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Old 10th February 2006, 02:04 PM   #1
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Is Jon Risch right?

His long article in three parts: www.geocities.com/jonrisch/s1.htm

In part 2: www.geocities.com/jonrisch/s2.htm
. . scroll down to: “Cable #1 - Highest Audio Performance”

he advocates coaxial Belden 89259,
*“cross-connected” as explained there & illustrated in these “views”:
www.geocities.com/jonrisch/page2.htm
www.geocities.com/jonrisch/spkrcbl1.htm

Yes there’s the placebo effect, but does anyone have better suggestions?

BTW:
He says “a 100 foot spool of 89259, cut in half twice(?) allows up to a pair of approx. 24 foot speaker cables”
Forgive my oversight, but with +ve and –ve, wouldn’t 100 foot of cable yield about *50 feet of speaker cables?

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Old 10th February 2006, 02:19 PM   #2
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Each speaker cable is comprised of two pieces of coax. Two speaker cables times 2 pieces of coax EACH. That's four.

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Old 10th February 2006, 02:40 PM   #3
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Wander down to Jaycar and grab some Supra Rondo (WB1723 for 2 core or WB1724 for 4 core). It's cheap, no nonsense and sounds great.
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Old 10th February 2006, 02:51 PM   #4
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Home Depot has nice 12 AWG lamp cord too... on s serious note, there is some truth that amps with very high feedback may avoid RF pickup with shielded speaker cables... don't spend alot of money... 1 pair shielded with shield terminated only at the amp end would be fine... IF you have high feedback and IF you have BAD RF.

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Their orange 3x12 extension cords with the plugs cut off are economical and work really, really well. WAF of -62.3.
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Old 10th February 2006, 02:56 PM   #6
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If you buy Cat5 from a surplus store and do one of the Cat5 DIY cables, that would be cheaper.
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SY,

Are you implying that young Tsuji-Chan has been beheaded???


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If you buy Cat5 from a surplus store and do one of the Cat5 DIY cables, that would be cheaper.
Yup,

plait 3 together and then wire all twisted pairs in parallel +ve and -ve.

Gives you a very "exotic" 8.3 ohm characteristic impedance cable.

Suits some systems more than others, but seems to be very good.

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Are you implying that young Tsuji-Chan has been beheaded???
Louis Rex.
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Old 10th February 2006, 03:19 PM   #10
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OK,

You still have "Tetsujin" under your "SY" handle... I was worried...

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