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Old 4th April 2004, 03:07 AM   #1
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Default Yet another thread about speaker cable:

Did anyone else catch the article in this months "The Absolute Sound":
Loudspeaker Cable Survey, Part 2

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Home Depot HD-14G
est. $30 per 50-foot pair with terminations
Okay, the model designation is my own invention, standing for H (Home) D (Depot) 14G(auge) outdoor extension cord. Otherwise, this entry is no joke. Like several other cables, it comes in a decorative jacket, here of striking orange and black, evocative of Halloween; unlike the others, you must snip off its AC connectors and attach terminations of choice (I used Pomona bananas).
http://www.theabsolutesound.com/news...e_survey2.html
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My associate in GC building business caught on that, he bought the cable and claimed spectacular results indeed. I didn't listen yet.
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I've heard about this quite a bit lately. Everyone that's tried it says it works great. I'm going to try it myself.
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I've been kind of curious about this stuff:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=100-550
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Wow, the man has some guts!

You don't often see mixing in a "ordinary" copper cable in a speaker cable listening test. We can only wish that every cable tester would use such an approach.

Mostley the testers are afraid of diminishing advertising income to do so.

I've always problems hearing the benefits (differences) of the exotic expensive cables except if they are seriously flawed, but I'm probably audiphilic deaf (= new identified decease for people who are not able to hear differences between cheap but good and exotic > 800Ä cables)

I enjoy what I'm hearing though through more or less ordinary cables.
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Old 4th April 2004, 03:20 PM   #7
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I've been kind of curious about this stuff:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=100-550
$30 plus shipping for a 25' extension cord! Seems a little extreme don't you think?
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Seems a little extreme don't you think?
Well yah, I.d probably find it local and save the shipping. The allure is that its extra flexi(even when cold). Would be great for outdoor stuff with speakerons, but Iím still just thinking for indoors.
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I just purchased a 500 ft roll of Belden High Strand 10 guage exterior rated speaker cable. It has 64 strands per conductor, has a full 360 degree twist to it every 2 - 3 cm and is made of high grade copper. It cost $220.00 Canadian or 44 cents a foot. I thought this was good deal because of the high cost of getting it by the foot. So now I have enough speaker wire to last a lifetime.

I am still in awe of those with enough disposable income to spend a grand on speaker cables. My thought is that if you have that much invested in your wires, you must have an absolutely incredible speaker system. Otherwise I am wondering if the monies invested aren't better spent on updating the drivers. No crap, I have seen very expensive cables on a full range drivers. This is beyond my compehension. Not to say the cables don't make a difference, just that to me that's like putting gold plated wheels on a Chevy.

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