Hi again i think its the older cable that was rubbish heres a pic of the 2 together
Yep. Not thick enough.
That looks too thin to be fit for purpose.
Glad to see you've got a thicker gauge cable now Nelly. I'm also glad that you're happy with the results too.
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(I know this comment has been cut and pasted from another cable thread but the point is a valid one and is worth repeating for anyone new reading this. )
Hmmm. Is he in contravention of house rule 13?
I think that drummerman might be in contravention of house rule 3.
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Giving the o/p the benefit of the doubt - of course speaker cables can sound different. The dominant factor in cable performance is resistance. This is a function of the cross sectional area of the conductor. It has nothing to do with the number of strands - strands can be different sizes - one big thick conductor is better than lots of thin strands - size really does matter.
That is, assuming you prefer that as I found my current multistrand better than my now gone AudioQuest Type IV solid core cable. So one big thick conductor might well be better than lots of thin strands, in the same way that some active owners on here remind us frequently of the technical superiority over their passive speaker brethren, or that a stereo amp is supposedly always better than an AV one.
Yet I use an AV amp and multistrand cable. What ought to be doesn't immediately that it always is.
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To be honest, I still think it was a placebo effect. Thickness is not important when the cables are only 2 metres long. Those 2 cables shown will sound exactly the same. When you're going over 10 metres of length thickness will become important.
Nelly, the only thing that's important here is that you're happy with the new speakercables..................
yes you are exactly right im happy not cost me the earth(£12 terminated)and im thrilled even if it is placebo
Not a placebo. A real improvement.
Yes thats what i meant i can hear the difference 100% it has smoothed out whole frequecy range without losing detail.my misses has now started asking me to play some songs she likes as she said its not just noise coming out the speakers now she says it sounds softer because the sssssssssssssss as she calls it(highs lol)dont sound snakey.although i love my partner too bits im sorry but westlife is not going anywhere near my system
I'll stop now and just let you enjoy your new cables man...............sorry..............
Nice one You should also try standard 500 strand OFC speakers cables which I feel are the finest speaker cables regardless of price.
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Much as I agree with a lot of your posts, I think this is misleading. Strands can be different thicknesses. 500 thin strands can have less cross sectional area (copper) than one very thick strand. Either quote the cross sectional area of the the cable (2.5mm^2, 4mm^2 etc) or quote the number of strands and their diameter.
All of the following are nominally 2.5mm^2 cross sectional area and will have the same properties:
322 strands / 0.1mm
147 strands / 0.15mm
79 strands / 0.2mm
50 strands / 0.25mm
1 strand / 1.8mm
More strands means more flexible cable, it may or may not mean more conductive area of copper depending on the strand diameter. Overall sIze matters, not the number of strands.
thanks for posting that info i started looking at 500 strand 2.5mm then saw 3 strand triple twist at 4mm thank you for clarifing as long as the diameter is quite high that is the main factor i suppose ?
Indeed. You are looking for a low resistance cable, which means a thick one.
PS FWIW, I don't believe it's due to the placebo effect!
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