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Alunm
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Speaker Cable Issue

I’m not trying to reopen the contentious issue about whether or not cables make a difference. I am a bit of a sceptic as I’ve tried to compare AudioQuest, Shunyata, Kimber cable and Chord recently and could discern not much difference whatsoever despite repeating these tests over a 2 week period. But then I tired some XLR cables at fairly significant price difference and heard quite obvious improvements of the higher quality cables.

However, 3 years ago I was sold speaker cables that the dealer claimed were the best he had ever heard. I was unhappy with the sound so tried out a Shunyata Cobra cable. The improvement was profound in every single aspect of music reproduction. Even volume was higher, high frequency was smooth as opposed to thin and harsh, mid range and voices were infinitely improved and bass was tighter, much more punch and much much more controlled. Unfortunately I cannot remember the name of the cable the guy sold me. I cannot exaggerate the vast improvement of the Shunyata cable - it was instantly extremely obvious, required no careful listening and was audible from other rooms in the house. It was as if I had upgraded my entire system to stuff 5 times or more the price.

My question is - what on earth could’ve been wrong with the initial cables? Would it be a simple case of extremely high resistance in the cable itself? What other properties of that cable could have been so poor as to have such a profoundly detrimental affect on the sound? I think it was thin wire - about 24 AWG - could that have made such a difference at a length of 3 meters?

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What cables

HELP REQUIRED
Good evening , I am new to this after 40 years ago buying my 1st turntable I have now gone back to old school vinyl ...I have purchased a Rega planar 6 exact MM cartridge with Rega elicit r amp and bowers Wilkins CM9’s.

I need the last ingredient of what speaker cables?

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I'm more than capable enough

I'm more than capable enough splicing my own wires and fitting end connectors. Here're the wires I use and connectors:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0076SFE9Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.glsaudio.com/GLS-Audio-Banana-Plug-Speaker-Connectors--Black-Chrome-Generation-4--20-Pack_p_355.html

The 10 gauge wire is more than enough to push 600 watts 6 feet on either side:

712-SHv-DVou-L-SL1500

20200219-094218

I run a bi-wire setup utilzing the above wire:

20200124-093042

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Please post links as links.

Please post links as links. This website's GUI makes cut-and-paste almost impossible.

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Kal Rubinson wrote:
Kal Rubinson wrote:

Please post links as links. This website's GUI makes cut-and-paste almost impossible.

How?

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If I try to highlight/select

If I try to highlight/select a section of text, the GUI highlights portions distant from my cursor. It is only one of such issues with the GUI.

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