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Speaker cable upgrade.

I have some spare cash at the end of the month and would like to replace my atlas hyper 1.5 with something better, i will happily spend up to £30 pound pm if it's worth it, anyone have any suggestions on what would work well with my kit?

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RE: Speaker cable upgrade.

Hi Jimm,

I recently upgraded to chord rumour 2 for my RX1 and Marantz pm8003 combo and it works great! The separation is vastly improved, but especially the bass is now more controlled where before it was a little boomy. You can now clearly hear the different tones in bass and it is far more tuneful. The cables are also nice and thin and don't cost ridiculous amounts of money! I do expect odyssesy to sound at least as good, and perhaps a little better...

Good luck!

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Thanks for the reply, ive had the atlas cable for about 5 year's now, i want a bit more sparkle in the treble, ill have a look online at chord, they are highly regarded. I like the sound of my atlas cable so maybe it's a simple case of upgrading from the 1.5 to 3.0?

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+1 for Odyssey 2 cables Smile

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Jamie, I would recommend you either stay with the Atlas range, or try some Telurium Q.....always have the option to return if necessary.

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 Ill likely buy some hyper 3.0 however the telurium Q look's promising with good reviews too.

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I'm using Atlas Hyper biwire on #2 hifi, which I think is parallel runs of Hyper 1.5 and 3.0. This might give you a little extra something but doubt you'll hear much difference. What kind of improvement are you looking for, whats your total budget and cable length?

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I listen at my pc desk, i only need 1.5 m per speaker, i would spend up to £30 pm if the improvement was worth it or maybe i should look at a better interconnect than my atlas, i have some money to spend so id like to improve the sound of my hifi with a cheeky cable upgrade but only if it's worth it.

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Hi Jamie,

If you can stretch you budget a bit more,the Tellurium Q black is worth a listen. It's the best speaker cable I've heard and used in its price range.:bounce:

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Ill have a google, look's promising, cheer's for the reply.

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Hi, I would tend to go for the Telurium Q Blue. (The black would be a considerable increas in you budget) Don't use it in my system but a mate has it and it is good. Also it has a bit of a name for itself at the moment, as do all of their products it would appear. Should be easier to sell on than the Atlas if you decide you do not like it.

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The black is quite pricey, £46 per m, ouch, from what i have read both the blue and black are excellent cables, if i can get a good price on the black then ill go for it if, I only need 1.5 m either side, £150 ish is a lot of money for 3 metres of cable!

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My mind is made up, ill be ordering some of the black stuff.

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The TQ Black is remarkable cable, and will never need upgraded in the future. In the context of your current system, I agree with Alears, that the "Blue" would have been fine.

Let us know how you get on, as it will be interesting to see if you think it gives a £150 worth of an upgrade.......I work on the principal that it has to bring a bigger improvement than spending the same money on anything else.

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CnoEvil wrote:
The TQ Black is remarkable cable, and will never need upgraded in the future. In the context of your current system, I agree with Alears, that the "Blue" would have been fine. Let us know how you get on, as it will be interesting to see if you think it gives a £150 worth of an upgrade.......I work on the principal that it has to bring a bigger improvement than spending the same money on anything else.

Have to say that £46-£47 per mtr is a colossal amount to spend on cables, especially if your system is below £5k.

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plastic penguin wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:
The TQ Black is remarkable cable, and will never need upgraded in the future. In the context of your current system, I agree with Alears, that the "Blue" would have been fine. Let us know how you get on, as it will be interesting to see if you think it gives a £150 worth of an upgrade.......I work on the principal that it has to bring a bigger improvement than spending the same money on anything else.

Have to say that £46-£47 per mtr is a colossal amount to spend on cables, especially if your system is below £5k.

That is exactly why I made the comment, and only time will tell if the extra performance will be worth the outlay....TQ is really good stuff (if you believe in such things).

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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