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Flat speaker cable
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Having  just moved
house  I’m looking for a flat speaker
cable that’s compatible with my Naim  NAP
140 & Mordant Short Avants.


I’m considering Nordost Flatline, has anybody any idea’s or
comments ?

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Hi, worth listening to Naim's

Hi, worth listening to Naim's NACA5 (approx £19/m) or Tellerium Q Black (approx £46/m).

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RE: Flat speaker cable

Hmm thanks for that, but the cables have to go under 

the carpet, so it has to be a flat cable, I know the 140

can be a bit fussy about cable types.

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RE: Flat speaker cable

Hmm thanks for that, but the cables have to go under 

the carpet, so it has to be a flat cable, I know the 140

can be a bit fussy about cable types.

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RE: Flat speaker cable

Hi mad mallard,

I've replaced my Naim naca5 and chord epic for Tellurium Q black and the improvement is jaw dropping:)

Main system: Musical Fidelity AMS 35i / Focal 1028be / Electrocompaniet EMC 1UP / MIT AVt MA / Matrix 12 xlr cables

Bedroom: Laptop(Qobuz) / Chord gem / Rega Brio-r / KEF LS50 / TQ black

 

 

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+1 for the tellurium black, it sounded very nice when i demo'd it..weather or not its worth £47.00 per metre plus termination is debatable, i prefered my odyssey 4 which only cost £80 from e-bay for a 3m pair terminated.

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RE: Flat speaker cable

Nordost flatline is very good, but I haven't really listened to a lot of flat cables. Being all copper I don't have any issues with it being bass light and it certainly isn't bright, but due to differences in personal tastes, YMMV. I think it is a pretty safe choice, although there are cheaper flat cables out there.

Do you have the opportunity to listen to a few different cables at a dealer's if not at home?

Stuff.

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I'm going to listen to some tomorrow, but unless you can replicate your system at the dealers, which in my case is unlikely, it's all going to be a bit subjective, but I shall have a listen, I'm pretty sure I'm going to go for the Nordost Flatline Gold mkII, my next query is do I terminte it myself, screw in Banana's or soldered or do I get them terminated by someone like Wyrewizard?

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RE: Flat speaker cable

Tellurium Blue is amazing cable, the advertised price of around £16.50 a metre is unterminated,  most people say that the TQ Black at £47 a metre (terminated) is better, indeed I am just "burning" some in having sold my TQ Blue in their favour.

 

As yet the jury is still out, time will tell.

 

What I fail to understand however is why Tellurium stipulate a £5 per mono metre surcharge is added for runs below 3 metres!  :shame:

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Nordost Valhalla or Red Dawn

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goski2008 wrote:

Nordost Valhalla or Red Dawn

 

Nordost Valhalla is certainly flat, but the £3,330 per meter might stretch the budget a little!

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Rega FSC Quattro. About £8 per metre.

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I didn't know valhalla was that expensive. A friend has it on his surround sound system & something he says is much more expensive on his HiFi! Can't remember what it is though. He had Red Dawn on the surround previously

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goski2008 wrote:

I didn't know valhalla was that expensive. A friend has it on his surround sound system & something he says is much more expensive on his HiFi! Can't remember what it is though. He had Red Dawn on the surround previously

If you didn't know, it certainly wouldn't occur to you....or of course, Mad Mallard really might
be nuts. Wink

What kit (both AV/Stereo) does your friend have, that deserves such lofty cable? I would also be intrigued to know what your friend's other cable is, that makes the Valhalla look like bargain basement stuff.

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Its a pretty impressive system. Not sure of all the parts but there's Martin Logan CLX Anniversary speakers, Plinius power, pre, turntable pre, Linn turntable, Wadia CD, lots of custom soundproofing & all mains cables & plugs are custom. Certainly the best system i've ever heard.

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