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Heres my system,

Project Debut 3 Turntable with Ortofon OMB5

Cambridge Audio Azur 540a Amp

Cambridge Audio Azur 540c Cd

TDL Nucleus KV1 speakers bi wired on stands.

Any advice on improving my budget system is welcome I listen to Rock/Indie mainly.

It's not a bad budget system but I don't know how to / what to upgrade   

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 Swoosta, what cables are you using?

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user="chris lowe" wrote:

 Swoosta, what cables are you using?

Hi, Speaker cable is Gale Electronics xl160

The Audio connects are QED QUNEX 2 

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i sugest u get some better speaker cable i would spend £5 to £10 per metre , the QED QUNEX 2 are good but i would get a Cambridge Audio AZUR REFERENCE 0.75M as i find it better and i will bring sinergy to your sistem as it did to mine ( 540 cd,640 amp)

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How much difference would it make upgrading the speaker cable?

 

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a lot of diference like night an day but u need to gon fram cheap cable to real good cable i whent from gale £2 per metre to ixos £10 per metre

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What speaker cable do you recommend?

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look in to QED X-Tube XT300 in around the 10 pounds per mt

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Get a power amp, and biamp it with QED Silver Anniversary XT. It will make a significant difference to melody, separation of instruments, clarity, detail etc etc

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hello swoosta,have you thought about upgrading the stylus on your project 3,a good choice is the om10 or 20,

it will slot nicely on your existing cartridge and will give you an a/b comparison with your cd.you may find no need to change any of your cables i suppose it depends on which source you listen to more often.the cables you use at the moment are decent enough given your system i use gale speaker cable and qed interconncts

and am very happy with the sound they produce.new speaker cables and interconnects can be quite pricey on the upgrade path but a new stylus for your tt would not be.by all means consider different cables but have a demo,sometimes what you here is different not necessarily better.

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user="sex" wrote:
gale £2 per metre to ixos £10 per metre

Hi my Italiano friend.....when it come to speakers cable, the more expensive doesn't mean better! but yes, i agree that gale is a bit weedy in sound.

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user="JoelSim" wrote:
Get a power amp, and biamp it with QED Silver Anniversary XT. It will make a significant difference to melody, separation of instruments, clarity, detail etc etc

 

I'm not sure how to biamp can you give some details

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user="swoosta" wrote:

user="JoelSim" wrote:
Get a power amp, and biamp it with QED Silver Anniversary XT. It will make a significant difference to melody, separation of instruments, clarity, detail etc etc

 

I'm not sure how to biamp can you give some details

I always buy 1 good amp or pre/power rather than bi-amp.

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user="Thaiman" wrote:

user="swoosta" wrote:

user="JoelSim" wrote:
Get a power amp, and biamp it with QED Silver Anniversary XT. It will make a significant difference to melody, separation of instruments, clarity, detail etc etc

 

I'm not sure how to biamp can you give some details

I always buy 1 good amp or pre/power rather than bi-amp.

This is all foreign to me, can someone give me some heads-up about using anything else other than an amp connected to the speakers, I don't know about bi amping pre amps?

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Stop worrying,get some better speakers, forget all this speaker cables and interconnect malarky.

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user="swoosta" wrote:

 

How much difference would it make upgrading the speaker cable?

 

Nothing,zero,zilch,cables make minute differences,and yes I have expensive ones,change your speakers,the Cambridge kit can take a much better pair of quality standmounters.

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