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Speaker cable recommends please..

 

Evening,

 

I'm thinking of upgrading my Chord Carnival speaker cable. I last tried the Atlas Hyper 2.0 after someone recommended but wasn't that impressed, yes the sound from the Hyper was clean but just lacked abit of life if you get my meaning.. I am seriously considering buying Chord Epic but was wondering if anyone has any recommends around the Chord Epic price.

 

Thanks

 

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Check out Telerium Q. Not that widely known (yet) but it's been well reviewed elsewhere, and offers good performance per £.

Maybe WHF will get around to testing it some day.

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The Epic is a very good cable in our opinion and is better than the Carnival in everyway and is pretty much going to offer you one of the best performing cables at that price. The only other option would be QED Genesis and that is a BIG cable and not overly pliable.

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Try some 322 multistrand / 14AWG copper cable.  Does the trick nicely, costs very little and performs way beyond what you'd expect for the money you'll pay.  

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I've never been overly impressed with cables that use hundreds of strands as I usually found them a little too warm and bassy with grain the in the treble - I like to keep the strand count to a minimum.

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Given as it replaced Audioquest Type IV with no loss of quality in sound, that's a contention I'm happy to put to bed...no issues to report and "grain" is something I have in my bread, not in the playback.

 

EDIT: For those who are unaware, the Type IV is a solid single core speaker cable.  Hence my comment.

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sheehanjuk wrote:

 

Evening,

 

I'm thinking of upgrading my Chord Carnival speaker cable. I last tried the Atlas Hyper 2.0 after someone recommended but wasn't that impressed, yes the sound from the Hyper was clean but just lacked abit of life if you get my meaning.. I am seriously considering buying Chord Epic but was wondering if anyone has any recommends around the Chord Epic price.

 

Thanks

 

Hi sheehanjuk

I'll suggest that you also consider looking at standard speaker cables with 500 strands of OFC. These cables are about as good as they get and also cost very little money.

Keep it simple and your components/system will breathe Smile

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

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MUSICRAFT wrote:

sheehanjuk wrote:

 

Evening,

 

I'm thinking of upgrading my Chord Carnival speaker cable. I last tried the Atlas Hyper 2.0 after someone recommended but wasn't that impressed, yes the sound from the Hyper was clean but just lacked abit of life if you get my meaning.. I am seriously considering buying Chord Epic but was wondering if anyone has any recommends around the Chord Epic price.

 

Thanks

 

Hi sheehanjuk

I'll suggest that you also consider looking at standard speaker cables with 500 strands of OFC. These cables are about as good as they get and also cost very little money.

Keep it simple and your components/system will breathe Smile

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

 

Thanks everyone for your input, speaker cables or cables in general always cause such a stir in people  Wink

 

Personally I believe cables do sound very different and they all perform to different levels.

 

FAO Ricky where can I get standard speaker cables with 500 strands of OFC with shielding? Get you recommend any please? Im of the view shielding is really important when it comes to cables due to interference. I remember going to a Chord cables demo and listening to the Chord Carnival speaker cable which is shielded then their Rumour, Odyssey cables which really didnt strike as much of an improvement, then the guy demo'd the Epic and I could hear a big improvement, soundstage was alot larger and the individual instruments alot clearer.

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where are you living sheehanjuk? We have a 3 metre dem set of epic if you would rather borrow it and try?

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Try this here

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the record spot wrote:

Given as it replaced Audioquest Type IV with no loss of quality in sound, that's a contention I'm happy to put to bed...no issues to report and "grain" is something I have in my bread, not in the playback.

 

EDIT: For those who are unaware, the Type IV is a solid single core speaker cable.  Hence my comment.

My own personal experience seems to be different to yours - the funny world of cables eh? Smile

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I may be proved wrong in time David, but I think it's more down to interpretation than anything else.  "Grain" and where it impacts in what you might be able to hear is but one example.  Where I get a tad frustrated is where the 'gains' are described (in various sources) in terms of a great audible leap forward when these appear to be open to scrutiny, not least given the cost of some of these items.  Personal experience with £7 cables suggests that they bear up well, so if a £7 cable is as capable as an £85 one (the DNM Resons I was reminded of earlier), whither the latter?  For the multistrand speaker cable at £5-odd for 10 metres, where the rationale that supports the £5/metre type?  

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the record spot wrote:

I may be proved wrong in time

 

ahhhh

 

The doubting begins

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hi all

 

i managed to get a pair of 1.5m Chord Epic speaker cable for £65 so looking forward to receiving and comparing to the Chord Carnival.

 

thanks alot for the suggestions. 

 

the reason i didnt go down the 500 strand copper speaker cable is with quality plugs the price would stack up and i'd have no insight to the sound they produce whilst on the other hand ive heard the Epic cables and was pretty impressed. thanks again.

 

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aliEnRIK wrote:

the record spot wrote:

I may be proved wrong in time

 

ahhhh

 

The doubting begins

 

Not at all and do me a favour; take your sarcastic snotty little asides and < C E N S O R E D >.  

 

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well said my son!

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