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RE: Terminated speaker cables

Off topic but some very nice Totem Hawks on ebay !!

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Shanka wrote:
Off topic but some very nice Totem Hawks on ebay !!

Thanks but may be too large for my room and requirements. The largest I'm realistically looking at is Arros or standmounts.

Cheers again.

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RobinKidderminster wrote:
Irrelevant but. Yamaha manual saya banana plugs notapplicable in uk?? I picked out the plaatic caps and they r fine ofcourse.

Isn't that because they are obliged to say that due to some bonkers EU regs?  Everyone else in the world manages, but we aren't capable!  I'm expecting the audio police any day to confiscate mine...

IIRC, they have to put the caps in, as the EU models use the round pin power plugs that fit in the 4mm Banana socket. To stop people plugging a power socket directly into their amplifier outputs or speaker inputs.

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Damn. I struggled to get my uk 3pin square plug into the speaker terminals. But now I am a real 'actives' convert. Smile

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RobinKidderminster wrote:
Irrelevant but. Yamaha manual saya banana plugs notapplicable in uk?? I picked out the plaatic caps and they r fine ofcourse.

 

EU regulations state that because they are not made of bananas, you cannot call them banana plugs, hence why not applicable.

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Please dont make this forum an exuse to cririsise eu directives. This is a non political forum focussing on hifi & av.
PS. Why dont we ban eu horsemeat like thwy did to our cows?
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drlindgren wrote:

RobinKidderminster wrote:
Irrelevant but. Yamaha manual saya banana plugs notapplicable in uk?? I picked out the plaatic caps and they r fine ofcourse.

 

EU regulations state that because they are not made of bananas, you cannot call them banana plugs, hence why not applicable.

 

Most of the EU regs are totally bananas!!! Or are we banned from saying that? As an aside, the EU own two houses in the Carribean and employ 9 full time staff there to check that bananas are grown properly before they are exported to Europe. Nice job if you can get one.

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PP..

In the past I've  appreciate your thoughts like Cno etc.. Im in the same boat as you are with regards to (primarily) budget and (space). I have tried diff. cables s/c, int from rca to xlr, copper to silver to silver plated copper, shielded to fairly basic. Just demoed the TQ graphite 2 days ago in my own system against the MIT which I currently owned.. The difference is subtle as (I mean ) not much but there is!

I used to own chord odyssey then epic then tq black..Im a bit puzzled why does chord etc..using screened shielding while others dont. but like TQ which seems to be prone to r/f etc sounds better IMO. "metallurgy" it might be it.

Right.. IMO,.. upgrade your speakers first mate..

 

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  is the "subtle difference"

 

is the "subtle difference" improvement of the T Q Graphites enough for you to want to keep / pay for them?

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PP..

In the past I've  appreciate your thoughts like Cno etc.. Im in the same boat as you are with regards to (primarily) budget and (space). I have tried diff. cables s/c, int from rca to xlr, copper to silver to silver plated copper, shielded to fairly basic. Just demoed the TQ graphite 2 days ago in my own system against the MIT which I currently owned.. The difference is subtle as (I mean ) not much but there is!

I used to own chord odyssey then epic then tq black..Im a bit puzzled why does chord etc..using screened shielding while others dont. but like TQ which seems to be prone to r/f etc sounds better IMO. "metallurgy" it might be it.

Right.. IMO,.. upgrade your speakers first mate..

 

regards

Totally agree... the dealer did offer me the chance to try some at home, so it depends how much those flappy things on the side of my head detect, I suppose.

Since he mentioned cables I've toyed with the twisted notion (probably wrong) that a small tweak may give a sonic portal to new speakers. I don't know at this stage, it's a case of 'suck it and see'.

Appreciate your input.

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