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Forgive the double posting but as I didn't even know there was an accessories page I thought that I'd try posting the link here.

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/accessories/van-damme-blue-bargain-of-the-...

As my comment in the above link suggests, I'm going from stereo to 5.1 and will need cables for it. The MA BX5s are going to be replaced by the MA Radius 270HD10's 5.1 system. Anyone has any great thoughts on cables; much appreciated!

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RE: Cables (again!)

why MA Radius 270HD10.your arcam could do with something a bit better.just a suggestionbeauty, eh

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I prefer floorstanders to speaker stands, my room isn't big enough for floorstanders all around, I can't (yet) afford Apex (despite them being stand mounted) and I don't want to attach speakers to the wall; so it's a compromise.

 

There really aren't that many alternatives.

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thats a shame your avr was made for bigger rooms.my be a down grade mite be an idea.i had an avr400 and moved house and the room was small so i sold my arcam and got a new yamaha for £500 and sold my b&w cms and got some cambridge audio minx21.with the money i had left i got a new 60"lcd.best thing i ever didparty time!

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The Arcam AVR 500 is a fantastic receiver, when it works, I used to own one. There is nothing wrong with using it with the Radius in a small room. Yes it would be better paired with something like the Apex, but as you say needs must. I used to run the Radius range and they are great speakers .

 

There is no need to downgrade an amp because its a small  room. Quality amplification is quality amplification. 

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There are quite a few rated budget speaker cables - I have heard the audio quest Flipfil 14/4 it was very good for the money - it is mega thick so make sure it suits your decor / room can hide it. Alternatives Van Damme UP LC-OFC is decent again for the money but I would go with the Audioquest over that from what I heard. The audio quest is not so easy for a rear speaker run - if you go with it you can scale it down to the single run not sure the number to reduce the diameter of it to make it easier to hide. I don.t have the same speaker cable front and back, I wish I did - it makes a difference so keep it the same if you can. I would also keep all front 3 runs the same length and the 2 rears the same length also regardless if the length of cable is needed for each of the speakers. Best of luck

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sorry the room i have was to small for the speakers (thats what i meant to say )and i felt i wasnt getting the best out of my arcam.

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Thanks for the replies one

Thanks for the replies one and all.

Ric; talking with dealers they agree that the AVR should work really well with the Radius's. We'll see in due course. I bought it brand new for £1200, a deal I thought too good to miss out on, it allows me scope to switch to something like the Apex in future if I get a bigger room.

I've gone for VanDamme Blue; all I need to do now is work out how I get it under the floorboards to the other side of the room!

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Plastic trunking (semicircular cross section) above skirting looks fine. Dependant on original shape of skirting. Better than ripping up boards.

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