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Meridian Interconnects upgrade questions

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by BBD, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. BBD

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    I want to upgrade the standard interconnects supplied with my Meridian (active) speakers. The original interconnects are made up of twin screened cable with all of the screens connected to the ground side of the phono at the amplifier end. I believe some people refer to this as Pseudo balanced. The original interconnects use what appears to be cheap cable and phono connectors. Should I replace them with a cable of the same construction or go for a more usual coaxial cable style lead? The run to the rear speakers is very long so I can't afford to buy interconnects at £40/metre for the rears. Should I use different interconnects (more expensive) for the fronts compared to the rears? I was also thinking about going down the DIY route to save money any opinions on this?

    Apologies if I've posted this in the wrong forum but this one seems the most relevant for interconnects.
     
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    If you want to keep it cheap, you might buy some high quality coaxial microphone cable (from Belden, Canare etc.) or similar with good RCA plugs (Eichmann Bullet, WBT).
     
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    Thanks garmtz, I noticed that a few people in the DIY forum are using high quality microphone cable. I have an electronics background so I'm confident in my abilities to manufacture a good quality lead. The problem is that most of these specialist cables have to be bought in large quantities so it would be nice to be confident of good results before forking out for a 100m drum of expensive cable.
     

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