• 05-29-2004, 10:23 AM
    stevos2005
    Cable recommendation for B&W speakers
    I'm just wondernig what kind of cables people use on their B&W speakers, particularly the CDM, 700, or Nautilus series? I'm looking for a speaker cable pair to connect B&W CDM 9NT's with a rotel RB-1080 amp. I don't want to spend all that much though. I feel that Monster Cable/MIT cables are overpriced. Any suggestions?
  • 05-29-2004, 10:39 AM
    stevos2005
    Tara labs anyone?
    I'm thinking about the Tara Labs RSC Prime 1000 (possibly biwire). Does anyone have experience with this cable?

    Thanks
  • 05-29-2004, 11:12 PM
    mtrycraft
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stevos2005
    I'm thinking about the Tara Labs RSC Prime 1000 (possibly biwire). Does anyone have experience with this cable?

    Thanks


    I am thinking about the Home Depot's 12 ga speaker wire or their landscape wire, about $.30/ft.
  • 05-30-2004, 01:53 PM
    Beckman
    Home depot?
    Why spend .30/ft. for speaker cable when you can spend hundreds for cable that offers no sonic improvements;)
  • 05-30-2004, 03:41 PM
    mtrycraft
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Beckman
    Why spend .30/ft. for speaker cable when you can spend hundreds for cable that offers no sonic improvements;)


    Oh, I don't know. Is this a trick question? :D
  • 06-26-2004, 01:43 PM
    Bjorn
    cable for bigger B&W's?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtrycraft
    Oh, I don't know. Is this a trick question? :D

    Depends on what you think is much. I just spend about $45 to buy some cabletalk 4.1. for my B&W 801's.. my first impression is they're better than the MIT zap cable I used before, maybe evey a bit better than the MIT-terminator and Monster Z-1 I've tried before..
  • 06-26-2004, 07:57 PM
    mtrycraft
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bjorn
    Depends on what you think is much. I just spend about $45 to buy some cabletalk 4.1. for my B&W 801's.. my first impression is they're better than the MIT zap cable I used before, maybe evey a bit better than the MIT-terminator and Monster Z-1 I've tried before..

    Yep, $45 is expensive compared to $.30/ft, unless you got 150ft of it for that price.
  • 07-09-2004, 07:08 PM
    trollgirl
    How I wire my B & W Matrix 805's
    First, the wire in question is Stinger 12 gauge, oxygen free. Yes, it's car audio stuff. Wire is wire, right, Mtry?? The amp ends are terminated with the screw-on pin connectors, which are a joy to use, and the speaker ends are stripped about four inches from the ends and span from the woofer terminals to the tweeter terminals. The jumpers were missing when I bought the speakers, you see. I feel no need for biwiring.

    Laz
  • 07-09-2004, 07:40 PM
    mtrycraft
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by trollgirl
    First, the wire in question is Stinger 12 gauge, oxygen free. Yes, it's car audio stuff. Wire is wire, right, Mtry?? The amp ends are terminated with the screw-on pin connectors, which are a joy to use, and the speaker ends are stripped about four inches from the ends and span from the woofer terminals to the tweeter terminals. The jumpers were missing when I bought the speakers, you see. I feel no need for biwiring.

    Laz

    More or less :D At least in name for sure :)
  • 07-10-2004, 06:42 PM
    trollgirl
    ?????????????
    More or less At least in name for sure
    __________________
    Are you speaking about my name, or the name of the wire??

    Laz
  • 07-10-2004, 08:49 PM
    mtrycraft
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by trollgirl
    More or less At least in name for sure
    __________________
    Are you speaking about my name, or the name of the wire??

    Laz


    Sorry. Should have eliminated all but the appropriate sentence:)

    Wire is wire, right, Mtry??

    24 ga wire is not 12 ga and can be audibly different in DBT :)
    But, they are both wires :)