Suspending Speaker Cables

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  1. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    I have seen numerous people that suspend their speaker
    cables on different types of cable trestles. So I got to
    thinking (and this usually gets me in trouble mind you).
    If suspending the cables makes a difference then does
    The type of material also make a difference in what you
    Hear? Here are some of the numerous types I have seen
    The real audiophiles use.

    Maple Sticks
    Pine Sticks
    PopSickle™ Sticks
    Carbon Fiber Elevators
    Glass Telephone Pole Insulators

    I can think of some other items that would work also.
    Lionel Model Train Trestle Sets
    Hockey Pucks
    Empty Beer Cans (Can’t use full cans that would be a waste of beer)
    Used Car Valve Springs
    Used Car Valves (Those Retainer Groove would work well for using rubber bands)
    Old Shoes? (Preferably non stinky)
    Hospital Grade Traction Assembly (Hey if it can support a broken arm or leg)
    Semiconductor Magnetic Levitation Devices (EMI Might be an issue here)
    Antigravity Generator (Not yet conceived but it’s in the works)
    B.T.T.F Hoverboards
    Fake Rubber Dog Poo from Spencers (Could also work for component vibration
    Dampening)

    Can you think of anything else to add to the list? I am sure there are numerous other
    Items out there that could easily work as well as some of the commercial offerings
    From high end esoteric audio companies. Any input and suggestions would be greatly
    Appreciated. Thanks a whole bunch!
     
  2. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    You obviously are going about this all wrong Brett. Any discerning audiophile, who is interested in separation, a firm top end, and a powerful, controlled bass would use something along these lines to elevate the wire.
    [​IMG]
    My apologies in advance to the admins...delete this post if it's inappropriate.
     
  3. Lee Bailey

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    I would have to agree with Chu on this one![​IMG]

    But, the other methods you don't have to feed.
     
  4. Danny Tse

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    Chu,

    The fabrics on the "suspender" may cause static, so you need to have your "suspender" to be nude. Oh, since I have long runs of speaker cables, I will need several "suspenders". [​IMG]
     
  5. Chu Gai

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    those might be the only reason to speak ill of a blind test [​IMG] you should know that static's only a problem during dry conditions but perhaps being in California should give you access to a variety of cable lifters at the shore.
     
  6. Chris Tsutsui

    Chris Tsutsui Screenwriter

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    Maybe you should audition wire suspension made of pre-owned victoria's secret thongs model #45-6244. Yet, then there are the people that prefer using childrens Hanes size 4 (age 8-11), but lets not go there.

    I heard the newest craze is building a miniature loffel wall for wire isolation out of a muslims molars.

    Either that, I hear ppl now use useless spindles of monsters cable as towers, or even acoustic research interconnects they now sell in grocery checkout lanes.

    [​IMG]

    Actually I don't even use objects anymore to hold my speaker wires because I hold them off the ground with my hands, feet, and arms. This way I can elevate them and shake them as I listen to music. The shaking and movement of the cables affect the music much like an orchestra conductor. It may look peculiar from afar, but boy you guys don't know what you're missing.
     
  7. John Royster

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    I use little tile 3 sided squares (imagine three faces of a cube with a common vertex) from home depot and then just dremmel a notch in them.

    Works like a champ.
     
  8. Bill_D

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    I use carpet.
     
  9. Alf S

    Alf S Cinematographer

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    Carpet here too [​IMG]
     
  10. Brian OK

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    LAY your carpet first.

    Brett,

    Use anything that gets the wire off of the static conductive floor ... I suppose that was the point of your post. Drag your feet, without lifting them, touch your pre/receiver and see if that doesn't give you a rise. If not resort to Chu's pic. Elec is just a pass through to wires if you suffer from static charge. Otherwise, I like Chu's pic ... if your system sounds electrical... then look at Chu's pic. All is well ;0)
     
  11. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Brian,

    Lay my carpet? Eww no way, I am not that desperate!

    I do get some static in my new carpet that I just put down
    a few months ago but beyond that once I get everything with
    my system ironed out (that'll never happen) I want to
    suspend the cables for a nice clean look and to space them
    away from my power cords which currently pass over my speaker
    wires (at 90 degree angles, measured with a protractor [​IMG] )

    I think I may try and find some of the glass insulators off
    electric poles.. Since I work for the power company this
    shouldn't be a problem [​IMG] Then spray them gloss black, lay
    the wires on top and gumband them down..

    Would look nice and neat, keep the wires off the floor and
    look "High End" [​IMG]

    (I would rather use Chu's idea but heck I couldn't get one
    of those to lie on my floor even if I paid good money for it!)

    LOL!
     
  12. Chu Gai

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    check the escort services in your local yellow pages where i'm sure good money can be spent for something along those lines [​IMG]
     

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