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Discussion in ' Audio Hardware ' started by snorker , Apr 21, Log in or Sign up. Steve Hoffman Music Forums. First, I am pretty ignorant on cables, and until I joined this forum I didn't realize that cable could make much of a difference. The way my shelving is situated the right speaker is about 8 feet or so from the amp, but the left is much closer, only a couple feet away.
I understand that regardless both runs should be the same length, or so I've been told. Is this good cable for the money? Are there others I should look at in that price range or less that will be superior? Location: Croatia - Switzerland. I do not know for this model cable I have not had a chance to listen to , I guess that 's good. The question is will it fit into the system by your taste. Currently I have aq Mont Blanc and I am very very happy.
BigGame , Apr 21, You are correct: both speaker cables should be the same length. If Music Direct will allow you to return the cable if you don't like it, you could buy it, listen to it in your system and decide if you want to keep it. Kimber Kable has several speaker cables that are considered good and several that are cheaper than the Gibraltar that you may like: 4TC, 8TC, and 12TC.
Music Direct also carries Kimber. Audioquest has quality products, so you really can't go wrong buying it. However, all of this is highly subjective, so I would listen to as many cables as I could before buying, if I were you.
BTW, I am also considering taking advantage of that deal at Music Direct, but I'm in the process of moving and can't audition any cables now. For what it's worth, I think any of the cables that I've suggested or that you're already looking at will be an improvement over the XP. Preston , Apr 21, I went thru some speaker cable evaluations, including the Audioquest Rockefellers, one step down from the Gibraltars.
IMO, you'll get much better bang for the buck going used though. Enjoy the 'quest Erik Tracy , Apr 21, Location: Portland, Oregon. IMO, speaker cables can make an audible difference. It is much smaller than differences in sound between recordings, often much smaller than the differences between masterings of the same recordings. It is vastly smaller than differences among speakers.
So have fun, but be sure to keep your priorities straight, and also to try before you buy! Mike , Apr 21, SandAndGlass , johnny q , Schwinnparamount and 1 other person like this. Sound advice all another bad pun, I know.
With MusicDirect's return policy I suppose I can try them out and see, though as noted by Mike above, I'm not sure how audible the difference ought to be. Would it make sense to buy a couple different cables to audition and return the ones I like less?
Hate to have to lay out that much, but I'm not sure there's any better approach. SandAndGlass likes this. Location: Bklyn NY.
Lester Best , Apr 21, SandAndGlass , Schwinnparamount , basie-fan and 3 others like this. You could also try the usedcable. The Gibraltar's you mentioned are on sale, but I think you still might get a better deal going used. Alright, apparently they don't have the 10' length I need in the Gibraltar.
He suggested Rocket 44s. Seems like those are a bit lower down AQs line. Any thoughts on those? Location: LLanelli South Wales. Came across tnt audio on the net, They have a DIY section on cables. I have literally trsnsfirmed my system. Not heard better. The cable i made up was consisting of cat 5 wire from Maplins.
Can be sleeved to improve looks. It's not the fact that it is inexpensive it just sounds in a different class. Thorensman , Apr 21, Location: Toronto. Agitater , Apr 21, SandAndGlass , johnny q , basie-fan and 1 other person like this.
Location: NJ. I terminated it myself, but they will do it for you to your specs, if you prefer. Sounds great.
No need to spend big money on cables. My son is using it in his system, he preferred Kimber 8TC but need a 10Ft pair so I swapped cabled from my office system with him. He is using it a Marantz integrated amp, oppo 95 and Pioneer speakers. TommyTunes , Apr 21, Lester Best , Apr 22, Location: SE PA. Upinsmoke , Apr 22, SandAndGlass and snorker like this. Well, MusicDirect screwed up and did not have the 10' Rocket 44 in stock, so the order was cancelled.
A couple questions: if I were to biwire with those, can they make them terminated properly with spades or bananas? Do they just double the run? And is there a preference for the type termination, bananas or spades?
Email Blue Jeans Cable with your question. Of course the cables will be terminated properly. Agitater , Apr 26, Tell Blue Jeans what you need. They make custom cables for a decent price. Lester Best , Apr 26, Upinsmoke , Apr 26, You must log in or sign up to reply here.
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Looking for speaker cable, opinions wanted on AudioQuest Gibraltar
A sophisticated combination of extraordinary materials and extremely refined design lets Gibraltar… to equally honor all types of music. Electrical and magnetic interaction between strands in a conventional cable is the single greatest source of distortion, often causing a somewhat harsh, dirty and confused sound. Whether a conductor is solid or stranded, skin-effect is a prime distortion mechanism in speaker cables. Gibraltar very simply keeps this effect out of the audio range by using conductor sizes that are below the threshold for audible distortion. All conductors are solid, which prevents strand interaction, a major source of distortion.
AudioQuest Gibraltar Speaker Cables