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    Try the Cable Talk speaker leads I'm offering in Private Exhibitions. They're good. Send 'em back if you don't like them . Just cover the postage or buy them if they suit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Try the Cable Talk speaker leads I'm offering in Private Exhibitions. They're good. Send 'em back if you don't like them . Just cover the postage or buy them if they suit.
    They look like great cables for a great price, unfortunately I need one cable that is 5m long. I'm looking regularly at Private Exhibitions to see if anything comes up.

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    That's funny, this was a 5.0m pair, but I made two 2.5m sets from them. Never mind .
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon75 View Post
    Just realised you've already stated what your experience is, think I'm just gonna have to take the plunge and find out for myself.
    I'm also looking for speaker cable that gives optimal balance in my set up Not sure that such a thing even exists and there are quite a lot of different ones to try...

    Tannoy claim -3dB at 43Hz for the 6.1 so they are not that bass shy but you can't get a quart out of a pint pot. The best you can do with speaker cable would be to get a bit more mid-bass emphasis but this tends to happen at the expense of the upper mids which can end up with a sound that is bassy but a bit bland. Assuming you don't want or can't have bigger speakers with better bass extension then it is probably better to accept the compromise than chase rainbows. There is always the subwoofer option, although that can get quite spendy for a really good one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I'm also looking for speaker cable that gives optimal balance in my set up Not sure that such a thing even exists and there are quite a lot of different ones to try...

    Tannoy claim -3dB at 43Hz for the 6.1 so they are not that bass shy but you can't get a quart out of a pint pot. The best you can do with speaker cable would be to get a bit more mid-bass emphasis but this tends to happen at the expense of the upper mids which can end up with a sound that is bassy but a bit bland. Assuming you don't want or can't have bigger speakers with better bass extension then it is probably better to accept the compromise than chase rainbows. There is always the subwoofer option, although that can get quite spendy for a really good one.
    I'm happy enough with the bass response of the 6.1 and the upper mids are very decent, that they were neutral sounding was something that appealed to me. I will go for some 4mm and just see what it does.

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