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Speaker Cables - Sony or what?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by MalcT, Oct 24, 2002.

  1. MalcT

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    Hi Chaps

    Ok, bear with me you officianados (sic!) - this is a relative newbie here ! I have just bought some Sony Sa-VE835ED speakers (cos I love Sony !). Take that as read (no comments/opinions please you audiophile snobs !!). My question is, are the supplied cables good enough or can I improve the sound with better cables without breaking the overdraft again (I do have a limited budget like most of you out there)?

    My set-up is:
    Pioneer DVD 656
    Sky+ box
    Tosh 36ZT18P
    Sony 1080 Amp
    Speakers as above
    Component cable: Supra
    Scart: Philex Thor
    Digital: Supra X-ZAC

    i.e. I want a good speaker cable !!

    Thanks

    MalcT
     
  2. MarkE19

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    IMO

    Go to Richer Sounds and borrow their box of leads.:)
    If you can hear an improvement then spend some cash/if you can't, don't.

    There has been many a discussion on here about cables, and it is all down to the individual. Bell wire has been compared to £5/metre speaker cable and little if any improvement heard:confused:

    There are plenty of retailers that will part you from your hard earned, leaving you with little or no improvement.:mad:
     
  3. Steve_e42

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    Glad to see another Sony 835 owner! I use the cables that came with the set, would be interested if you find any differences with other brands.
     
  4. Rickyj @ Kalibrate

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    I know this was thread was started a long time ago, but did any of you 835 owners try different speaker wire.

    Was there any noticable difference?

    Are all you owners still owners, or have you found any problems yet?

    I am currently thinking bout the 835 speakers as an option as a sat/sub package, after also testing the VM1's and Kef 2005, I can't warrant the extra £400+ for a small difference in the home cinema quality. Plus, they get the girlfriend approval for both looks and sound, as she sat in all demos. Plus it should mean I could upgrade my amp from a Sony 930 to a 1080.

    Thanks

    Ricky
     
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    Very starnge I am considering a Sony 1080 and VM1's/Kef 2005/Sony 835ED. The thing thats really troubling me is that the 1080 and 835ED can be bought for less than just the other 2 speaker packages (without receiver). Is it just really brand snobery or is there a real improvement? The thing that got me thinking like this is that i had a listen to the Kef 2005 (eggs) at the weekend and they really didn't blow me away like £800 worth of satalites should?

    Many people seem to think that the sony 1080 and 835ED together make a great system, and the other half just say that sony speakers are crap FULL STOP!

    God I wish I had some decent HI-FI shops nearby to actually get a proper test on this stuff.....................:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  6. DanAshmoreUK

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    Just thought id say that i bought the Sony STR-1080 receiver about a month ago and i got advice of a freind saying that the sony's speakers are crap? i cant say that i agree because ive never heard the speakers in action b4.
    In case you were wondering i use the Eltax Liberty 5.0 speaker package from richersounds (heres the link if you wanna buy them)
    http://www.richersounds.co.uk/index.php?f=itemdetl.php&p=205791 these cost £250 and i think they are really worth it!:D
    because the receiver is a 6.1 decode i also wish to add a Eltax Sub 12R Subwoofer and another Eltax Liberty Centre speaker for FULL 6.1 DECODING:smashin:
    ---Ashmore---
     
  7. Rickyj @ Kalibrate

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    I had a friend that advised me in exactly the same way, sony speakers are useless! But then when i quizzed him further, he said he hadn't even heard them. :confused:

    I have heard them, only in a local Sony centre, which is not the best of places to have a demo. But to me they sounded pretty damn good (hooked upto a 1080), and i will be getting them soon, just as soon as i have sold off some of my mission speakers i currently have.

    Thanks for the advice about the eltax, but i was actually after a sub/sat package, which is why i am selling the missions that i already have. Just need to save space.:D

    Anyone know where i can see some of the reviews that have been in magasines for them, as i have rather stupidly missed all of them.

    Cheers

    Ricky
     
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    Just thought id give you the update i bought the Eltax sub 12R and OMFG! What a beast!!!! i think its 200-250watts, im VERY IMPRESSED with it!!!:D
     
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    It's not uncommon as many people's knowledge of hifi and AV comes second hand.
     
  10. MartinImber

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    The 930 is a very good amp and from chatting to others on this forum, don't cross grade to anything in the same price range - upgrade to next level otherwise you won't be happy.:(

    eg up to £800
     
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    Try the Electric Town link at the bottom of this thread!

    Mark.
     

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