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How to tell genuine cable?
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I bought some QED speaker cable (this stuff http://goo.gl/hKEie0 ) from a third party seller on Amazon. It arrived today. How can I verify that's it's the real deal? What should I look for, how should the name be embossed, should it be printed on the insulation? 

Want to wait until new banana plugs come before trying it out, want to verify it's real if possible before cutting it

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RE: How to tell genuine cable?

If you purchased it from caraudiosecurityuk in that link you provided, it will be genuine as they are a reputable retailer.

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RE: How to tell genuine cable?

There are loads of people (and I suspect some other creatures) on this forum that'll tell you they're all the same.

So, if it has some kind of metal up the middle and some kind of other squishy stuff round the outside, it's genuine!! Wink

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RE: How to tell genuine cable?

Yep...

 

Listen to it!

Obviously if it's the right cable you will hear the difference....

 

or not.

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RE: How to tell genuine cable?

I needed new cable and I've splashed out on a branded one just to get that warm and fuzzy feeling inside.

I will listen to it as soon as the new banana plugs arrive! I have to be honest and admit I've yet to be able to tell the difference between cables on the various systems I've had over the years.

I needed black as current wire is white and stands out against the dark walls but I don't want to get ripped off, thanks for your replies.

 

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RE: How to tell genuine cable?

To be fair, that's great value anyway, and no more expensive than no-name cable. I'm sure it's absolutely fine...

Smile

As for "real-deal". I wouldn't worry.

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