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    Default Spotfire Speaker Cable Review

    Hi All,

    I recently bought myself a pair of Oliver's New Speaker cables and thought I would post my thoughts.

    Setup was the new Project 2xperience SB DC fitted with At33ptg through a Pure Sound T10 sut into P10 phono stage

    DCB1 turbo preamp into a Pair of Firebottle Monos

    Speakers were Spendor S6e floor standers

    All cables for the review were Spotfire RCA and Spotfire Speaker Cables.

    Albums were Pink Floyd - The division Bell,

    Yello - Toy

    Queen - Re Mastered Greatest Hits.


    Ill keep this short, I hate waffle. I've used many cables from cheap Qed 79 Strand through to Chord Silver Spiral with many others in between and noticed a little change in how the sound was
    presented, liking some and hating others, the best to date in my system had been Tellurium so stuck with that for the past year or so.
    Yesterday I finally had the chance to hook up the Spotfire ( massive cables by any standard ) and oh my god what a revelation. These cables Slaughter anything I have used before, the have the biggest widest deepest soundstage ive ever heard, you can pinpoint every instrument and voices hover right in front of you almost as if you could close your eyes, reach out and touch the artist...
    treble is well extended without being over bearing bass is tight and very low but its the mids that impressed me the most, absolutely no grain full of air and plenty of space around the vocalist.
    I think Oliver has done the same with this speaker cable as he did with the interconnects. Full blooded hard hitting and very musical cable with the best sound stage I've heard at any price.. I would gladly pay double what I paid and still think Id got a bargain.


    My only criticism would be how stiff the cable is and you need plenty room behind your equipment rack to use this cable but, if you have the room boy are you in for a treat

    Regards Steve

    Well Done Oliver -- nice one mate, top notch cable
    Project 2experience sb dc, Cart: At33ptg
    Firebottle Mono Blocks
    Nelson Pass Dcb1 turbo @ 1.2A. Khozmo 50k series attenuator.
    CD Player: Cyrus cd8se
    Spendor S6e
    Spotfire rca throughout - Spotfire Speaker Cable

    Steve...

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    Quote Originally Posted by STD305M View Post
    Hi All,

    I recently bought myself a pair of Oliver's New Speaker cables and thought I would post my thoughts.

    Setup was the new Project 2xperience SB DC fitted with At33ptg through a Pure Sound T10 sut into P10 phono stage

    DCB1 turbo preamp into a Pair of Firebottle Monos

    Speakers were Spendor S6e floor standers

    All cables for the review were Spotfire RCA and Spotfire Speaker Cables.

    Albums were Pink Floyd - The division Bell,

    Yello - Toy

    Queen - Re Mastered Greatest Hits.


    Ill keep this short, I hate waffle. I've used many cables from cheap Qed 79 Strand through to Chord Silver Spiral with many others in between and noticed a little change in how the sound was
    presented, liking some and hating others, the best to date in my system had been Tellurium so stuck with that for the past year or so.
    Yesterday I finally had the chance to hook up the Spotfire ( massive cables by any standard ) and oh my god what a revelation. These cables Slaughter anything I have used before, the have the biggest widest deepest soundstage ive ever heard, you can pinpoint every instrument and voices hover right in front of you almost as if you could close your eyes, reach out and touch the artist...
    treble is well extended without being over bearing bass is tight and very low but its the mids that impressed me the most, absolutely no grain full of air and plenty of space around the vocalist.
    I think Oliver has done the same with this speaker cable as he did with the interconnects. Full blooded hard hitting and very musical cable with the best sound stage I've heard at any price.. I would gladly pay double what I paid and still think Id got a bargain.


    My only criticism would be how stiff the cable is and you need plenty room behind your equipment rack to use this cable but, if you have the room boy are you in for a treat

    Regards Steve

    Well Done Oliver -- nice one mate, top notch cable
    Hi Steve

    Wow! Thank you for your words!

    The rigidity of the cable cannot be avoided unfortunately BUT I do recommend spades at the Amplifier end because of this.

    Spades mean less strain on the amplifier terminals and also reduces the space needed to fit the cables. No 90deg angle to deal with.

    That said, I am really pleased to see you have had the same experience with the cables. It felt like I'd upscaled my entire system when they went in.

    Once again, thank you for taking the time to leave a few words on the cables.

    O

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    good write up. must be expensive as theres no price given
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    I would gladly pay double what I paid and still think Id got a bargain.


    Or you can send me the other half £££
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    good write up. must be expensive as theres no price given
    Not cheap Grant, regrettably.

    I've just quoted £420 for a 4m pair.

    They just can't be done cheaply. Worth it though, imo anyway.

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    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Krell KSA100 MK2 Amplifier
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
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    100+ quid a metre pair then.. i will consider
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    Any pictures Steve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    100+ quid a metre pair then.. i will consider
    As a rule of thumb, yes.

    I am trying to get that lower by looking for alternatives for the connections which could help a little.



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    Digital: Raspberry Pi 3+/Allo Boss 1.2/Isolator 1.3 & 2x LPSU's with Volumio & JRiver
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Krell KSA100 MK2 Amplifier
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A
    Price List For SPOTFIRE Cables here:https://bit.ly/2Uxiv3j

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    As a rule of thumb, yes.

    I am trying to get that lower by looking for alternatives for the connections which could help a little.



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    not a disaster as i only need metre lengths. might be a while tho
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    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
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    The SPOTFIRE Speaker cables have landed at Jimbos.

    These are big cables and superbly constructed.
    [IMG]IMG_0009 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/162281319@N03/][/IMG]

    [IMG]IMG_0010 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/162281319@N03/]J[/IMG]

    The cables fitted with spades - Ideal on the large Croft speaker terminals but still need a good mechanical tight fit, so make sure your amp can take them!
    [IMG]IMG_0011 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/162281319@N03/]Jckr[/IMG]

    Full review to come.
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