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Surround Speaker Cable – What kind?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by astro, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. astro

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    Hi all,

    I'm on the shop for cable for my surrounds (Mordaunt Short 906 or 903 Bipolars) I need something that's fairly thin and white as it'll be running along side the cornice and skirting – to please the missus!

    Was thinking about QED Original at £2.49 from Richer Sounds. Would this be a good option? Or any other cables better suited? It's being connected to a Pioneer AX3 amp if that makes any difference.

    Cheers

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    That's exactly what I went for with my new Denon AVR2803 and MA Radius speakers; I've stuck to QED cable for years now. I could've gone for QED Micro but thought I'd go for something a bit more substantial. As you say, it's wife-pleasing...
     
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    engaged,

    Thanks for that. How do you find the MJA Ref 100? I'm thinking of getting this, but need to get a demo first! all the dealers in my area keep trying to sell me the quake, but want to herar the MJ first.

    Astro
     
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    I'm more than happy with it. We wanted a system that could do both music AND home cinema, and ended up spending more than originally anticipated - I even got my wife to come along with me to local dealers, and I was impressed to find that she was okay about 'mission creep' on the initial budget.

    One of the reasons we went for the Ref 100 over the Quake was that it was available with a beech veneer finish, and it does look cvery nive indeed - really blends in with the carpet, furniture, etc. I also get the impression that it's more musical than the Quake; though quite how the Quake could be any better with cinema I really don't know..!

    Most people do seem to push the Quake for home cinema as it allegedly has more 'slam', something which we've got more than enough of thank you very much. Just lucky we live in a detached house...
     
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    well, the same as yourself, i've just moved to a detatched house (good excuse to upgrade the music setup!). I wasn't too sure about going for the Black or the 'real wood' effect on the subwoofer. I've got a rustic oak hardwwod floor, so i'm tempted to go for it. I'm glad you say the sub is good for music, as i felt that the Quake didn't impress me on that side, although the slam was good for movies
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    I played my first DVD-Audio discs and SACD discs last night on my two front channel speakers alone, and was completely blown away by how good the sound was (connected to my new Pioneer AX3 and 565A DVD) Was like smoking a spliff again for the first time!!!!
    Looking forward to adding the sub and the surround speakers to it too.

    How much did you pay for your Sub with the veneer?

    Astro
     
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    Sub was £400 with the beech veneer, from Sevenoaks.
     
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    Have a look at Ixos 607 which is about £1.80 per metre. This is a flat white cable which will run under carpets. It has an adhesive strip on one side which makes it useful for attaching to skirting boards.

    I use it for my M&K K4 rear speakers
     

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