Which speaker cable?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Mike Dando, Jan 22, 2001.

  1. Mike Dando

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    Any recommendations for decent speaker cable?
    Upto £8 per meter, bi-wire if possible.

    Am I going to hear a difference between a more expensive cable and the £1.50 per meter
    stuff I am currently using?

    Online sites for buying would also be great.

    Thanks.

    Mike.
     
  2. Tim Ashdown

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    I use QED Qudos silver, £5 per metre or £8 per metre in bi-wire, picked up loads of awards, try and check out a few reviews (what hifi,hifi choice). If it helps I use them on a Denon A10se and kef reference thx speakers, and they sound marvellous on my dads musical fidelity x series/castle harlech setup. Most specialist dealers let you choose a selection of cables and audition them at home with a deposit. You can definately here a difference between these and richer sounds 5 star winning gale 105 cable at &1.50 per metre. But remember, good cables won't make the rest of your setup sound better than it is. If the rest of your kit isn't up to scratch, you may notice no difference.
     
  3. ReTrO

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    Mike: A decent cabel I can advise is Chord Cable Co. Ley Line 4. This is a silver plated acble similar to the QED as suggested above but in bi-wire form (There is Ley Line 2 single wire, £2/m). It costs £4/m, and is hard to find because it's an install cable and is not offered by most hifi shops.
    We stock it if you want it.

    Rick


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  4. Arthur.S

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    Mike, When I setup my 'Baldyplex' I needed a LOT of speaker cable. As it's not feasable to audition it, I found the best place for comparisons/tests to be What Hi-Fi mag.
    For the record, I chose 'Carnival' made by The Chord Company.

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  5. GaryG

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    Mike

    You really need to audition as many cables as possible in your own system so that you can get the right tonal balance and detail to match your personal preferences.

    To contrast Tim's post I tried the QED Qudos silver bi-wire and was impressed with the detail in the treble but it had less bass weight than my original cable (CableTalk 4 bi-wire). For a while I had the QED feeding the tweeters and the CableTalk feeding the woofers to give me the best compromise between detailed treble and deep, punchy bass. I then upgraded to CableTalk Concert bi-wire which gave be the detail of the Qudos Silver and the bass of the CableTalk 4.
    My equipment for reference is Krell monobloc amps and Kef Reference 4 speakers.

    Regards
    Gary
     

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