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Van Damme Speaker Cables

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by ReTrO, May 3, 2003.

  1. ReTrO

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    Has anyone used Van Dammes range of speaker cables?

    They look like they have potential (the pro range), and are a nice blue colour. :D

    Any opinions?
     
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    I use the 4*2.5mm ones to my Celestions and they seem fine to me, better than the single run of 79strand that they replaced by a long shot but then you'd expect that.:)

    Yes I like the blue colour too.

    If you buy direct from Van Damme you can get the exact length you need at a more than reasonable cost.
     
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    That's the stuff I was thinking of.

    I'd probably buy a 50/100m drum of it and sell off the stuff I don't need.
     
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    I'll need about ~14M of speaker cable for rear surrounds Richard.
     
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    You'll need me to buy some first. :)

    May well do this in the start of the summer.

    Find myself a good cheap supplier.
     
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    Maplin sell V-D 2, 4 & 8 core spkr cable by the metre. I'm thinking of using their 4 or 8 core myself, but they also produce some clear-jacketed 'shotgun' OFC spkr cables which I'm trying to track down. They classify this is a 'HiFi' product as opposed to a 'Professional' product.
    see http://www.majeel.com/pvandamme.htm
    I'm using their starquad pro mic cable in my (home-constructed) balanced cables with good results. Van Damme produce high-quality cable at a sane price, IMO.
    I saw the spkr cable being used in a dem room at the Bristol show, but I can't find anybody that's selling it. Any ideas?


    Richard M
     
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    http://www.vdctrading.com/

    Buy direct and get the exact length you need, I bought 65m when I ran my cables. Much better than buying 50 or 100m drums from CPC and cheaper per meter too.

    Its not easy to hide though at 9mm (ish) round. I routed out my concrete floor with an SDS drill and a chisel bit:D
     
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    I always need more than I think, and friends etc usually need summit also.

    You need to buy at least 10m to get that cheap price, not too hard. :)
     
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    Oh I thought it was cheap stuff. I only need some for rear surround use - I'll look at 50P /M stuff or 2nd hand. And need 2x7M ASAP- got the poweramp, got the processor, got the speakers just sitting there twiddling it's thumbs.
     
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    Thanks for the info - http://www.vdctrading.com/ looks the best value4money to me - I'll be getting my cable and XLRs from them in future.
     

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