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Chord Odyssey Speaker Wire

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Hawklord, May 17, 2003.

  1. Hawklord

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    I've just taken delivery of both my Linn Ninka's and Trikan speakers yesterday and I'm currenly bi-wiring with Van Den Hul Teatrack with IXOS 204 Bullion Series 4mm Dual entry banana plugs .
    Is my current speaker cable of the right quality to get the best out of these speakers? The guy's at Audio-T recommended I get some Chord Company Odyssey speaker wire which they quoted Seven metres of ody biwire is 7 x £34,18 terminated plugs x £3 is £54,total £292 with 10% discount hence £262 total- is this a good deal or would you recommend an alternative. I'm a bit reluctant to spend so much unless the benefits are major.

    thanks for any feedback.
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    Hi Hawklord

    I can speak from experience, I had VDH Teatrac Biwire on my AE1s when I changed my speakers for MA GR10s I used the VDH for a while then changed to Cord Odyssey Biwire, I dont think the difference was that much, they are both high end cables, I think the VDH was slightly warmer, but I have no complaints about the Odyssey.

    I would insist on trying a demo set at home before buying, if the dealer is any good they will be willing to provide a loan set, if not go somewhere else.
     
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    Thanks for that.
    I'll stick with the vdh if i'm not going to get a marked improvement and I tend to prefer a warmer sound anyhow.
    Would it be beneficial to get someone to terminate my current cable with better interconects and what sort of cost would I be looking at to do so?
    If I decided to do it myself what would I need and is it something a complete newbie could do? I'm ok builing my own pc's but when it comes to solderin' etc wouldn't know where to start.
     
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    Hawklord

    I would not attempt to solder speaker terminals, I would have a specialist fit crimp on type such as Qed Airloc, see these links for ideas and prices :
    http://www.qed.co.uk/main.html

    http://www.hificables.co.uk/
     
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    i use chord oddysey and think its excellent, if not a little birght. i got mine from a 7oaks and they did me 15-20% off without too much trouble, try a bit harder with the price, they can only say no:) i will be changing my cable soon as its a little too bright with my m&k speakers, the teatrack that someone else mentioned is a much warmer cable, the best thing to do would be to see if you can borrow some demo cables, if they have any - its a lot of money to spend on cable:lesson: :smashin:
     

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