wired before spending much money.
    My Mission speakers are also designed to be bi-wired and I expected there to be an improvement but there wasn't.
    I'm not being negative or contentious here, just relating my personal experience
     
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    That's the thing with these set-ups though, isn't it? People's room acoustics, musical tastes, hearing acuity, amplifiers, speakers, cables, sources etc. are all almost infinitely variable. So one person's experience of success with bi-wiring can't be a cast iron guarantee of success in another person's set-up.

    I was fortunate enough to have spare runs of my speaker cables when I first tried bi-wiring as an experiment. I did notice an improvement, but that's not to say that everyone will.
     

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