Canare speaker cables any good?

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  1. Sihan Goi

    Sihan Goi Second Unit

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    I'm thinking of getting some decent speaker cables(over generic 12gauge speaker cables) that have a jacket around them as they kinda look better. While shopping around I came across spools of Canare speaker cables. I'm wondering if they're any good? I know Canare makes decent coax cables, but what about their speaker cables? The don't look to be 12AWG, I suppose they're the 4S11 or 4S8, and they sold for 3+USD per meter. I'm thinking of biwiring them. My speakers are the PSB Stratus Goldi and my prepro and amps are the TAGMcLaren AV32R and the Rotel RMB-1095.
     
  2. Brett DiMichele

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    Why don't ya just go to http://www.partsexpress.com
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  3. Mark Rich

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    I believe bettercables.com uses the Canare speaker cables. They should be no better or worse than a lot of similar cables sold by Monster and others.
     
  4. Charles Guajardo

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    I'm running Canare Star Quad Speaker cables. Specs can be found here
    http://canare.com/speakercable.html
    the cable is shielded and, to my ears, sound better than the 12 gauge is was using before. I'm very pleased with them.
     
  5. Kevin C Brown

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    I know that Canare makes great component video cables.
    Wait, that's not what you asked either! [​IMG]
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  6. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Charles,
    If the Canare is OFC and a comprable Gauge there should
    be no diffrence in the quality of sound. But there is no
    doubt better factory sheilding on the Canare cables. If
    you wanted to make your own cables (Like I described above)
    you could supplement the 12Gauge OFC with Silver coaxial
    wire from http://www.a-msystems.com/physiology/products/wire/coatedsilverwire.asp
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    Brett, what sound differences would you expect from those teflon coated silver wires? come on now [​IMG]
     
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    I believe the sounds are...
    cha ching.
    BTW I know a guy named that.
    [Edited last by Sania M on November 13, 2001 at 05:53 PM]
     
  10. Brett DiMichele

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    Chu,
    You know that we are both on the same side of the fence on
    cables. But we agree measurable difrences will effect the
    sound (they should) a pure 99.999% Silver (Not Sterling)
    solid core in 20awg will have far better conductance as
    well as impedance. I would suspect this should aid in more
    accurate high range as they are more suseptable to losses
    than low range (or atleast with low frequncies it may not
    be as readily noticable)
    I can not speak from experiance on this, But I can say that
    I can build a pair of solid core 99.999% Pure Silver Bi-Wires
    encases in PTFE and terminated with Silver or Rhodium Banana
    or Spades for just under $100.00 and that's dirt cheap for
    silver!
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