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Old 01-25-2008   #13
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Kenny,

I dont do HT. The AV5140 sound as good as the amplification you use with. My favs Classé and Bel Canto. Beats Active Linn amplification hands down.

I'm using the best I could afford, which is the Fascination line.
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Old 03-19-2008   #14
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I believe the best cables are the no thrill broadcast quality Canare cables

Audio Interconnect:
- Balanced Star Quad Microphone Cable Model Number L-4E6S

- RCA: Canare 75Ω RCA Video Cords RCAP

Speaker Cables - Star Quad Model Number 4S11

http://www.canare.com/files/canare_catalog12_web.pdf
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If you are using Naim amps don't forget that they are designed to have a certain minimum amount of speaker cable for the amps to operate properly, so consult your dealer before shortening any speaker cables in a Naim setup.
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Conventional Wisdom is: Use SHORTER spkr cable and LONGER interconnects, if
a choice must be made between the two. The only performance exception is if you are using
a passive pre-amp. So.....

KEEP the longer cables and sell them.
USE/buy shorter speaker cables (the same brand and model if you are satisfied with them).
Buy GOOD WINE with the difference!
ENJOY the MUSIC and the WINE!
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before you do anything, demo the cables you want to try before you buy. if i have to choose between a long run of speaker wire or long run of interconnects, i would choose a balanced pair of interconnects for the long run and shorter length of speaker cables. i have used 4ft speaker cables with monoblock amps with very good success. i have also used 25' balanced interconnects with equally success. i would hesitate on using a pair of un-balanced interconnects over a 2 meter length.
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Buy GOOD WINE with the difference!
ENJOY the MUSIC and the WINE!
Here, Hear!!!!

BTW SoundsGr8tome,

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