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Offline steve

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Re: What speaker cables are you using, what did they replace, and why?
« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2019, 02:23:55 PM »
And the gauge of wire makes a sonic difference, even down to 0,2 of a gauge or less. I would suggest doing a comparison of gauges when auditioning and using the results as a reference. If the larger sounds better, continue with even larger. If the smaller sounds better, continue with smaller. There will be an optimum gauge for one's system. This works for paralleling wires as well.

Do a comparison of materials as well, such as copper or silver. I would still keep track of the gauge, as jumping from one brand to another without knowing the gauges simply becomes a crap shoot.

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Re: What speaker cables are you using, what did they replace, and why?
« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2019, 03:13:16 PM »
I don’t have the discipline of most here; so take my findings with a few grains of salt... I also have 22 and 25 foot runs of speaker cable, which makes it $difficult$ to audition a lot of ‘audiophile’ cable.
I like the results with Anti-Cables standard 12 gauge wire. I guess it falls into the less insulated category of wire.

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Re: What speaker cables are you using, what did they replace, and why?
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2019, 06:46:04 PM »
I'm currently using Audience Front Row speaker cables.

They replaced Audience Au24 SX cables.

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