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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by briandzo, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. briandzo

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    im in the process of setting up my home cinema system.

    Naturally i dont want to cost cut on speaker cable
    to the 6 speakers.

    but after looking at QED's cables and prices
    this is going to add a lot to the budget
    some £150 worth of cable reqd.

    this brought back a memory......

    Some 15 years ago i visited a pro audio manufacture.
    After commenting on the quality of there speakers in there
    demo labs and asking the cost of the speakers (£20,000), i was curious to know what cable they used to drive them.

    it was 3 core mains cable u can buy from B&Q for next to nothing.
    u know that solid copper stuff that supplies all your leccy in the house.

    i was amazed and this chap said it was as good as the most expensive cable out there. if u want to waste your money on expensive cable then go ahead. this stuff is just as good.

    on that memory im off to look at the diy's shop stock.

    anyone else used mains cable for there speakers ???

    Brian..
     
  2. alexs2

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    Years ago,I did,before finding that it didn't come close to the Monster cable that I bought soon after.....that was an old Litz design cable on sale about 20yrs ago,and whilst the mains cable was better than bell wire,it didnt come close to even the old purpose built cable I've just mentioned,let alone things like even some of Kimber's cheaper offerings such as their cheaper AV cables(www.russandrews.com) or QED's stuff.

    I now use a mixture of Kimber 4TC and 8TC for my current speakers...expensive,but good.....you may well find QED worth a look.
     
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    briandzo,

    I do not use mains cable but I would suggest the excellent Maplin XR72P: £0.69/mt
     
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    I use some orange mains cable for my rear speakers (Mission 700s) and am very pleased with the output.

    I think it was about £10 for 30 meters :D
     
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  6. RallyofDiscover

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    I suggest you look at the Digital optical cable post under Amplifiers and receivers - This also covers Speaker cables and if you check my original reply it may confirm your feelings!
     

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