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different speaker cables???

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by edonkeyman, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. edonkeyman

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    Hi guys hope you can help me on this.....

    Panny 42" Plasma
    Denon 2803 Amp
    Kef 2005.2 Speakers
    XBox-PS2
    SKY

    Just got a new home cinema system, pretty much configured everything except for the speaker cables.

    After already spent a fortune on the above equipment, i really dont fancy paying another £500 for speaker cables. Because of the layout im using, im gonna need approx. 10M of cable for the the front speakers (does different lengths affect the performance? i.e I need: 1x 5M for Left, 1x 3M for the center, 1x 2M for Right) and for the rear speakers im gonna need approx. 14M (1x 8M, 1x 6M).

    I want to get the QED X-TUBE 400 speaker cable, i'm not willing to spend £480 on speaker cables so i was wondering.... If i got the X-TUBE 400's for the front set of speakers and then went for a lower price cable say the QED Silver-Anniversary Bi-Wire (£7:50 a meter i think) for the rear speakers would this affect the overall performance ???

    Any feedback would be hugely appreciated
    Thanks
     
  2. Ian J

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    What you are suggesting is overkill for your speakers and amp and I certainly wouldn't spend more than £3 per metre for the front three and probably less for the rears.

    Cable Talk 3.1 or QED Silver Anniversary is more than enough. I wouldn't bother biwiring (didn't know that eggs were biwirable anyway) and I wouldn't worry too much about the different lengths although to be absolutely safe in your own mind you could always add an extra metre to the right hand front cable.

    Edit - Having re-read your kit list I would spend the money that you have saved on a decent DVD player
     
  3. edonkeyman

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    Thanks for the reply Ian,

    Yep i am thinking about buying Denon 2900 DVD player and that's one of the reason why i dont want to splash out so much for speaker cables.
     
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    Decent interconnects will make more of a difference and although I am very sceptical over the claims of some accessory manufacturers but I did buy a mains cable from forum member Mark Grant for the Sky Box and found that it made a difference to the sound and picture quality
     

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