As Andyjm said, you may well have problems accomodating 6mm cable & it may be harder to route nicely.
Lets agree to disagree then.
Indeed, a sensible resolution, to be sure..
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AEJim - surely u have used 22mm copper.pipe - is that not.u use in yr top of the range units?
Actually, in our top of the range drive units we use Aluminium cable! But alas, it's still very thin... People forget that for all the ups and downs of cable debates once you get inside a speaker you generally have 100 feet+ of bog standard copper (or indeed aluminium) cable in the drive unit voice coil (for our Radiance and Reference Series' you can double that because they're dual-wound on both sides of the former). No matter how flash the internal wiring between crossover and drive unit may be you still have to use a lot of relatively thin wire for that voice coil to get the required winding.
When it comes down to it If you think the cable between your gear has a drastic effect on the sound then buy something you think will make your system perform at its best and be happy with it, if not then just use something thick enough for the required length and you'll probably be ok anyway.
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From an electricians point of view, 6mm = cooker cable....... 10mm= shower cable ......16mm and 25mm fuse boards and house main intake cable, any bigger than that power stations maybe?
Maybe what you need is quality not quantity?
besides I've known people to go mad over cable I was always told 10% of the cost of your system should be spent on cables etc
however if you want to try 6mm go ahead you have nothing to lose
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When it comes down to it If you think the cable between your gear has a drastic effect on the sound
But you're saying it doesn't, right?
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You really need AEJim to confirm you are right? Are you that desperate for affirmation? "Please sir, please sir.."
You are either 100% certain in your own mind or you're not. If you are 100% certain already then what AEJim thinks about this and that doesn't matter, surely? Well not unless you are simply attempting to garner AEJim's support as 'an authority' in a continuing attempt at being as condescending as possible to members of this forum that have other ideas...which at the very least could be seen as rather childish.
Wow, sense of humour failure.
Another innocent post getting personal. Shame. Tiring business.
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:rofl: Now that is funny. Innocent post indeed. I think my sense of humour has just been rebooted. Thanks for that.
lol..... you guys, I swear...
anyhoo, to the op...... try them all. Get short runs of the various diameters and see if they do indeed make a difference.
Compare bell wire with the 6mm stuff and everything inbetween. seriously if you have an old electrical device like a lawn mower try the chord on that too.
don't be afraid to experiment - you may save yourself some cash. Come back and let us know how you get on.
Everybody's wrong about everything and you're all idiots!
(Apologies for that outburst but his is a cable thread and I was just trying to get into the spirit of things )
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You mean 90% wrong.
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Thicker cable equals more copper and more bass! So if you want more bass...
Sorry siuk but thats rubbish. Should we use 22mm copper pipe instead of cable. May need a GasSafe installer but at least plenty of copper there. And separate solid silver bars to increase treble in biamp mode. Hopefully u r not serious but just in case op is misled then wire is fine. Not fine wire tho.
For what its worth, hollow cables are used in a number of applications where cooling liquid is pumped through the conductor (superconductor magnets, powerstation alternators etc), or where (given skin effect) cost savings can be made by not having wasted copper carrying no current at the centre of the conductor.
I have seen cryogenically treated speaker cables for sale (no idea why, seemed marketing nonsense to me), but how about superconducting speaker cables?
I see a market niche....
Thanks andy for taking me serioisly. Taking F1 practice as lead I have been experimenting with copper pipework in an effort to maintain constant temperature at any volume. I find liquid nitrogen a little too cold, favouring -20degC currently. The extra bass at low temps is amazing but still worried around 40-50khz where the cold copper tends to attenuate. More.work to be done.
My my, the stand up circuit has really been missing out ...some right comedians here.
In the mid 90s there was an article in a well known Hi-Fi mag and someone had used mercury to connect source to speakers. If I recall correctly the mercury was in 'troughs' (from valve amps I think). Of course there'll always be someone - or a group of someones - around to point out that such antics are totally worthless, crazy, idiotic, but what the heck, it was entertaining and if the person that did it didn't mind risking their life with hazardous material then who is anyone else to criticise? I don't recall whether more mercury increased the bass or treble though. ....
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