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#3461 - 06/07/02 05:00 AM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
Bestboy4 Offline
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Registered: 04/15/02
Posts: 45
Loc: Columbia, MD
Hello Cav104,

Fortunately I'm not a total purist. I will admit though that I did just cut about $900 total in speaker wiring form my audio budget if I go with Sound King 12ga.

I do like a little forwardness in my speakers (ie. the Boston Acoustics VRM series), just not alot. But some manufactures go overboard with titanium tweeters and cause shrill highs. I hope to go with Axiom because of their good repor. My final decision however, will be made after I the M60's in my living room for a couple of weeks.

Bestboy4

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#3462 - 06/07/02 08:52 AM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4800
Loc: western canada
Rock on.
Expensive cable and free at that. I'll make a killing reselling them on ebay.
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#3463 - 06/07/02 08:56 AM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4800
Loc: western canada
I wouldn't describe the M60s as forward but definitely a touch bright. It provides a clarity though that makes our choir vocal recordings sound accurate. For home theatre it makes the dialogure clean, even muffled whispers.
Changing our cd player from an old Technics to a newer Denon made a HUGE difference as well.
Never underestimate the influence of your other theatre components. The sound is only as good as your weakest link, and for us it was by far a crappola cd player.
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#3464 - 06/07/02 09:00 AM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
ravi_singh Offline
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Registered: 03/14/02
Posts: 1351
Loc: Montreal
350$ US a foot? Not bad! What a deal at %10 off!!

you guys wanna hear the dumbest marketing for high end wires I've ever heard in my life?

At the Montreal Sound and Image festival, Nordost was auditioning their new flat speaker cables. They were about 5 or 6000$ US a pair, 8 feet lengths each. The guy presenting the audition said the following in his speech

"the reason why most audio companies do not use rock music in their demos is because it is some of the hardest music to reproduce... it is very fast, so you need cables and speakers that are as fast as the music to keep up... the new Nordost cables are the fastest in the market and can keep up with any kind of music... now I'm going to play you a drum solo, listen as the music is not slowed down at all"...

so he put on this drum solo, and WOW!!! it wasn;t slow!!
OH MY GOD!! I should have just bought 20 pairs right there.. To my surprise, there were actually many IMPRESSED people in the room!! I would have liked to see him use 12 ga radio shack in comparison, to see how much slower the music would have been..

gimme a break, Nordost.. what kind of music plays faster than the speed of an electron travelling across copper?

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#3465 - 06/07/02 04:15 PM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
Randyman Offline
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Registered: 03/29/02
Posts: 184
Loc: Honolulu, Hawaii
Sorry everybody, but I just gotta get back in here with a comment.

If it even slightly true that those expensive exotic engineered cables improve the sound, then I don't understand why equipment manufacturers don't use them to wire up the components INSIDE their equipment! Man, just imagine how much better a CD player or an amplifier could sound if that super cable was used to connect all those tiny little ICs! WOW! or even if they could use that wire INSIDE those tiny little ICs!

Hmmm... I'm gonna contact Motorola, or NEC. Maybe I'm on to something here......

Look out Bill Gates! Here I come!


Thanks for all the great posts! This stuff makes my day!

Randyman

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#3466 - 06/07/02 04:31 PM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
chesseroo Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4800
Loc: western canada
Ya, i'm gonna start wiring my computer with 10ga Nordost.
That ought to make this little Duron cpu sing eh? (pardon the pun)
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#3467 - 06/07/02 08:10 PM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
polara Offline
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Registered: 05/19/02
Posts: 64
im redoing my whole house so maybe my lightbulbs will last longer

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#3468 - 06/08/02 02:30 AM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
ravi_singh Offline
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Registered: 03/14/02
Posts: 1351
Loc: Montreal
HAHAHAHA!!!

this is truly the best thread ever on this board..


maybe my lightbulbs will last longer...... oh man, that's PRICELESS humour!!

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#3469 - 06/09/02 04:27 AM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
jquark Offline
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Registered: 05/21/02
Posts: 18
Hi everyone!

Great thread! In all seriousness though, I have the M22s and will have a run of 4-6 feet. What gauge would be best? 12,14,16? Thanks. Oh, I also agree with the view that copper is copper. As a physicist I am sure that this is so. However, does anyone know anything about silver cable or silver interconnects?

thanks

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#3470 - 06/09/02 01:29 PM Re: Cable match-up to the M60
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4800
Loc: western canada
For a run that short a 14ga should be perfectly fine. I use 10awg all around just because i bought one big long length of it. I didn't see the point in having 14ga for my main runs, 12ga for medium length runs and then 10ga for really long runs, etc., so i just chose one gauge period.

As for the silver cable/interconnects, i've read many different things but ulitmately it will conduct an electrical signal which is the whole point. Considering it is a different metal it may have a different sound than copper but who's to really say?
It will cost more that's for sure.
I have yet to try listening to anything silver myself.
It definitely won't oxidize as easily as the copper which is good if you are going to bare wire your speakers.
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