what kind of speaker cables do you guys use?

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siven

Guest
right now i'm using budget speakercable to connect my 7.1 setup

but i'm thinking of switching to better ones............untill i saw the monster cable prices.......pretty expensive i must say

Does anyone have better solution to bi-wire a 7.1 setup, with terminals (i prefer banana) while not making the costs greater then that of your amp!!!!
 

Ian J

Banned
Read Nic Rhodes lengthy dissertation in General Hardware on biwiring which can be summarised in two words - don't bother.

There are more arguments in the forum about speaker cable and it's effect on the sound than anything else.

I compromise by using a mid price cable (QED Silver Anniversary) on the fronts and a cheaper flat cable (Ixos 607) for the rears and am happy with the sound.
 
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uncle eric

Guest
Without going off into a comatose inducing prose
Some of the best speakers in the world are not bi-wirable. That says something right there.
 
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Lowrider

Guest
Wilson, Sonus Faber, Dynaudio... just to name a few... :p
 
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graham.myers

Guest
my "lowly" 5.1 uses QED Silver anniversary except the sub which is a phono cable
 

CodeThief

Active Member
I use CAT5 bi-wired (only because thats the design I found) for the fronts (Q1s) and ****ty bellwire for the rears (****ty old speakers). Will get around to replacing speakers and cable eventually :rolleyes:

Dave
 
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jag

Guest
I use QED Bronze Special Edition @ £3 a metre. Don't know whats so special about it but it does look nice against the wood flooring and orange walls :D
 
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stranger

Guest
kimber 8vs-front and centre-Dynaudio audience 42 and 42c
cable talk the flat one-surrounds and centre back-Mission 77ds and 2 paradigm pdr10s.
cambridge pacific lfe to servo-15.
 

Guest
QED Genesis bi-wire. Definite, big improvements in sound quality - whether due to the improvement in cable or bi-wiring I'll never know....
 
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Lowrider

Guest
DPA (Deltec) black sixteen for front and center, Cable Talk 3.1 for surround...
 
C

Charlie Whitehouse

Guest
Transparent Music Wave Super Bi-Wire for front L&R.

Transparent Music Wave Super Single Wire for Centre.

Nordost Solar Wind Bi-Wire for Surrounds. :)
 
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Taz

Guest
Thanks to ReTro I now have some tasty Chord Rumour (£19 pm)

So I was thinking of bi-wiring my doorbell with my old QED silver ann. do you think it will sound better?? the 'Ding' a bit brighter? the 'Dong' a bit deeper?? hmmmm... will try it later.


Taz.:cool:

:D :D :D
 
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eddiea

Guest
I think a Sub would improve your doorbell, could even double as a hall table.
 

lynx

Moderator
Originally posted by Taz
the 'Dong' a bit deeper?? hmmmm... will try it later
Mmm, sounds interesting.I could be doing with that.Let me know how you fare. ;) :D
 

ReTrO

Well-known Member
Currently running the following (will no doubt go out the windwo when off to Uni.)

Centre Chord Odyssesy Bi-wire (£34/m)
L/R/Sub (external amp) Chord Carnival Bi-wire (£7/m)
Rears Chord Ley Line 2 (£3/m)


My centre speaker cabel is only 2foot long mind!:)
 

groundy

Standard Member
QED Silver Anniversary for my Fronts/Center.

QED Original for the Rears (managed to fit it under the skirting too :)).

QED Phono for the Sub.
 
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Grimley

Guest
I use 1.5mm twin & earth lighting cable for the front & centre speakers.

1mm twin & earth lighting cable for the rear speakers.

Picked this tip up back in the late 80's, it was something the hi-fi mags raved on about back then & it Sounds Ok to me!

don't use 2.5mm ring main cable, It's a nightmare to bend into speaker * & amp terminals especially if they are springclip terminals!
 

Jase

Distinguished Member
Currently using Chord Carnival all round.
 
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siven

Guest
thanks you guys,
I might go for the qed silver bi-wire line of cables for my fronts and center and the original bi-wire for my four surround speakers...
 

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