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Offline jimbones

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speaker cables
« on: March 20, 2018, 09:22:09 AM »
I have a pair of MIT shotgun speaker cable that are about 30 years old. From time to time I have wanted to replace them but each time I demoed something in my system I have not found a cable to outperform the MIT as of yet. Do speaker cable brands tend to have a "House sound"? In my shopping for a cable brand I would like to at least narrow down the field or steer to something that appeals to  me.
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Re: speaker cables
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2018, 10:33:57 AM »
YEs . most cables have a house sound. The cable should just get out of the way. Basically do no harm. For me cables as a tone control is a no go. If one has to "color" the sound something is wrong with components.
  To date I like TWL, Tchernov and Wireworld.


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Re: speaker cables
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2018, 10:39:11 AM »
DIY - Cut it in half, cut the 2 pieces to desired length, cut off the plugs and you're good to go!  I actually think that Jimmy Marks tried this years back... maybe ask him?

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Re: speaker cables
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2018, 10:58:22 AM »
Hi Jim,

 You could call Tom Tutay at Transition Audio Designs at (850) 244-3041.
 He makes a wonderful speaker cable, very reasonably priced.

  Tell him I sent you.

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Offline Bob in St. Louis

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Re: speaker cables
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2018, 04:20:49 PM »
My entire system is "White Lightning Moonshine" DIY cables.
Check it out.

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/whitelightning/moonshine.html

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Re: speaker cables
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2018, 09:13:03 PM »
My entire system is "White Lightning Moonshine" DIY cables.
Check it out.

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/whitelightning/moonshine.html

Canare 4S11 is superior. In fact I have yet to find a reason to upgrade. If I was going to, I'd probably go with ZenWave. They are technically better and use fancy audiophile connectors with better conductivity.

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Re: speaker cables
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2018, 07:50:57 AM »
Canare 4S11 is superior.

Yeah, that looks reeeeal nice...
http://www.canare.com/ProductItemDisplay.aspx?productItemID=65
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SPVIMGU

"Special polyethylene dielectric" - Uh-oh! Have to hear it to know how much music it eats. Looks great for low cost wire tho.
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Re: speaker cables
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2018, 07:52:45 AM »
Really happy with Pete's (TWL) cables.
Probably my "till death do we part" cable.

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Re: speaker cables
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2018, 08:04:23 AM »
Over at AC, there’s a guy, coz I believe, that did cables a few years ago and they were highly regarded. If I recall correctly, he did a post on what materials to use and how to construct. If there’s a 5 - 10% difference, let’s say, in the sound, then I’m going with the cheap(er) stuff
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Re: speaker cables
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2018, 08:21:33 AM »
Over at AC, there’s a guy, coz I believe, that did cables a few years ago and they were highly regarded. If I recall correctly, he did a post on what materials to use and how to construct. If there’s a 5 - 10% difference, let’s say, in the sound, then I’m going with the cheap(er) stuff
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Re: speaker cables
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2018, 08:32:51 AM »
Over at AC, there’s a guy, coz I believe, that did cables a few years ago and they were highly regarded. If I recall correctly, he did a post on what materials to use and how to construct. If there’s a 5 - 10% difference, let’s say, in the sound, then I’m going with the cheap(er) stuff
Nick
Paul ("Occam")?

Actually, I think it is a guy named Robert.
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Re: speaker cables
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2018, 08:42:19 AM »
They must be pretty good, since his name is Bob.

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Re: speaker cables
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2018, 10:55:13 AM »
Now that you guys have posted multiple times about "White Lightning Moonshine" cables, my DIY post from earlier doesn't seem so farfetched!  8)

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Re: speaker cables
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2018, 11:18:50 AM »
They must be pretty good, since his name is Bob.

How weird.... I was thinking the exact same thing! I found cOz on AC and will do the seach on his cables. I’m sure he did cables
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Re: speaker cables
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2018, 11:21:04 AM »
Now that you guys have posted multiple times about "White Lightning Moonshine" cables, my DIY post from earlier doesn't seem so farfetched!  8)

SN

Over the years, I’ve heard nothing but good things about moonshine  :clap:
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