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Old 28th January 2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 28th January 2013, 11:11 AM   #2
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Twisted Cat5 works for my 2A3 amp.
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Old 28th January 2013, 11:41 AM   #3
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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.

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Old 28th January 2013, 12:11 PM   #4
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Hi,

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

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Hi, what is star configuration?
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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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