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Edwar65 28th January 2013 10:52 AM

Leak stereo 20
Hi,can any suggest a suitable speaker cable to suit the leak st20.
It's been suggested to me that 2.5mm solid core mains cable,suits valve amps very well? Somebody also suggested cat5/6 cable made up in a multitude of braids also sounds good?
I don't want to spend a fortune on speaker cable and I can get the above for nothing, so if anyone has any experience of using these cables or any other suggestions, it would be most welcome to hear your views.

ColinA 28th January 2013 11:11 AM

Twisted Cat5 works for my 2A3 amp.
This link shows how
TNT tripleT

Shoog 28th January 2013 11:41 AM

I have used 2.5MM main cable. It works very well and fared very well in a HIFI magazine best buy comparison up against expensive commercial speaker cable.

I currently use heavy gauge magnet wire twisted in pairs for each polarity. Robust sound but with none of the loss of detail you sometimes get with multistranded cables.


sreten 28th January 2013 12:11 PM


4 core mains (3 phase) cable used in a star configuration is good.

rgds, sreten.

Edwar65 28th January 2013 12:21 PM

Hi, what is star configuration?

SY 28th January 2013 01:15 PM

Google "star quad."

Personally, I use inexpensive 14 gauge stranded mains cable with my EL84 amp and it works fine. It's about a 4.5 meter run.

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