Speaker Cable Advice Needed

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  1. MundoKev

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    Having only just discovered that a good quaility speaker cable might improve the sound on my cinema surround system I have a couple of questions

    As the supplied wire was just a bog standard affair, I am looking to get something a bit better without it costing me the earth

    I have been reading some of the articles and was mesmerised by some of the terminology

    For example "skin effect" what is that all about (no please don't tell me)

    All I am looking for is a cheap upgrade to the wiring for a noticeable difference in the sound quaility if possible

    I have found the item below and it LOOKS OK, but as a newbie, I could be wrong

    Any advice would be appreciated (please keep it simple)

    Superior Quality Speaker/Audio cable (sold by the metre)

    This cable is from my high quality audio range

    Details:

    1)Quality Figure of 8 Audio Cable

    2) Oxygen Free (OFC) bare copper stranded conductors

    3) 99.999% pure copper strands

    4) Very flexible transparent PVC jacket

    5) Suitable for HI-FI, Home or Car Stereo Systems

    Technical Data:

    Conductors - 2x2.2mm
    Inner Conductors - 196 x 0.12 mm (28/7/0.12mm)
    Outer Diameter - 2 x 4.0 mm
    Available by the metre
    Please order by the metre at 99p per metre, postal charges are included in this price.
     
  2. Dfour

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    At that price it migth be worth buying enough to setup your front l/r speakers with it and to a subjective listening test after giving it a few hours to burn-in. Ie just leave your system playing something on repeat for a 2-3 hours or more say over night or when you are out. You may have found yourself a bargain. Good Old EBAY ;) I would try this though as I am sure there are a few people on here using it. :D
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=32833&item=5705574929&rd=1


    I use QED Silver Anniversary but its not cheap at approx.£5 a metre:eek:
     
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    MundoKev what kit are you using?
     
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    Using the Eltax Nova all in one system

    I also have a Videologic DTS system, but have not got around to installing it yet

    Just seen these also on ebay, any ideas which is the better quality option

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=32833&item=5706626355&rd=1

    This is the link to the first item

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=14932&item=5705316667&rd=1

    And another

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=14932&item=5705016187&rd=1

    It's just that the cable that came with my kit seems quite thin, and I need to make sure I am not just buying more of the same

    Thanks for the help
     
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    Dont think that thick cable =quality because that a good trap to fall into. I would still say the Ixos cable i found would be better than the no name stuff. In the end its your money and ears.
     

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