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HELP!!! Speaker Cables for Monitor Audio RS8 system

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Hi everyone,


I need help purchasing speaker cables for my system of have the RS8 towers the centre channel and pioneer elite SC-05. I will be getting the sub a little later.


Im looking in the price range of $100 to $250


Out of these brand names which would better suit the monito audio rs8's and bring out their best.


Kimber Kable: 8TC        XLO: Signature 3    S3-5.2 Speaker Cable


Straight Wire: Octave or Encore 2        Chord: Odessey 2


Please i need anyones professional help, if i call the store of course they they say the one they carry is the best.Tongue Tied


OPPOHD dvd player, Pioneer elite SC-05 amp, monitor audior Rs8 with centre channel 


Thank You


Whasaaaab


 


 

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I have the MA RS8 AV 5:1 modified with Clarity Caps SA replaced on the cross overs. (really improves the timing and detail)

I bi cable/bi amp with Kimber 4TC (top crossover) along with QED SA for (Lower) and they work really well.
Have used Kimber products for many years now and love the neutrality of them. Like the SA's as well, but the 4TC is in a different class IMHO.

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Re: HELP!!! Speaker Cables for Monitor Audio RS8 system
whasaaaab:

Hi everyone,


I need help purchasing speaker cables for my system of have the RS8 towers the centre channel and pioneer elite SC-05. I will be getting the sub a little later.


Im looking in the price range of $100 to $250


Out of these brand names which would better suit the monito audio rs8's and bring out their best.


Kimber Kable: 8TC        XLO: Signature 3    S3-5.2 Speaker Cable


Straight Wire: Octave or Encore 2        Chord: Odessey 2


Please i need anyones professional help, if i call the store of course they they say the one they carry is the best.Tongue Tied


OPPOHD dvd player, Pioneer elite SC-05 amp, monitor audior Rs8 with centre channel 


Thank You


Whasaaaab


 


 



I use the Odyssey 4 with my RS6s. You will not grumble once you hear the Chord Odyssey - just a very solid cable.
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Re: HELP!!! Speaker Cables for Monitor Audio RS8 system

I'd deffo go with the Chord cable as well; i did have my M/A RS6's with QED Silver Anniversary bi-wire at one point but moved across to Chord as it tamed the treble a bit but really opened up the midrange and bass soundstage

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Re: HELP!!! Speaker Cables for Monitor Audio RS8 system

Thank you all for your advice im now down to kimber kable 8TC, Monocle-XL and Monocle-X as fo rthe Chord cables odyssey 2 & 4. I will go and check them out thank you again.


Jow long will it take to run the cables in

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Re: HELP!!! Speaker Cables for Monitor Audio RS8 system

one more thing what are clarity caps? im kinda new to the whole building a system thing.

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The one thing you didn't mention is the rest of your kit.
Would reckon on 200+ hours burn in time.

Info on Clarity Cap SA and others on here.

http://www.humblehomemadehifi.com/Cap.html

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Re: HELP!!! Speaker Cables for Monitor Audio RS8 system

Thank you again, i am also getting the Panamax MAX© 4300-PM is there anything better at the same price $249 canadian. its a power conditioner


http://www.panamax.com/Products/A-V-Components/M4300-PM.aspx


 

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to run the system in can i leave it on for numerous days or that is not recomended?

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What speaker cable is go for the sub silver RSW12? there are so many on this site with great 5 start ratings looking to spend $100 to $300?

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What speaker cable is go for the sub silver RSW12? there are so many on this site with great 5 start ratings looking to spend $100 to $300?



You don't need to go for anything like that price range. I use the Qed Performance Miniature Sub-Woofer cable which is about £35 for 3m or try Chord Crimson (about the same price).

If you want to splash out a bit more, and need a bit longer in length, I would suggest this would be a decent cable (and about as much as you need to spend) but spending a third of the cost of the sub on cable ($100-$200) would be a bit silly in my opinion.

http://www.hificables.co.uk/10858/Qed-SR-SW-Subwoofer-cable.html
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thank you for the sub advice will do

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Post to trevor79___ I tried to catch you as discussed earlier on sharing the Clarity Caps values you used on the RS8 crossovers. I understand you have them bypassed with Vishay MKP1837? Is it one Vishay per each Clarity Cap (two per each board) connected parallel? Thanks.

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Post to trevor79___ I tried to catch you as discussed earlier on sharing the Clarity Caps values you used on the RS8 crossovers. I understand you have them bypassed with Vishay MKP1837? Is it one Vishay per each Clarity Cap (two per each board) connected parallel? Thanks.



Yes 1 Vishay per Clarity Cap connected parallel. (By passed)

The Guy I spoke to at Monitor Audio Tec dept intimated that a substantial improvement could be made by modifying the crossovers. Reckon they had done some tweaking themselves!

Upgrades them onto a much higher level with good balance and detail that was restrained before.
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Re: HELP!!! Speaker Cables for Monitor Audio RS8 system

how do i go about doing this? and will it void the warranty

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Hi again,


since the tech guy told you this do you think it has been done to the speakers i just purchased? they did make some new enhancements to the rs8's?