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Cable for Kef eggs or Gallo balls

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Dave777, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. Dave777

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    I'm auditioning the the above speakers to feed off a Denon 3803 sometime soon, but I need to run the cables in the wall now. Can anyone recommend some good value cable for a 6 speaker (i.e. lots!!) in wall run.

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    Dave
     
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    I got good results with B&W 601 surrounds using 79strand cable from B&W ... cost - £10 for 25m. The only problem with it is that the cable sheeth isn;t very well makes for +ve.

    Vikki

    EDIT: Doh Vikki I do believe you mean B&Q Cable!! that's the second time you've made that same typo. Steff
     
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    QED Micro.
     
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    Doh ... yes thats B&Q not B&W!! Very similar stuff to QED original.

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    It's a shade pricier, but I think the Maplins 69p per metre stuff is quite good.
     
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    It all seems too cheap:D I'm not used to saying that in home cinema!!

    Thanks folks

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    "Which?" magazine did some loudspeaker reviews a while back - stereo speakers from about £200 to £500 a pair. As an experiment they tried out three different types of speaker wire. I forget what the middle one was, but the cheap one was the Maplin 69p per metre stuff, and the expensive one was Van den Hul CS122 cable, which is about £9 per metre. Their golden-eared experts reckoned they could hear subtle differences between the three cables, but (crucially) they couldn't decide which of the three they actually preferred.
     
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    What about Nordost 4 flat? We have used this in the past under carpets and wall paper etc.:)
     
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    As its going to be buried in a cavity wall it doesn't need to be flat and I assume that it costs more for flat???
     
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    9.99 p/m Almost all of their cables are flat as they believe this to be better that other multi strand designs
     
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    How much do you want to spend and what lengh do you need?


    If for the rear channels and if these are located quite far from your amp I would go for the QED Micro - thin, cheap and half decent. Also imho once you get beyond a 5m-6m run it's pointless buying a more expensive cable (will probably get slapped down for saying that:rolleyes: )

    For the front you could go with QED silver anniversary - I have them in the wall plaster - about £5-6pm
     
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    If you buy the Gallo balls from Uncle Eric in the Power Buy, then he supplies the cables for free - or at least he did for me.

    ditton
     
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    Yep the Gallos are supplied with a long length of solid core cable each, I still use this up front and prefer it to the QED wire I bought for my surround gallos.
     
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    Can you remember how much cable eric supplied?

    Ta

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    it comes boxed with the speakers from Gallo, but you'd have to ask Eric. I'd guess about 3.5 - 4metres, but that could be way off as I cut mine to length ages ago.
     

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