speaker wire ?

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Re: speaker wire ?

Post by Spinner45 » 26 May 2018 07:43

EdAInWestOC wrote:I tried lots of speaker wire but if your system is resolving enough try Kimber 8TC. It isn't cheap but it makes a difference.
Yeah, makes a difference in your wallet. :roll:

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Re: speaker wire ?

Post by cafe latte » 26 May 2018 08:00

Spinner45 wrote:
EdAInWestOC wrote:I tried lots of speaker wire but if your system is resolving enough try Kimber 8TC. It isn't cheap but it makes a difference.
Yeah, makes a difference in your wallet. :roll:
What about the missing socks though that is quite strong evidence? :)
Chris

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Re: speaker wire ?

Post by Spinner45 » 26 May 2018 16:16

cafe latte wrote:
Spinner45 wrote:
EdAInWestOC wrote:I tried lots of speaker wire but if your system is resolving enough try Kimber 8TC. It isn't cheap but it makes a difference.
Yeah, makes a difference in your wallet. :roll:
What about the missing socks though that is quite strong evidence? :)
Chris
There were no socks, silly.
Couldn't afford to buy them because the wire was so expensive.

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Re: speaker wire ?

Post by cafe latte » 26 May 2018 23:24

Ahh all making sense now :lol:
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Re: speaker wire ?

Post by RobertinMn2 » 29 May 2018 03:20

I use Axiom speaker for years now--very happy with it and it's "normally" priced. I probably read about here a long time ago. I make my own interconnects using Mogami Mic wire. great stuff.

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Post by katana1100 » 29 May 2018 15:24

I have seen speaker wire at Lowe’s / Home Depot where one wire was copper and the other was aluminum ..
There is also copper plated aluminum wire being sold.

Kimber cable- I have a pretty revealing system ( esl speakers, both ss and tube amp, six tt’s) and could hear no
Difference between the kimber cable and my greenish looking radio shack 12g super cable that I bought 35 years ago. I use the kimber only because it looks better. If I didn’t get it for free, I would not have bought it.

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Re: speaker wire ?

Post by Alec124c41 » 29 May 2018 15:33

I think that I might take a pair of my dollar-store #16 speaker wires, freeze them, attach magnets to them , and place small rocks on them, to see if it makes any difference. ;)

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Post by jujodad » 29 May 2018 16:17

I just recently spent a little less than forty dollars for 250 feet of No. 10awg on ebay. I am running fairly long runs and expecting to put a bit of power thru for party time get togethers. I felt that was a fair price for wire of that guage.

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Re: speaker wire ?

Post by Spinner45 » 29 May 2018 16:50

Alec124c41 wrote:I think that I might take a pair of my dollar-store #16 speaker wires, freeze them, attach magnets to them , and place small rocks on them, to see if it makes any difference. ;)

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I'll bet you can get the rocks out of some people's heads. :shock:

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Re: speaker wire ?

Post by cafe latte » 29 May 2018 23:10

Alec124c41 wrote:I think that I might take a pair of my dollar-store #16 speaker wires, freeze them, attach magnets to them , and place small rocks on them, to see if it makes any difference. ;)

Cheers,
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:lol: :lol:

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Post by RobertinMn2 » 30 May 2018 00:09

I like the Axiom cable--it doesn't cost much and it is very flexible--I had to make longer runs and did so by going under the floor and back up again--three runs for each front speaker because I tri amped the imperial nines.

10 gauge wire is ridiculous. with 1 gauge you can run more than 100ft without signal degradation.

No, I didn't freeze my axion with dry ice first, they're just fine straight out of the box they came in. I like the look of it and it matches my home made interconnects. which were dirt cheap to make and sound wonderful.

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Re: speaker wire ?

Post by jujodad » 04 Jun 2018 15:36

With 100 ft. of 1 awg you can weld structural steel without signal degradation.

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Re: speaker wire ?

Post by cats squirrel » 04 Jun 2018 16:04

I'm putting together a cheapo sound system (vinyl based) using a £10 class D amplifier and JPW Sonata speakers. Although the 'speakers were deemed very good in their day, the little class D amplifier is questionable. To wire the two together I used silicone covered hook-up wire, of half decent size.

The sound was good, a little bass heavy, and lacking a bit of treble sparkle. There was a little distortion, from time to time.

Two days ago, I replaced this wire with Cambridge Audio Ultra100 cable, a multi-stranded silver coated copper wire. I was not expecting a changed (I just wanted the hook-up wire!), but a change there was! I've been sceptical, up until now, a piece of wire is just a piece of wire**, after all! BUT, the bass bloom has disappeared, treble is sparkling again, and the distortion banished. Ambient sounds (and breath noises) are much clearer.

My estimation of the amplifier (and 'speakers) has gone up (already quite high), so I would suggest you look at good quality 'speaker leads if you want to max the goodness in your hifi kit.

** of course wire is wire, but into that equation must be added amplifier and loudspeaker, most amplifiers and 'speakers are not the same, so results will differ.

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Re: speaker wire ?

Post by RobertinMn2 » 05 Jun 2018 22:22

jujodad wrote:With 100 ft. of 1 awg you can weld structural steel without signal degradation.
I meant to say "12 G"--not "1 G".

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Re: speaker wire ?

Post by RobertinMn2 » 05 Jun 2018 22:25

The signal flows through the wires, not on them. Silver coated wire is a waste of money. You just got better copper, that's all.

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