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Speaker Cable Upgrade

admin_exported

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Hi All

I have the following components :

MF A3.2 CD,Pre/Power Amp + ProAc Studio 140 Floor standers, I have bi-wired them with QED Silver Anniversary, I want to upgrade
the speaker cable, what do you guys suggest ?

I have heard some good things about the Carnival speaker cable - would this cable suit the above system ? 

I can spend up to £15 per metre

Many thanks in advance for any advice

 

 
 
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Anonymous

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Chord Carnival is less than £6.00 per metre. I would go up to your budget personally. Atlas Hyper 2.0 works for me and I've got the 3.5 MF integrated amp.

Worth a demo if you can and look out for bargains on eBay.......
 
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Anonymous

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Not much info, what is it that you don't like about your current sound, and what specific improvements do you want to make?
 
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Anonymous

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Before you spend a boatload of cash, can I suggest trying Mark Grant cables and getting some Belden cable at £2/metre? Big thick copper cores do the job well, and these work very well for me, connecting my Cyrus 8vs2 amp and Proac Studio 110 speakers. And yes, I have tried it against far more expensive options as well - regretting it on the occasions I experimented with more expensive cable. For interconnects, I use Blue Jeans Cable LC-1 - again, for me a better sound than cables at at least twice the price I have paid previously. When I bought, 0.5m came in at £20 ish, plus delivery from the US.

FWIW I single wire - IMHO gives a more natural sound than bi-wiring. My experience of bi-wiring is that an airiness permeates the recording - but is the same for any recording, so appears to be artificially induced rather than a property of the music. I'm not an engineer, but I believe it's something to do with varying the resistance at the different terminals on your speakers????? Rather than having one value????
 
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Anonymous

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Thanks for all your responses

I want a clearer sound just wondering what the improvement would be to upgrade the cable either to Carnival, Rumour or Odyssey

Thanks
 

JoelSim

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If you want clearer stick with QED. Chord is bassier but not as much midrange, on the whole.

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Anonymous

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Go for the QED revelation, you will not be disapointed at all...

QED gives open sound, but this cable does not sound lean like the SA XT.

It is just a pain sticking banana plugs on it if you do it yourself!
 

Drummerdave

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Or...save up and try Kimber 4TC on 60 day trial. It made the biggest difference to the sound of my system. clearer sound, bigger soundstage, deeper bass.
 

Hi Fi Decision

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Chord Odyssey second hand on ebay would fall well inside your budget of £15 a metre, you may even be able to stretch to Epic in the current climate (second hand hi-fi prices are much lower than 6 months ago) which has a meatier sound than the Odyssey.
 

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