I was curious to know what others experiences are with using a solid core speaker wire verses a multi-stranded one in their system. I have always used a multi-strand type wire on my own speakers but recently decided to order a set of solid core speaker wires from Anti-Cable. The cables haven't arrived yet so I don't have any experiences of my own yet to comment on the two types.
I am curious to see what the Anti-Cables can do and the price of them was reasonable enough to justify giving them a shot. I have seen mainly good reports from many others who have switched to this solid core cable with thin jacket. I must admit that I do have a part of me that is skeptical about this design since it takes a completely opposite approach of almost every other well know cable manufacturer on the market. But with that said, can all these other people be wrong with their experiences with them? If they work as well as advertised why isn't everyone else in that market jumping ship to this design?
What should a solid core wire do better or worse compared to a multi-strand type in regards to sound quality?
My only concern with the Anti-Cable design is the very thin shielding they have. I have old school hardwood floors with rounded off nail heads that protrude up off the surface of the wood throughout the listening room and the last thing I want is to have the cables arc'ing off the nail heads and zapping my equipment due to their thin shielding.
I am going to try and route them under the floor along the basement ceiling and back up to the speaker location to try and prevent the above scenario from happening. Will see how that works.
I thought I also read somewhere that the cables should be several feet apart from each other to avoid interference. I am assuming this is referring to the Left & Right speaker cables and not the Positive & Negative cables for each stereo pair? That would seem almost impossible to accomplish if referring to the stereo pairs.
Thanks for any info you can provide