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Input regarding BJC audio cables?

!!!Please, no "snake-oil" debates. They aren't helpful!!!

I have a pretty decent upper-end stereo and multi-channel setup used for both music and home theater.

I'm looking at downsizing my audio cable investment, and am interested in inputs from people having taken the time to perform listening comparisons between BJC (Blue Jeans Cable) and other more pricy brands (Transparent, Kubala, etc). I'm NOT interested in inputs from people who have NOT actually compared -- and please, no soapboxes!

I'm very satisfied BJC video cables are top notch in performance, but audio is a different application and hence my asking. (I see Audioholics specifically likes the BJC 5T00UP 10AGW speaker cables -- I find them to work well on my center channels, somewhat relaxed highs and a seemingly good midrange and bottom.)

The primary cable I'm interested in is a 15ft balanced run from preamp to poweramp, other possibilities would be 5.1 RCA cables, plus surround and perhaps main speaker cables. Since the components are pretty high quality, differences are usually audible.

Any inputs?

Thanks -- Trevor

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Re: Input regarding BJC audio cables?

No response? I read the "Laughing At The Customers" thread and a couple people who posted indicated they had in fact compared with BJC cable. I take it that in reality, they hadn't?

How about other cables such as Signal Analog Two or Heartland or others that might be diamonds in the rough?

-- Trevor

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Re: Input regarding BJC audio cables?

I have used Canare 4S11 speaker wire which is one of the offerings from BJC. It is a very nicely built wire with some seemingly sound construction techniques and materials. Personally, sound wise, I would prefer twisted pair/zip cord, even with its' dreaded PVC jacket. The Canare is available from www.markertek.com for considerbly less than the BJC asking price. I have 2-15' pairs collecting dust that I'd be happy to sell ya for a song!

I had BJC build me a digital interconnect (which I still use today) with Canare LV77S and Canare RCAPs. The LV77S replaced the "Digiflex Gold" which was a longtime Stereophile recommended digital data interconnect. Of the numerous coaxial and toslink cables under $100.00 I have tried it easily bested them all.

RG

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