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speaker cable help
« on: June 22, 2003, 07:09:37 PM »
I am looking to upgrade my cables, and want to spend somewhere in the 100 dollar range right now.  I need bi-wire, and that is about it.  Any help?

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Re:speaker cable help
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2003, 07:51:55 PM »
canare speaker cables are a nice cost effectve upgrade.  You can usually find them on ebay for relatively unexpensive, or kindkables.com carries them as well.

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Re:speaker cable help
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2003, 10:03:00 AM »
To maximize "bang for the buck" go with the used cables.  I don't really have any recommendations in the $100 price range.  You could contact Usedcables.com and they can make recommendations based on your system.

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Re:speaker cable help
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2003, 10:31:17 AM »
I'm really happy with my Canare 4S8 cable:

http://www.canare.com/speakercable.html

Available at Markertek for $0.41/foot.

Canare cable in general is often touted as an affordable but high quality solution, achieving 90% of the quality of high-end, expensive cables.  (How anyone can quantify this into percentages like 90% is beyond me, but it's just a number, after all).

Diminishing returns and all - is the extra 10% really worth the additional expenditure?  You be the judge.
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Re:speaker cable help
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2003, 10:48:35 AM »
Usedcable.com is a great place and the service is excellent.  I use a biwired pair of Vampire Wire cables that a local dealer recommended and they work great.  About $4 per foot, but not that much in total if you buy a biwired 8-foot pair.  I think that everything, including spade termination cost like $150.
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Re:speaker cable help
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2003, 12:28:02 PM »
I'd check out Frank @ Signal cable on Audiogon. Quite a few people are running his cable with great results. Check Audiogon.com & search for signal cable. I ran DH Labs with great results before I switched to MIT, I'd love to try my old DH labs 10's but I need bannana's with my new speakers. I think the DH labs T-14's would work well for you at around $100.00. I purchased mine from Jeff @ Value Audio, excellent customer service.
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Re:speaker cable help
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2003, 12:29:21 PM »
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Re:speaker cable help
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2003, 09:12:39 AM »
You could probably come across a pair of Kimber 4TC's for close to that price, depending upon length.  You can split the wires to run a biwire for a bit, and then pick up a pair of 4TC's later.  4TC/8TC makes a pretty good combo for not too much $$.  I ran it for awhile, then ran 8TC biwire for a bit.  Good detail and bass slam, precise soundstaging.  Good cable for the money.

 

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