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Andrew/Clare/Anyone - Speaker cables?

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Hello friends,

I have finally finalized on my first budget Hi-Fi (phew!!!)


MS 902i+PM6002

Thanks
for all your help. I'll be initially starting with the CA 540D dvd
player as both for movie playing & CD playback. I'll buy a CD
player a little later (as i am a little tight on budget). I am now
exploring a suitable speaker cable for my system. I like the vocals of
my music to be full bodied, not a very bright treble, nice deep base (i
know can't expect too much from a stand mount but whatever best i can
get).

Following are the speaker cable brands that are available in my city which i can buy:

QED, The Chord Company, Audio Quest, Accell, Monster

I have read on some other posts that the QED Silver Anniversary tends to be a bit bright.

So, i had the following questions that i would request you guys to answer for me:

1.
Will the QED Original speaker cable be sufficient for a modest budget
system like mine? Or do i really need to go for the Chord Carnival SS
speaker cables? How much difference will they make? Is there any other
speaker cable you would suggest from the above mentioned brands?

2. How important are the Banana plugs? Do they make a significant difference to the audio quality? Do i need them?

3. Is bi-wiring requiered for the 902i's? What major difference
will it make for the audio quality from suggest modest speakers? Or
single wiring will be good enough?
Please suggest. Thank you in advance.
 

Gerrardasnails

Well-known member
Sep 6, 2007
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G9:
Hello friends,

I have finally finalized on my first budget Hi-Fi (phew!!!)


MS 902i+PM6002

Thanks
for all your help. I'll be initially starting with the CA 540D dvd
player as both for movie playing & CD playback. I'll buy a CD
player a little later (as i am a little tight on budget). I am now
exploring a suitable speaker cable for my system. I like the vocals of
my music to be full bodied, not a very bright treble, nice deep base (i
know can't expect too much from a stand mount but whatever best i can
get).

Following are the speaker cable brands that are available in my city which i can buy:

QED, The Chord Company, Audio Quest, Accell, Monster

I have read on some other posts that the QED Silver Anniversary tends to be a bit bright.

So, i had the following questions that i would request you guys to answer for me:

1.
Will the QED Original speaker cable be sufficient for a modest budget
system like mine? Or do i really need to go for the Chord Carnival SS
speaker cables? How much difference will they make? Is there any other
speaker cable you would suggest from the above mentioned brands?

2. How important are the Banana plugs? Do they make a significant difference to the audio quality? Do i need them?

3. Is bi-wiring requiered for the 902i's? What major difference
will it make for the audio quality from suggest modest speakers? Or
single wiring will be good enough?
Please suggest. Thank you in advance.

1. The QED cable will be more than enough.
2. Banana plugs won't make a difference to the sound, they just make things easier when moving things around and so on.
3. No need to bi-wire with your system at all.
 
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Anonymous

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1) Is the Chord SS much more than the QED in your city? In the UK they are pretty much the same. Given your explanation of desired sound I think the Chord is a good option.

2) Banana plugs are there largely for convenience. They give a more secure connection but are not essential.ÿ

3) If you are on a budget I wouldn't biwire. Something like the SS will be fine. You may also want to replace the metal bars linking the terminals on the back of your speakers with some jumper cables. These can either be bought on their own or you could make some from the speaker cable you buy.
 
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Anonymous

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Chord SS is quite expensive here. Almost double the price of a QED Silver Anniversary.......ridiculous it is.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
G9,

Why post twice? I suggest you cancel your post on the other forum and just use this one.
 

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