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    tubenutr

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    Interconnects

    Post by tubenutr on Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:42 pm

    Just for info, what type of interconnects does everyone use. Solid core or stranded?
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    corndog71

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    Re: Interconnects

    Post by corndog71 on Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:13 am

    tubenutr wrote:Just for info, what type of interconnects does everyone use. Solid core or stranded?
    confused

    I use both. Most of mine are home-made from solid core wire but I also use Kimber PBJ which is stranded.

    bluemeanies

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    Re: Interconnects

    Post by bluemeanies on Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:01 am

    Stranded...not for any particular reason.
    I am not in the esoteric wire club when it comes to cables.
    I use cables from Audio8, Nakamichi, and BJC, MIT Terminator and Emotiva power cords.
    The Emotiva power cords are connected to my m125's!
    The MIT cables were purchased used for $250.00...LCR....since changing my setup over the last year I am using Nakamichi speaker cables and there is absolutely no shortage in quality sound reproduction.
    They are very reasonable in price and well made...also they are a nice looking cable.

    monkuboy

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    Re: Interconnects

    Post by monkuboy on Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:22 am

    I use Blue Jeans stranded cables.

    arledgsc

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    Re: Interconnects

    Post by arledgsc on Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:24 am

    I am a skeptic and thrifty Scotsman.  I always look for solid engineering and steer away from tweaky, unproven technology with $$$ price tags.  I am currently using Audio Advisor Black Mamba II wires that utilize Audioquest cable with silver plated plugs.  No complaints.

    I also have a set of Blue Jeans interconnects.  The cable used is low capacitance and the plugs are just OK.  No complaints but the plugs aren't that great in comparison.  Great price, performance, value and can easily recommend them.

    MarcVBelgium

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    Re: Interconnects

    Post by MarcVBelgium on Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:57 pm

    Interlink for my turntables is "Deskadel pure silver solid" that I use since 1990 (!). Other interlinks are Supra, mostly XLR.

    tubenutr

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    Interconnects

    Post by tubenutr on Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:12 pm

    I find that stranded cable sounds better with tube equipment and solid core with SS. Any thoughts?

    skriefal

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    Re: Interconnects

    Post by skriefal on Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:51 pm

    Whatever is at hand that isn't too flimsy and has decent connectors.

    deepee99

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    Re: Interconnects

    Post by deepee99 on Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:23 am

    Hard to beat Blue Jeans Cable in Seattle (http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/audio/index.htm) for solid quality wire; they're the only ones I know of who use Belden (U.S.-made) copper wire and their terminations are bullet-proof, both for co-ax or speaker leads. Very reasonably priced.
    Clear-Day Cables (http://www.cleardaycables.com/) makes superb silver-stranded speaker wire, also with excellent terminations.
    You can wire an entire system with Blue Jeans for what about a foot of Audioquest junk costs.

    Captain Coconut

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    Re: Interconnects

    Post by Captain Coconut on Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:17 am

    I use a pair of Acoustic Zen Silver Reference interconnects that set me back $2,148. They make Celine Dion's lyrics seem more profound. Laughing

    bluemeanies

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    Re: Interconnects

    Post by bluemeanies on Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:04 am

    No dis-respect CC but $2,148.00 is a lot of coconuts...Celine should have given you at least one lap dance! lol

    Dave_in_Va

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    Re: Interconnects

    Post by Dave_in_Va on Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:34 am

    I've been switching over to the Signal Cables recommended by Bob Latino. They seem really well made and my stereo sounds nice.
    I'm getting ready to order some speaker cables from them soon.

    bluemeanies

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    Re: Interconnects

    Post by bluemeanies on Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:41 am

    Two well made cable companies, reasonably priced.


    http://www.nakamichiplug.com/product-c34b25.htmln

    www.8audio-mall.com/

    Ernstmach

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    Re: Interconnects

    Post by Ernstmach on Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:51 am

    I'm using stranded cables but have used solid wire ic's. Soundwise not much if any difference that I can detect. The stranded wire is much more compliant (bendy) though.
    Helpful in my setup.

    arley

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    Re: Interconnects

    Post by arley on Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:52 pm

    Some years ago I had my house rewired and had the electrician pull two lengths of RG6 to every room I might ever want video. It was high quality stuff (Belden 1694a) for high def video. I had a lot left over, so I bought some RCA adapters for it (Canare RCAP-C53, about $5 each) and fashioned some interconnects with the RG6. Do they work well? Yes. Could I tell any audible difference between those and some high-quality-but-not-exorbitant interconnects? Dunno, but I'm happy with them.

    GP49

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    Re: Interconnects

    Post by GP49 on Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:33 pm

    RG6 as interconnects were the favorite of impecunious audiophiles as long ago as the late 1960s (I know, I was one). As years have passed, they have held up extremely well against all comers...and they are just as cheap now as then. I still use them.

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