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    Speakers with 2 sets of connections on the back for speaker cable, one LF the other HF - do I need connectors between them if I only want to use the standard one amp (i.e. not bi-wire)?

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    Current system. NAS Interspace, Jelco 750, /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amps - Quad 909/306/Croft micro 25. Chario Syntar 100 Tower. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    Yes you need links

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stryder5 View Post
    Yes you need links

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    Can I just make them out of speaker cable?
    Current system. NAS Interspace, Jelco 750, /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amps - Quad 909/306/Croft micro 25. Chario Syntar 100 Tower. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    Can I just make them out of speaker cable?
    Yes
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    Thanks.
    Current system. NAS Interspace, Jelco 750, /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amps - Quad 909/306/Croft micro 25. Chario Syntar 100 Tower. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    Yes I wouldn't be tempted by these manufacturers claiming their links sound better, it's two inches of wire for gawd's sake. (Now awaiting the wrath of the pro-cable brigade)
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Yes I wouldn't be tempted by these manufacturers claiming their links sound better, it's two inches of wire for gawd's sake. (Now awaiting the wrath of the pro-cable brigade)
    I agree. It will make little difference what wire/cable is used.

    Strip a bit of copper solid core mains cable and cut it to size. It'll work just fine.
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    Or strip more insulation off your speaker cable and feed it through both terminals
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    Maplin speaker cable cos I can't hear a difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Yes I wouldn't be tempted by these manufacturers claiming their links sound better, it's two inches of wire for gawd's sake. (Now awaiting the wrath of the pro-cable brigade)
    I have the mincer ready to accept your goolies

    Agreed, any old length of wire WILL DO THE JOB, but at least make sure it isn't thin poor quality stuff like bell wire and no need for anything expensive either.

    What you should not use is the "gold plated" flat metal bent straps that are made from brass, or worse still QED Silver Anniversary which at even a few inches long utterly destroys the sound.
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    Guy ended up not delivering the speakers anyway, and now its radio silence.
    Current system. NAS Interspace, Jelco 750, /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amps - Quad 909/306/Croft micro 25. Chario Syntar 100 Tower. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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