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got the speakers but what speaker wire do i get ??

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by jtfab75, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. jtfab75

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    bought some eltax ht2 speakers from ebay,should be coming in a few days.what type of speaker wire do i buy ? the eltax have a wire clip to attach the wire.
    some help would be great.
    thanks
    james
     
  2. mevetts

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    QED Silver Anniverary seems very highly rated for the last few years.
     
  3. Ed Selley

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    Or on the same line of thinking (as SA is overkill for rears IMO) have a look at QED Original at £2.50 a metre. Lasts forever and very easy to hide.
     
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    Good idea Tons, especially as you usually have to run considerably more wire to the rears, so the cheaper price will be better.
     
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    QED Original for now for fronts and rears QED Silver if and when you upgrade.
     
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    QED Qontour Incognito would be my choice. Same performance/price as Original but far more flexible, and almost dead flat. Also smells interesting fresh out of the packet!
     
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    Never liked QED speaker cable myself... too bright!

    On the other hand, Gale 315 Strand from Richerssounds is only £1.99 per metre. It's flexible and quite easy to work with.
    Personally, I've tried quite a few cables and thought the Gale 315 was the only one that gave clarity and a real sense of scale with decent bass.

    My entire 7.1 THX system is wired with it, and my choice was based on performance, not price (I was prepared to pay at bit more).

    Really expensive cables I think are just 'different' sounding, not necessarily any better.... but I think this has been widely discussed before.
     
  9. Stereo Steve

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    Your local electrical shop will sell you some fairly chunky stuff for about 50p a meter and you won't be able to tell the difference. Or mains flex (here he goes again) is just as good.

    At the end of the day, your Eltax speakers are simply not capable of reflecting the differences in cables. I'm not having a go because I have Eltaxes in my office and they are fine speakers for the money. But I would never even consider spending serious money on cables for them. Better to save your cash towards the next (inevitable) upgrade.
     
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    www.maplin.co.uk code no> XR72P 79 strand hifi speaker cable.
    £0.69 per metre or cheaper by the roll.
    Works perfectly and does not cost much at all. :thumbsup:
     

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