RE: [DMCForum] Hi-Performance speaker wire.
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RE: [DMCForum] Hi-Performance speaker wire.

Since the subject is suddenly something I know a bit about (why does
this happen on weekends? Sheesh), I'll throw in my two pence: Mogami
is the best speaker cable for the money IMHO. If you buy a roll of
that you can make enough speaker cables to last you a lifetime. I know
there are plenty of DIY guys on this list. With a little practice you
can make your own cables easier than you can ... er ... read this


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Marc Levy [mailto:malevy_nj@xxxxxxxxx]
      Sent: Sun 4/25/2004 6:25 PM
      To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
      Subject: [DMCForum] Hi-Performance speaker wire.

      I will agree that it would be hard to tell the
      difference between some high cost OFC monster speaker
      cable and 30A solid core electrical wire.  However,
      when most people use the 22Gage zip cord that comes
      with a set of speakers, Monster is a significant
      Although, when I was thinking about your comments I
      thought you were referring to the line-level audio
      cables that are so expensive.  Especially having been
      a professional home theater installer for the past
      year, I have fix many noise and audio (and video)
      problems by replacing the line level cables with the
      better quality "monster" type.
      Last time I *TOOK* a challenge like this, I lost..
      When I worked for a high-end audio store back in 1988,
      A factory rep that was selling the store a new line of
      speakers told us that we should recommend that our
      customers "Bi-Wire" the speakers!  I laughed at him,
      saying that Bi-Amplification was why the engineers had
      a dual input crossover.  Well, he challenged me to a
      A/B comparison, and even allowed ME to wire it all up.
      Holy crap, he was right!  The bi-wired speaker
      sounded better.  His eexplanationwas the EMF generated
      by the moving woofer aactuallydistorted the tweeter.
      By using the Bi-Wire method, the reverse EMF from the
      woofer could not get back in to the tweeter.
      Then there was the time I challenged a AT&T electrical
      engineer I was working with who claimed that because
      Audio was AC, there was no polarity and therefore you
      could hook up speakers either way with no impact on
      audio quality.  I set up a little demo that reversed
      the polarity of one speaker when he flipped a switch.
      That one, I won. :)
      --- Martin Gutkowski <webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
      > Hi Marc
      > I will chalenge you to a blind test, in studio
      > conditions, between a set
      > of quality speakers wired with monster cable, and
      > the same setup using
      > household 30A solid core cable (such as you have on
      > an electric oven).
      > And don't get me started on "directional" speaker
      > cables. I'll say it
      > this once: there is no such thing, nor can there
      > ever be by the very
      > nature of how power is transferred to a speaker
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