Maplin £2.99 speaker cable Vs Chord Rumour
I have been using Chord Rumour speaker cable for about 3 years now and been very happy with it along with my Rega R3's, however i decided to visit Maplin today to buy some "cheap" speaker cable for my 2nd system. I came away with a few metres of £2.99 Oyygen Free Copper cable. Out of curiosity i decided to try it with my Cyrus/Arcam/Rega setup and to my surprise after about 10 mins, i realised that i prefered the sound of the "cheap stuff" compared to my Rumour which was incidently £10 per metre. Now i'm not saying it is "better" but just that i prefer the sound, a little less harsh perhaps but not lacking any of the detail. I know there have been various debates about the merits of expensive cabling but i must admit i have been very, very surprised. I think the cable is staying for the moment.