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I still have no clue what to do, i guess its to each his own?


anyone else has any input to bi-wire or not?  thanks trevor i guess i have to make a decission.


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52 inch Samsung, Pioneer Elite SC-05,Monitor Audio RS8, RSLCR, APC H Line power condition, Oppo DV-981HD, going with Ultralink Platinum Speaker Cables


 


 


 


 

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I have an RS8 and am using the Cyrus cable - fabulous, and it goes under your carpet!!!  Also, have you used the MA CD?

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I use Cyrus cable with my RS8s and it sounds fabulous....and goes under the carpet!

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Hi trevor

Good post !!

I'm going to order some Clarity Caps SA and the Vishays, ÿDo you know what Values I need to order ? how much were they etc.

how big is the difference

RS8 owner.

cheers

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Surfer:

Hi trevor

Good post !!

I'm going to order some Clarity Caps SA and the Vishays, ÿDo you know what Values I need to order ? how much were they etc.

how big is the difference

RS8 owner.

cheers

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Robÿ

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Clarity cap values I used were 1x3.9uf and 1x6.8uf per speaker. I bought mine off IPL and the Vishay MKP 1837 from Farnells.

I found they really improved the timing and music, especially the mid range was clearer and more foot tapping!
Started to listen to the music more and not the speakers, if you know what I mean.

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whasaaaab:

I still have no clue what to do, i guess its to each his own?


anyone else has any input to bi-wire or not?  thanks trevor i guess i have to make a decission.


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Biwiring really isn't worth it, don't waste the money.

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Well much depends on the quality of the cables and system you are working on.
I agree that the gains using the same cables through out can be small. But for me I want to extract the last ounce of detail and so I use Kimber 4TC on the mids/treble for crystal-clear sound on the fronts (current cost £33mtr) and QED SA XT throughout everything else. (which was around 25mtrs)

Much better things to spend your money on 1st if you are on a more limited budget to get the max out of your system.

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Gerrardasnails:
whasaaaab: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.


 


 But you use Chord Odyssey 4 with MA RS6's yourself.  That's spending more than 1/3 the price of the speakers on the cable...  No offense, just saying... Indifferent

Music Server -> Devialet 200 -> PMC Fact 8 -> Chord Cables

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Thank you everyone for the great advice, I am went with bi-wiringi herd them at the audio store sounded great plus monitor audio also recomended me to bi-wire them.


I got some hooks so i am saved money on the cables that i bought. I will definitly get the chord chrison, clarity caps will do next year when the warranry is up :-). I also bought the detox cd monitor audio has now for sale to run in your speakers ity works very good.


Cables i went with Ultalink EXCELSIOR 2.4© MkIIBI-WIRE SPEAKER CABLE. I got some inside information on these cables so i went with them. My wife has clients that work for sony and some other company and the guys specialized in speaker cables so for the money i wanted to spend ($400 to $500) they recomeneded them i got them at cost.  XLO and Ultralink are the same company you get the same quality so i was told.


Thank you again.


 Samsung 46'' TV, OPPO blueray player, Pioneer Elite SC_05, APC power condition,  Monitor Audio RS8 pacakge.

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HI Trevor,

Is it posible to send me the MA RS8 Crossover diagram. aekaragi@mailbox.gr

 Thanks!

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Sorry, I can't as I don't have a scanner.

But if you phone Monitor Audio up they will post you them out. Have found them to be most helpful.

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Hi Trevor,


Another question lol, i am getting my RSW12 at the end of the month and i have been reading people having problems with the settings. What would be the proper settings for the RSW12?


I am going now with QED reference subwoofer cable instead of the chord chrimson got great reveiws. this might be a dumb question i see pictures of the back of the RSW12 and there are 4 oulets for the cables. In pictures of speaker cables i only see single connectors at both ends not multiple ones.


Is it worth it to get the GSW12 insted of the rsw12 if its possible to work with the RS8?


You have been great help


Samsung 46'' TV, OPPO BDP blueray player, Pioneer Elite SC_05, APC power conditioner,  Monitor Audio RS8 pacakge.

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The Tech guy for MA said i could use either one GSW or RSW, I can get them both at cost shuold I go with the GSW L shaped living room inbetween 600 and 700 square feet for better fine tuning is a larger room.


 

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This question is also for Gerrardasnails

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Setting it up is straight forward, The cable is plugged into the sub out on the AV amp to the line in Right on the RSW12.
I set my frequency response to give a bit of a overlap with the RS8's @ around 80hz and I set the volume so as it gives a natural weight to the music.

I run by Sub off a BT MS125 mains conditioning unit which gives a big improvement to bass detail, giving added texture to it.

Sounds like a great offer off MA to let you buy at cost!
Was worth the phone call.

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