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Old 01-15-2008   #1
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Default Shorten my speaker cables?

I have a set of Mirage M3si's that have an excessive length of the fat high dollar speaker cable hooked to them. I was wondering if I should shorten them since 1. I don't need the length and 2. It is just a longer distance for the signal to be sent?
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Default Re: Shorten my speaker cables?

I would consider trading up to a shorter, higher quality cable. Most dealers have a trade-in program. I would not cut them if they are factory terminated.
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Most cables can be reterminated, contact the manufacturer to see if it is worth it, otherwise the trade in option is always a good one. You can also sell them on Audiogon.com and buy something closer to your needs there.
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Default Re: Shorten my speaker cables?

This is a quote from the guys at Mapleshade records.

• NEVER use speaker cables shorter than 8'. Amazingly, 4' sounds much worse than 8'. Contrary to common belief, shorter interconnects (2 m or less) and longer speaker cables sound WAY BETTER than the opposite—based on extensive head-to-head tests.

I have seen Mapleshade recordings reviewed in various publications but it was only recently that I visited their website. To say that some of their recommendations for audio tweaks are unusual is an understatement. If you visit their site I would be curious to hear opinions about some of the recommendations made there.
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I found it: http://www.mapleshaderecords.com/aud...eaudiotips.php
HA HA . . . I am surprised they don't sell the $50 Sharpie to improve your CD's sound. . .
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Lol!.... Mapleshade. I have some of Mapleshdes recordings and although some of their recording techniques are, shall we say, unorthodox, they sound pretty good in a different sort of way. I'm particularly amused by the way Mapleshade listens to blocks of wood (platforms).
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