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Cable Upgrade ???

stevee1966

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I currently use a Gotham GAC-1 interconnect and QED Silver Anniversary XT speaker cables. Thinking about going down the Atlas route and replacing the above with Hyper Integra interconnect and Hyper 2.0 speaker cable.

The above will cost £250 to £300.

Money well spent or wasted ???
 
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the record spot

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Atlas Navigator to Fisual RCAs. I use both in my system. One cost about £220, the other a tenner. Hardly any difference. Not £200-worth...
 

tomlinscote

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As with all things HiFi, try to borrow the part you are wanting to upgrade with, substitute it for your part and see if you can hear any difference. If not well no harm done, if yes then is the difference worth the extra outlay. Then beware of the upgrade bug!!!!
 

TrevC

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stevee1966 said:
I currently use a Gotham GAC-1 interconnect and QED Silver Anniversary XT speaker cables. Thinking about going down the Atlas route and replacing the above with Hyper Integra interconnect and Hyper 2.0 speaker cable.

The above will cost £250 to £300.

Money well spent or wasted ???
Wasted. Interconnects do nothing to the sound and speaker cables need to have low series resistance. Thick ones, in other words. There are many 4 and 6mm multistrand copper cables being sold on ebay at reasonable prices, but why not just stick with what you have? Despite what you may have read silver and copper cables will sound the same.
 

Singslinger

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tomlinscote said:
As with all things HiFi, try to borrow the part you are wanting to upgrade with, substitute it for your part and see if you can hear any difference. If not well no harm done, if yes then is the difference worth the extra outlay. Then beware of the upgrade bug!!!!
I agree. Changing cables and interconnects will change the sound but this may not necessarily be an improvement to your ears. Best to try and borrow first and listen in your own system.
 

stevee1966

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pauln said:
Why not read through the many existing threads on the subject?
The above could be the reply to 99% of the threads on this forum, so let's all take your advice and have a static forum with no new input.
 

abacus

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As I have said many times before, ignore Hi Fi cable manufactures, Dealers & Magazines and pop down to your local music store who will supply you with what the professionals use. (The ones that make the music you are listening to)

Hope this helps

Bill
 

andyjm

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stevee1966 said:
I currently use a Gotham GAC-1 interconnect and QED Silver Anniversary XT speaker cables. Thinking about going down the Atlas route and replacing the above with Hyper Integra interconnect and Hyper 2.0 speaker cable.

The above will cost £250 to £300.

Money well spent or wasted ???
With speaker cables, size matters. Pretty much everything else is irrelevant, particularly daft sounding names made up by some guy in the marketing department.

"Silver Anniversary XT" "Hyper Integra" - give me a break.

What's wrong with "2.5mm cross sectional area, 79 strands per conductor" - at least you know what you are buying.
 

nima

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Only home demo and your ears matter. Everything else is irrelevant. Especially a PC gang on a hifi forum.
 

csq2

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I just bought QED's new Audio 40 interconnects. It improved the resolution of the music and did change how music was presented. Do cables make a difference, yes, but it is not a huge difference. If you want a really want an improved sound, get better speakers as I find the RX6 bright and not musical enough. I suggest the new ATC bookshelf speakers + subwoofer combo.
 

Broner

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nima said:
Only home demo and your ears matter. Everything else is irrelevant. Especially a PC gang on a hifi forum.
Such as whether the sound actually changes...
 

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