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help with a speaker cable sellection

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by rmask, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. rmask

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    I’d probably make my own from 12 gauge copper cable or braid 14 gauge to the fronts if I was feeling “exotic”.

    Your system may benefit from silver cable if you think the higher frequencies are a little life-less.

    <Ducks for cover to miss the imminent cable war>
     
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    sorry, but what is the meaning of "gauge" ? :)
     
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    Gauge is the thickness of the wire. The smaller the number the thicker the cable.

    AS you probably have gathered, I do not subscribe to the need of anything fancy. As long as the ends make a good contact, and wire is adequately shielded, I find little difference to justify spending large sums of money.

    But there will be other who disagree with me.
     
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    and what are the ratios? XX gauge = YY square milimeters?


    i'm personally quite a bit sceptical about "star metal" audiocables too, havent thought any scientifical explanation why superduperexpensivecables are better than regullar ofc, the only reason i can think of, is that a lot of people like to pay for nice packaging, marketing, brand, impressive descriptions and so on :)
     
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    thanks HarryT2

    by the way do you have any cable brand or shielding recommendations?
     
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    No particular brand of cable. In fact I think it is a no-name generic special!
     
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    I would use CAT5 for the front 3 and use QED original for the rears.
     

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