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Hi,

 

I am about to buy the RX6 AV12 package (2xRX6, RX Center, 2xRXFX, RXW-12) and I am going to partner them with either Pioneer LX86 (most likely this one) or Denon 5420 or Yamaha A3020.

What speaker cables should I get?

I want good cables, that will last and make the most of my setup (don't want to upgrade later).

Also, how about banana plugs to make the plugging/unplugging job easier in case I decide to move?

 

Cost wise I don't have any idea, but if it's good I'll buy it... Spending 4-5k on this system so some money for cables is not going to break the bank (since it's already broken )

 

My room is 13x13 feet (4x4 meters).

The RX6 and RX Center will be placed less than 1 meter from the AVR.

The RXFX will be placed on the opposite wall, so speaker cable going around the room and up on the wall approximately 33 feet (10 meters) from the AVR.

The RXW-12 sub will be placed on the side approximately 16.5 feet (5 meters) from the AVR.

 

Sorry for the rant... summary: recommend me some speaker cables please!

 

On a side note, I would need to ship this from UK to Malta, so if you know of any shop that ships overseas, send me a message or reply to this thread please.

 

Thanks

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RE: Speaker Cables for RX6 AV12?

A good choice on components(see sig below). I use QED silver anniversary xt for my rx6 fronts and centre. Saved myself a few quid by using just silver for the rears as they were long runs up wall from amp over ceiling and into rxfx. Sure I bought from avonline advert in back of mag. You will not be disappointed with the settup. let me know how you get on...  I bought the banana plugs from eBay. They were relatively inexpensive. 

 

All the best. 

 

John

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RE: Speaker Cables for RX6 AV12?

I was researching a bit and I came across the Van Damme Studio Grade Blue 2x2.5mm

 

Is it a good cable? (I would use it for all the system and hopefully it would fit from underneath the RXFX as I cannot put the wire in the wall)

 

Any thoughts?

 

Cheers

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RE: Speaker Cables for RX6 AV12?

Hi,i use 3 runs of ecosse MS4.45 biwire cable for the fronts and centres of my rx6 av12 system and silver anniversary for the 4 rxfx surrounds amplified by a pioneer vsx lx55 and it all sounds imo absolutley stunning,but of course it is all down to individual taste.

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RE: Speaker Cables for RX6 AV12?

Try the Wireword Luna 16/4 in your set. Also the Audioquest 14/4.

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RE: Speaker Cables for RX6 AV12?

Thanks, will check them out.

 

Also what kind of cable do I need for the subwoofer (RXW12)?

 

And I am not sure whether the sub will be powered by the AVR or by the mains?

 

Thanks

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RE: Speaker Cables for RX6 AV12?

the sub is powered by mains cable which is supplied or you can choose to upgrade it, i use a clearer audio copperline mains cable and chord sub interconnect,incidentally i have my sub positioned to the right of the front right hand front speaker,good luck.

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RE: Speaker Cables for RX6 AV12?

Gobs4956 wrote:

Hi,i use 3 runs of ecosse MS4.45 biwire cable for the fronts and centres of my rx6 av12 system and silver anniversary for the 4 rxfx surrounds amplified by a pioneer vsx lx55 and it all sounds imo absolutley stunning,but of course it is all down to individual taste.

 

Would be interested in seeing your system. Pics in the appropriate thread??

 

Cheers

 

John

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RE: Speaker Cables for RX6 AV12?

abriffa wrote:

I was researching a bit and I came across the Van Damme Studio Grade Blue 2x2.5mm

 

Is it a good cable? (I would use it for all the system and hopefully it would fit from underneath the RXFX as I cannot put the wire in the wall)

 

Any thoughts?

 

Cheers

I would agree on the Van Damme, but this one instead.

UP-LCOFC Hi-Fi Interconnect & speaker series

I use the 4mm, but the 2.5 should be OK.

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RE: Speaker Cables for RX6 AV12?

I have had the Van Damme 4 mm lc-ofc. I find the Wireworld and the Audioquest much better.

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RE: Speaker Cables for RX6 AV12?

Anyone knows if the subwoofer cable comes in the box or do i have to buy it?

 

If not, which one should I buy?

 

Thanks

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RE: Speaker Cables for RX6 AV12?

You need to purchase one....

 

Got mine thrown in on the deal....

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RE: Speaker Cables for RX6 AV12?

So can anyone recommend a good subwoofer cable?

 

For the speakers I am getting Van Damme Blue 2.5mm all around if it makes any difference

 

Thanks

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RE: Speaker Cables for RX6 AV12?

Hi abriffa

I mostly use cables for our sub woofers which are supplied by one of our local electrical stores (RF Potts). These sub woofer cables are easy to use (very flexible) yet robust and also cost little money. Fwiw, i am currently using an RF Potts sub woofer cable between a Chord Electronics DSP8000 AV processor and a JL Audio Fathom f212 sub woofer.

http://www.rfpotts.com/en/

Alternatively QED's Performance sub woofer cables are also worth a look.

All the best

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RE: Speaker Cables for RX6 AV12?

Hi,

 

For speaker cable, I decided to go for the Van Damme Blue 2x2.5mm all around.

 

Now I just need a subwoofer cable... Was looking at something like QED Reference for £55... Is it a good choice, or a waste of money and any subwoofer cable will do?

 

Also how does it connect to the AVR (Denon 4520)?

According to the RXW12 manual:

RCA Line Level Inputs (Left & Right)

If a digital AV processor or AV receiver/amplifier is to be used, a single cable can be connected from the ‘sub out’ or LFE connection on the amplifier to the RCA input connection on the RXW-12 labelled ‘R’. The RCA input marked ‘L’ in this case will remain unused.

 

How does this work? I think some people use a Y-Connector to connect to both L and R? If not, why only the R is used?

 

Thanks

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RE: Speaker Cables for RX6 AV12?

abriffa wrote:

Hi,

 

For speaker cable, I decided to go for the Van Damme Blue 2x2.5mm all around.

 

Now I just need a subwoofer cable... Was looking at something like QED Reference for £55... Is it a good choice, or a waste of money and any subwoofer cable will do?

 

Also how does it connect to the AVR (Denon 4520)?

According to the RXW12 manual:

RCA Line Level Inputs (Left & Right)

If a digital AV processor or AV receiver/amplifier is to be used, a single cable can be connected from the ‘sub out’ or LFE connection on the amplifier to the RCA input connection on the RXW-12 labelled ‘R’. The RCA input marked ‘L’ in this case will remain unused.

 

How does this work? I think some people use a Y-Connector to connect to both L and R? If not, why only the R is used?

 

Thanks

The single connection works fine as stated in the manual, however you can use a "Y" splitter and use both inputs on the sub.

I checked this with MA, it can give a boost in bass.

The Denon has 2 subwoofer out connections, use sub1.

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Hi Fi - Cyrus 8 XPd QX amp ¦ Cyrus PSX-R power supply acting as Pre Amp ¦ Quad 909 Power Amp ¦ Speakers - Spendor A3 ¦ Logitech Squeezebox Touch upgrade by Fidelity Audio ¦ power supply upgrade by Mains Cables R Us ¦ Furutech Mains Cables ¦ Power Plant Premier mains regenerator.

Controlled by – iPad2 and Harmony 1100.