need new speaker wire for...old 5.1 setup

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  1. CaptGadget

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    I have a Logitech Z5400 5.1 kit which i used for my bedroom (PC/TV) the speaker cable which came with it is on its way out now...

    i am looking to replace the cable on the whole kit with something as good or better if possible for reasonable price but i cannot seem to find anything decent, could someone take a look at the tech spec and tell me what kind of cable i would need please? :lease:

    front 3 speakers would need max :- 6-7M cable
    rear 2 will need about 12M

    TECH SPEC :-

    Specification:

    PC multimedia home theatre speaker system
    Speaker Type - Active
    Nominal Output Power (Total) - 310 Watt
    Max (RMS) Output Power (Total) - 620 Watt
    Response Bandwidth 35 - 20000 Hz
    Input Impedance - 9.5 kOhm
    Signal-To-Noise Ratio - 99 dB
    Output Level (1m) - 103 dB
    THX certified - Yes
    Audio Amplifier - Integrated
    Built-in Decoders - Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital, DTS decoder
    Controls - Mute, volume
    Detachable Grilles - Yes

    Speakers Included:

    2 x right/left channel speaker - 38 Watt
    2 x right/left rear channel speaker - 38 Watt
    1 x centre channel speaker - 42 Watt
    1 x subwoofer - 2-way - 116 Watt - wired

    Driver Details:

    Satellite speaker : 1 x full-range driver - 2.5" aluminium
    Subwoofer : 1 x subwoofer driver - 6.5"

    Connections:

    1 x digital 5.1 channel audio line-in
    1 x audio line-in
    2 x digital audio input (optical)
    1 x digital audio input (coaxial)


    any help would be much appreciated...

    cheers guys..:)
     
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    What connections do you have on the ends of your current cables?

    Often these PC oriented systems have non-AV type plugs on the ends which can make replacement difficult.
     
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    its standard speaker wire not sure if there is a special name for it but just a twin cable with 2 exposed soldered (+/-) ends

    like this:-

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    I bought this cable off ebay thinking it would be good enough but the sound quality is very low and doesnt handle it too well....
     
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    That is pretty thin wire, you don't want to spend a fortune for the speakers you have there though.

    Check out the power buy section at the top of the forum here, at least one vedor is offering Van Damme Blue at a good price.
     
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    which one do i need from these 3

    2 x 4.0mm Blue Series
    2 x 2.5mm Blue Series
    2 x 1.5mm Blue Series
     
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    anyone?? :confused:
     

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