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Speaker Cable (not CAT5) for Canton CD1

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by deadfolk, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. deadfolk

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    Hi all,

    Can anyone who has the Canton CD1 recommend some good speaker cable? I have the CD1 on order, and I'm not looking to go crazy on price.

    I've seen a couple of recommendations on the forums, but I would be very grateful for advice from someone who actually has these speakers and can tell me what sounds good with them.

    HornyDragon said in another thread (here) that CAT5 would not suit these speakers, and provided a link to some unbranded stuff. HD - if you're reading this, have you tried this stuff (or CAT5) with the CD1? I've read a lot of your posts and trust your judgement, but I wasn't sure if you were recommending this stuff specifically or just pointing out 'this type of thing' if you know what I mean! :rolleyes:

    Anyway - if anyone takes the time to offer advice, I thank you in advance,

    Matt

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    Please ignore the 'not CAT5' in the title - I'm very open to the idea of CAT5 if it will be okay with the CD1
     
  2. Chickster

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    This is a late reply but I have the CD10's as rears on LS90 stands.

    Best not to go crazy on expensive cable but need something thin if you decide to put them on stands as the cable needs to run up the middle of the stand.

    I was recommended to use QED micro and this is an excellent choice.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. CJROSS

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    It will work fine has excellent LRC capability, its cheap, its err cheap and its cheap. Do a search above in this forum to see some of the kit its used with.
     
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    Isn't there a problem with the connectors on the cantons? Limited space or something like that?
     
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    KS - Ive used 2CAT5s into springclips terminals with tiny apertures, 3-6CAT5 into various Banana plugs, Various Binding posts. i would suggest 2CAT5 is space is tight, for rears still a prefectly viable cable 5-10m. IMHO.
     
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    I would agree, just i'm sure this has come up before.....
     
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    I keep meaning to try some Cat5 so i can give an honest opinion, but at the end of the day if anyone has any concerns, just use a bit of 42 or 79 strand speaker cable. cheap as chips and kinda... err designed for the job

    Regards

    JJ
     

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