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    Join Date: May 2016

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    Default SPEAKER CABLE recommendations pls

    I've now ordered Van damm shotgun hifi 6mm .


    I've been using QED silver anniversary for about 20 years and on Sunday I decided I'd try some real thick red Cambridge audio bi-wire cable I was given with some speakers a few years back and I'm sure I noticed an improvement so I'm now thinking "try something better "
    Now it could be the ole placebo effect!! After all shouldn't the qed better the Cambridge audio ??
    Any suggestions? Budget would be about 60-80 for 2x 2.5m lengths.


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    It won't be a placebo effect. QED Silver Anniversary is horrible. Certainly the worst sounding speaker cable I've tried in my system. I'd say virtually anything else is likely to give you an improvement. Avoiding anything with silver plated copper cores is probably a good idea.

    Something like this may suit: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Van-Damme-...oAAOSwol5Yz~q7
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    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Well f*** me !!

    I was looking at that van damme cable and the clear hifi one . So I should certainly go ahead and change?


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    Quote Originally Posted by andyrlb View Post
    So I should certainly go ahead and change?
    Up to you, but I wouldn't give the QED houseroom.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    cheers


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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    It won't be a placebo effect. QED Silver Anniversary is horrible. Certainly the worst sounding speaker cable I've tried in my system. I'd say virtually anything else is likely to give you an improvement. Avoiding anything with silver plated copper cores is probably a good idea.
    A bit surprised that people can have such different experiences with the same cable. I was thinking of picking up some 2nd hand QED SA to try, mainly because it is cheap and back in the day I seem to recall it was an "award winner", whatever that means.

    Why do you say silver plated copper is best avoided?

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    Quite agree but we all have our own views.

    I personally use QED X-tube 400 with airlock banana plugs (bi-wired)

    I would also recommend Van Damm "Shotgun" 6mm.

    At the end of the day, it's what your budget can stand and what sounds good in your system.

    Can't see what wrong with Silver Plated copper.

    Peter




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    Hi Peter, hope you are well .
    I have now ordered the Van damm "shotgun " 6 mm


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    Has the "Muscles from Brussels" stopped inflicting those horrible films on us and got into hifi then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
    Has the "Muscles from Brussels" stopped inflicting those horrible films on us and got into hifi then?



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