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Old 23rd August 2007, 07:11 PM   #1
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What internal cable better to use for speakers based on Fostex FE-168E (Sigma)?
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Old 23rd August 2007, 07:29 PM   #2
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I like to use a single separated pair of wires out of a Cat 5 bundle. Ceratinly a cost/performance leader.

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Hi Dave, I imagine you keep the pair twisted.
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Hi Dave, I imagine you keep the pair twisted.
No. I very purposely untwist & separate them. It is the hardest part of using Cat 5

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Is there a reason why you untwist them?
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Old 24th August 2007, 02:20 PM   #7
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Amplifier?

I like to use a single separated pair of wires out of a Cat 5 bundle. Ceratinly a cost/performance leader.

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Is it a joke? I ask for advice. Some recommends Cardas 11, some Acoustic Zen. Anybody got experience?
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No, I assure you, it's not a joke. Expensive wire is a mugs game -it's mostly marketing waffle containing half-truths, perhaps a little incorrectly applied science, and downright lies. You can save a fortune by making your own wire. A pair of 24AWG conductors extracted from a run of Cat5, and untwisted (to lower the capacitance), and then stuck between a couple of bits of tape works as well, or better than, some of the most insanely priced wire available when using FR drivers.
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No, I assure you, it's not a joke. Expensive wire is a mugs game -it's mostly marketing waffle containing half-truths, perhaps a little incorrectly applied science, and downright lies. You can save a fortune by making your own wire. A pair of 24AWG conductors extracted from a run of Cat5, and untwisted (to lower the capacitance), and then stuck between a couple of bits of tape works as well, or better than, some of the most insanely priced wire available when using FR drivers.

So you suppose to use this also for connecting amp and speaker? And this will sound great?
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Old 25th August 2007, 07:15 AM   #10
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what about some 8 conductor ribbon cable, use the outer wire or 2 for each pole, leave the middle 6 or 4 disconnected. It would be neater than all of that sticky tape.

About Cardas and the like:
Those cables are just jewelery. Nothing wrong with jewelery if you like it, It's like putting polished gold plated hubcaps on your car. The aerodynamic profile will produce acceleration with more authority than ever before. Also putting Evian in the radiator makes the transients more dramatic and spirited in mountainous passages.

Just look at the size of the internal wiring in the speaker, the thickness of the leads on the capacitors in the crossover, the thickness of the voice coil wire. for a 3 or 4 metre cable cat 5 is big enough. Longer use 2 pairs. Or use mains extension cord cable with the plugs cut off, it's available in many spouse friendly colours.
Don't bother will all of that crazy braiding of cat5, it increases the capacitance and can make your amplifier go silly.
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