recommend me some good speaker cables
May 20, 2012 at 8:24 PM Post #2 of 20

PurpleAngel

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recommend me a few good speaker cables for my system
 
amp: mcintosh mc275
speakers: b&w 805d, Omega Super 8 Alnicos
 
thank you in advance

I usually get what ever Home Depot or Fry's has in stock.
 
May 20, 2012 at 10:34 PM Post #4 of 20

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But speakers cables matters if you care about the sound quality, no?

How does one tell the difference in quality anyway?
As far as I know, no one is testing the difference brands of speaker wire.
I'm guessing it's mass produced at different factories in China.
 
May 21, 2012 at 10:39 PM Post #5 of 20

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but speakers cables matters if you care about the sound quality, no?

 
Not unless you've got the top high end system. In that case, usually cables are the only thing left to spend money on.
 
May 22, 2012 at 3:18 PM Post #8 of 20

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Not unless you've got the top high end system. In that case, usually cables are the only thing left to spend money on.

i kind of considered my system as kind of the top high end
i have no experience of any good speaker cables but
when i replaced my er4p stock cable to APS cable
the difference in sound was pretty dramatic
 
May 22, 2012 at 9:12 PM Post #9 of 20

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i kind of considered my system as kind of the top high end
i have no experience of any good speaker cables but
when i replaced my er4p stock cable to APS cable
the difference in sound was pretty dramatic

Usually the differences are not demonstrable, but there are various other (aesthetic / placebo) reasons cables can be bought. There's no harm in getting a good cable if you have the budget, whether it makes a difference or not is another issue.
 
May 23, 2012 at 3:00 PM Post #11 of 20

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what's your budget? source?! it depends how much you're willing to spend.
 
good cables: Siltech; Audience's;
low cost: Supra; Mogami;
better avoid: Nordost's
imo
 
May 24, 2012 at 3:42 AM Post #12 of 20

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Both are speakers that are only available through specialist audio dealers, thought they would be the right guys to consult. Why would you come to a headfi forum for recommendations?
 
May 26, 2012 at 8:19 PM Post #13 of 20

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I'd get any good brand (audioquest, siltech, etc.) Entry level cables for your setup. Not worth spending more till you upgrade the rest of your stuff.
 

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