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AE EVO 3a questions

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by MR2Harvey, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. MR2Harvey

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    Silly question but I have just measured how much speaker cable I need fore my system, then I suddendly thought.....

    How do you connect the Sub Woofer, I'm thinking of getting the AE EVO Sub, will I need speaker cable or do I connect using a phono cable?

    Any recommendations?



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    Right just measure how much speaker cable I need...too much > 20 meters.

    What thoughts have you got on speaker cables?

    I'm thinking of getting a NAD T752 Receiver and the Acoustic Energy EVO 3A speaker system.


    I was wondering about the QED Silver speaker cable. It's been a very long time since I last bought speaker cable (Naim NACA4 i think) what is considered good these days?

    Oh and then there's the Banana plugs and with a 5 speaker system I will need 20 of the things and they are quite expensive, any thoughts on what I need would be appreciated.



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    I'm thinging of 2 speaker systems:-


    1. Acoustic Energy EVO 3A


    2. Monitor Audio Bronze B4 AV 5.1 Speaker System


    Both similar price £700 to £750 depending on where bought.


    I want good stereo fronts and well intergrated surround sound.


    Which one should I get?




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    Phono cable, for AV. Speaker cable for stereo.
     
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    dont bother with banana plugs unless you are moving your system a lot, silver QED is great for fronts but unecessary for rears.
     
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    Or if you have a decent sub you can run it from the speaker outputs and thus get it to blend in with your main speakers better. I would advise getting a subwoofer from a company that specialises in them. Nothing against Acoustic Energy as a speaker manufacturer, I have their AE1 Mk3 reference monitors, but they make lousy subs, as do most mainstream speaker manufacturers.
     
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    Thanks,

    I have bought the QED silver for all 4 speakers, had to do it all in a rush as I am planning on having they hidden under the floor and I'm having a new floor put down tomorrow!

    As for the Banana plugs, I take it they are just a more convienent method of fixing, not actually better sound quality? Otherwise I need 20 of the damn things and that adds up to quiet a lot of money for decent ones.



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    I need to decide what height to fix my rear speakers to the wall. I am going to buy an AE EVO 3a system, this comes with 2 compact rear speakers with wall brackets. What height is deemed to be best? These speakers will have to be on the side walls facing in as I have to have the sofa touching the wall.


    Thanks for any advise



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    convienient only, adds extra joint and all issues with them into equation.
     

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