Centre Speaker

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  1. Richie15

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    Hi

    I have just rewired my fronts with Van Damme Blue and also my centre speaker. I replaced QED Silver Anniversary on the centre and have found the VAn Damme a bit warm, I know the Van Damme needs to bed in but long term which will be the clearest for dialogue?

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  2. mhuk05

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    Apologies if this is a silly question but how can cable "bed in"?

    Playing music/ dialogue is going to rearrange the copper particles somehow?
     
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    I would love to know how 'bedding in' or 'burning in' ever came to apply to speaker cables.
    Anyone
     
  4. paulflowe

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    Here goes... The only thing that will 'break in' a cable's actual signal and return conductors, not the dielectric, and yes some speaker cables have a dielectric, and for 'break in' read 'break down [the microscopic cystalline structure of]' the conductor, is high voltage (over 2V down the wire, constantly, to 'melt' the molecules) or intense cold (cryogenic treatment.) Apparently, "[the] electrical resistance [of a conductor] is caused by the scattering of electrons due to defects, impurities, and thermal vibrations in the crystal lattice of a conductor." I believe it's to do with breaking down the resistance of the conductor's molecules when faced by a rampaging army of electrons. :lesson: :boring:

    I've tried some standard wire and cryo'd wire of the same type, and I don't understand why :confused: but the cryo'd wire does sound remarkably better (to me, others mileage may vary...) I guess cryo'd wire offers a straight road a-la Milton Keynes to the electrons, whereas 'standard' wire offers something like Spaghetti Junction - signal will get there eventually...

    A point of view here:

    http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?fcabl&1020375870&openflup&10&4#10

    and here:

    http://www.enjoythemusic.com/Magazine/equipment/0404/audioharma.htm

    Baffling...
    Paul.
     

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