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#3431 - 06/04/02 03:21 PM Cable match-up to the M60
Bestboy4 Offline
buff

Registered: 04/15/02
Posts: 45
Loc: Columbia, MD
I am planning on buying a pair of M60's in the near future, so I was wondering if you M60 owners out there can help me figure out a good pair of speaker cables to match with it. I hear that all of the Axiom line is slightly forward sounding. So I was looking for something on the warm side like the Cardas Quadlink. Any suggestions?

P.S.- I have a Denon 3802 receiver that would be driving the M60's.

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#3432 - 06/04/02 04:10 PM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4832
Loc: western canada
If you do a general search in the forums for speaker wire or speaker cable you will find plenty of info already discussed quite recently on this topic.

To keep things short, don't waste your money. Buy some decent 10,12 or 14awg (depending on the length of your wire run) speaker cable from local vendors that suits your budget and save your $1000 for components like those extra Axiom QS8s, nice stands, new listening couch, etc.

You can find Ultralink 12awg speaker cable for a buck a foot or less (Cdn) as one example.
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#3433 - 06/04/02 04:59 PM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
polara Offline
old hand

Registered: 05/19/02
Posts: 64
i sell a conditioned unidirectional wire for 15$ us a foot
fully burned in with your choice of connectors-8 colors available-(i start with home depot 12 gauge wire then perform some voodoo with my secret electronic conditioner- age for 6-8 months- find a sucker-sell them)
i can put you on my waiting list if you want-that only cost 50$ for application fee(i check were my babies go)lol
if you want to bi-wire use the power cord thats 12 gauge by 4 wires works nice -only 70 cents a foot-and you only have one wire on the floor for each speaker
i tried the onix brand it was a joke(sp100)

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#3434 - 06/04/02 05:02 PM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
ravi_singh Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 03/14/02
Posts: 1351
Loc: Montreal
buy phoenix gold 12 or 10 ga. at absolute most, buy kimber 4pr.

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#3435 - 06/04/02 07:26 PM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
CAV104 Offline
veteran

Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 118
Loc: Lake Worth, FL
Hello Bestboy4
I agree with Chesseroo and Polara, buy a quality 12 or 14 ga.
wire and save your money for system upgrades. By the way Polara, I age my wire in an oak barrel filled with ginseng root and goat tripe for about 13 months, you might want to give that a try.

CAV104

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#3436 - 06/04/02 07:30 PM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
CAV104 Offline
veteran

Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 118
Loc: Lake Worth, FL
Hello Bestboy4
Forgot to mention it, I have a pair of 60,s with 12 ga. they sound awesome.

CAV104

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#3437 - 06/05/02 06:37 AM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
Randyman Offline
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Registered: 03/29/02
Posts: 184
Loc: Honolulu, Hawaii
Aww guys!!

I am soooo disappointed!

You don't know nuttin about exotic speaker wire! If you really want the absolute finest sounding wire on this side of the solar system, then here is what you do (and you are not gonna believe this, I swear):

Run down to a professional electrican's supply store (not a home improvement slug store) see if they can order this: Cryonix 10 gage dual tetrahedoned laced hyperstranded 3 conductor solid litz silvo-copper wire with dynapolymer shielded insulation. This is the same stuff used for a lot of the high tech witing on the Space Shuttle. It is made by a speciality company that is a subsidiary of General Electric that is under contract to General Dynamics and NASA. Believe it or not, in a run of 200 feet, this stuff not only has absolutely NO signal loss, a resistance and capacitance that is so low, it is unmeasurable, and get this: it actually INCREASES the signal strength if the runs are less that 75ft! Steven Hawking said "It its the closest thing to perfect I have ever heard" And let me tell you , that is testimonial enough for me! If you can get the federal government discount, it will only cost you about $650/foot. A truly great deal, I assure you. Connected between my M60s and my Emerson 3.5wpc clock radio,I swear I am listening to a Macintosh 2250wpc power amplifier! NO Kidding! You just gotta try this stuff!

Get some!

Randyman


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#3438 - 06/05/02 09:01 AM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
CAV104 Offline
veteran

Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 118
Loc: Lake Worth, FL
Hey Randyman,
$650/foot! What a bargain and I only need 160'. BTW what type of projects do you PM?

CAV104

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#3439 - 06/05/02 10:19 AM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
CAV104 Offline
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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 118
Loc: Lake Worth, FL
Hello Bestboy4,
All kidding aside, read some of the previous posts about this topic. What you might want to try is this, first, pick up a decent brand of 12Ga.and give it a listen for awhile, second, order on line monster cable or whatever you decide and give it a listen, if you don't hear a difference you can return the cable since you bought it on line.

CAV104

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#3440 - 06/05/02 12:04 PM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
alan Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 3191
Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
Hey CAV104,

Laughed out loud here. Love the aging process in goat tripe and ginseng root. I don't have any goat tripe but I do have some goat cheese (it's great except for the goaty after-taste). Would that work okay? And after I seasoned my Home Depot 12-gauge in the cheese, I could eat it (the cheese, that is)!

Regards,
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