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Best AV speaker cable for ~£2/m

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by matblack, May 5, 2005.

  1. matblack

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    Any recomendations?

    Its to run

    Kef 103/4s
    Q95C
    Q30s

    with a

    Marantz SR5400

    Cheers

    MB
     
  2. CJROSS

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    CAT5

    or

    Van Dammme Blue Series 2x2.5mm2

    Search above for threads concerning both.
     
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    cat5
     
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  5. matblack

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    Well I am doing all my own terminations (solder banana plugs) and building my faceplates from blanks and CPC 4mm gold sockets but the pics I have seen of the CAT 5 are kinda off putting. Are people using a single run of Cat 5 per speaker terminal ie one cable for + and one for - or are they running both down a single cable because I'll be looking at 100m of CAT 5 for the whole job if its one per terminal!

    MB
     
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    various combinations really. I use three runs of cat5 per speaker, one for high frequency (+ an -) and two for bass (+ and -) as my speakers are biwired. each cat5 cable contains 4 twisted pairs so 8 separate conductors. As mine are on show I have braided and covered them but you don't have to, just run them wherever you want and terminate according to the "flavour" you want.

    100m of cat5e from maplin is £35 by the way.
     

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