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bi-wire cable advice (and good price) please ?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by bedders, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. bedders

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    I'm getting very close to installing my kit into new living room, and am now thinking about getting the speaker cables run in (under floor boards, cut-in up/down walls etc).

    I usually goto Richer Sounds and get QED Silver Anniversary bi-wire cable, but having done a very rough estimate, I might need about 40-50m of cable, so think it cheaper to buy a roll instead.

    Would anyone be able to recommend a good "bi-wire" capable cable that I can buy? And hopefully a good price!

    The equipment i'm using is as follows:

    Arcam AVR300 amp
    Mission 782/780/78C and 78D pi-polar rears

    I use bananas to plug the cable in, but would prefer fully crimpt plugs if possile - what are good makes from a good source?

    Many thanks for everyones advice and help.
     
  2. Matt

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    Make your own cables using either Cat5 network cable, or use Twin and Earth mains flex, damn sight cheaper than the QED and as good or better sound.
     
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    I use chord carnival for my fronts and QED silver micro for my rears (as its alot cheaper/m, but it does sound very good) i don't have mine bi-wired as the chord is thick enough and well designed not to need it.

    I think buying expensive speaker cable all round would be a waste, but i can certainly recomend chord carnival, and the bi-wire version should also be good, it'd be about £10/m meter though (as the single version is £5.50/m) but if you can get hold of a reel it should work out cheaper. I should think a real would cost less than £500 which it might otherwise cost :eek: .
     

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