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Speaker Cable Help

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Hi I'm looking for help on speaker cables. I want a good allround mid level cable. Used to have some old linn k400 cables, weighed loads ( my mrs was forever moaning they were a pain to dust..lol) Seen some Chord Company Carnival SilverScreen or QED Revelation, would these compare to the Linn's or better/worse etc.. Thanks System is Arcam Alpha 8 amp Arcam Alpha 8 power amp Arcam Alpha 8se cd Monitor Audio RX6's

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RE: Speaker Cable Help

The Linn is a good "no nonsense" copper cable, so the Chord would be the closest to this (no silver coating).

I would stay clear of the QED, which is silver coated and may sound too bright.

IMO. Other brands to consider would be Atlas and Telurium Q.

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Hi mrgeee

I'll recommend standard 79 strand OFC or at a push 500 strand OFC type.

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

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That will save him some cash Rick! I agree.

Merry Christmas by the way....are you closing for Christmas Day? Tongue out

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Hi guys

 

Thanks for the help....

I guess its because of the system that i have ( iknow its old)

I didn't realise i'd be going over kill on the QED or Chord leads....

If i upgraded to a Cyrus 6SE cd & 6xp amp in the future would that be worth the better cable?

 

 

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mrgeee wrote:

Hi guys

 

Thanks for the help....

I guess its because of the system that i have ( iknow its old)

I didn't realise i'd be going over kill on the QED or Chord leads....

If i upgraded to a Cyrus 6SE cd & 6xp amp in the future would that be worth the better cable?

 

 

I didn't say that, as I happen to believe that it is worth getting something like the Chord Silver Screen. Can you borrow some and try for yourself, as opinion is divided on this question (to say the least).

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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Graham_Thomas wrote:

That will save him some cash Rick! I agree.

Merry Christmas by the way....are you closing for Christmas Day? Tongue out

Hi Graham

Merry Christmas Smile

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Hi mrgeee

Standard speaker cables will be more than good enough for your existing components and these cables will also easily accomodate many future component upgrades  Smile

Fwiw, a system i recently used had a Chord Electronics QBD76 DAC > basic interconnect > Densen B-175 Plus amplifier > standard speaker cables > Monitor Audio Silver RX6's.

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

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