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Old 18th February 2006, 11:04 AM   #1
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Old 18th February 2006, 12:20 PM   #2
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GBP 5.00 (US$ 2.50) for a surplus drum of Cat 5E. And I've still got most of it left over
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Old 18th February 2006, 12:52 PM   #3
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Speaker cables are reasonably priced at diyaudio.

They are much more expensive here:

http://www.audioasylum.com/audio/cables/bbs.html...

I use Cat5 braids and 12Ga. In the machine shop I used Romex. I have yet to purchase any $500 power cords.
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Old 18th February 2006, 01:21 PM   #4
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$3.99 for two 10 foot lengths. The orange color is key to the cables' quality.
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Old 18th February 2006, 01:29 PM   #5
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The orange color is key to the cables' quality.
I have been thinking of upgrading my plain white power cord to a swank orange one. Come Monday and I'll be shopping.
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Old 18th February 2006, 01:31 PM   #6
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I use the 4S11 version. Was around .75c/ft if I remember correctly.
No difference to a 400$ cable I purchased at half price just to find out if I could hear a difference.
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Old 18th February 2006, 02:43 PM   #8
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Designer cables are a tough sell here, me thinks.
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Old 18th February 2006, 03:01 PM   #9
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$3.00 a metre at Tandy (Radio shack) with 60 cent banana plugs.
I prefer to spend money where it does something significant.
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I have been thinking of upgrading my plain white power cord to a swank orange one. Come Monday and I'll be shopping.
White power cords yield a glaring sound, and black or brown cords sound dark. You will find that orange offers both the dynamics of yellow and the warmth of red cords.

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