Ruddy heavy 845 monos. That'll do ya mate I dont do willy waving .
Get some 511 ofc multi strand and some bananas. Then spend the remaining 150+ quid down the pub. Or blow the lot on foo .
Spending £200 on speaker cable is waste of money. You can get 5 meters of good quality OFC speaker cable and banana plugs for under £50. You won't hear any difference by buying cables that cost more than this.
...and it leaves you with £150 to spend on something worthwhile like music.
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I want to get the best cable for my budget,
Obviously you're free to spend your money on whatever you choose and I respect that.
But you won't get any improvement to the sound by spending £200 rather then £50. IMO you'd be better off spending the extra £150 on something more worthwhile like your girlfriend or your family.
Just beware that some "hifi" cables have huge mark-ups in price, I would stick to the pro cables or multistrand OFCs. I would put the money towards a better amp or speakers or more music.
I would make up your own mind.
Try some Atlas or TQ around your budget, and if you don't hear a difference over cheap OFC cables, then save your money......simples.
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This is absolutely the best solution. Make up your own mind by trying them for yourself.
Arcam Alpha 9/9P amps and Alpha 9 CD all extensively modified by Fidelity Audio (level 3+), Acoustic Energy speakers, Fidelity Audio NNU X Reference Mains Filter, quality cables & interconnects, Sony AV.
sound like a good solution mate, im going down audio T now, they are willing to let me try some blackrhodium tango and some ofc cable to compare, cant be bad, worth a trial at home, thanks guys
I find is amazing people still use rubbish cable. I have always bought good quality cable, not because I was told to, but because I listened to the difference and felt (for me) it gave an adequate improvement for the amount of money I cost.
I use Chord odyssey on my system, speak to someone at Chord and see what they recommend for your system, they actually know what they are talking about!
over cheap OFC cables
All the best
Rick @ Musicraft
Musicraft (Derby), Specialist Hi-Fi/AV & Multimedia Dealer
good accurate audio monitoring and good sound reproduction to all
I find is amazing people still use rubbish cable.
I use good quality cable
If someone can't hear the difference between cables then they are LUCKY!
'Difference' is all relative, I (like most people with good hearing) have always been able to tell significant differences between cables, but believe me im not happy about it!
Synology 212j, Sonos Connect, Leema Elements Dac, Pro-Ject Debut, Arcam A38, Kef R100, Chord cables
Out of interest , have any of you Chord fanboys taken the time to actualy find out whats in the guts of your wonder wires .
Haha! No need as I feel it sounds far superior to cheaper OFC cable!
I don't think I am in any way an evangelist for expensive cabling, but to my ears it really does make a difference. Couldn't care less about the science bit really - if I hear a controlled bottom end, or more spacious treble, thoses are traits I enjoy and feel that my Chord (yes I am a fanboy!) cables help accentuate. IMO, I have heard more significant differences with changes of interconnects but every little helps right?,
I find it crazy that you would invest money in decent separates only to lash up the components with substandard cabling. It is like having a performance car and putting cheap 'ditch finder' tyres on it instead of higher quality ones - you'll never reach its full potential!
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