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post #1531 of 1536 Old 06-17-2016, 09:49 AM
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No harm in trying, though bi-amping is widely dismissed around here.

Hope you didn't overspend on the speaker cable; you can get generic 16 gauge cable from Amazon for about $7 for 50ft or $11 for 100ft, it makes zero difference.

Nah, i spent about 90GBP on 20 meters of 4mm cable ( for me and my brothers ). I checked prices of other cables and it's amazing that what i paid for 20 meters, i would pay the same amount for ... 2 x 2m of cable of more "well known" brands and with less section ( 1.5mm )
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Nah, i spent about 90GBP on 20 meters of 4mm cable ( for me and my brothers ). I checked prices of other cables and it's amazing that what i paid for 20 meters, i would pay the same amount for ... 2 x 2m of cable of more "well known" brands and with less section ( 1.5mm )
yep, beware the "audiophile cables" snake oil scams.

Read #1 from the article:
http://www.biline.ca/audio_critic/ma...ritic_26_r.pdf

~ HT ain't rocket science. Most just want clear dialogue out of the center (70-80% of output), boom-boom from the sub, enough detail/dynamics from the front L/R...maybe $100-300 per speaker, $30-$60 per surround. There is a vocal minority that derives great pride & pleasure from blowing far more $$$ for perhaps an extra 5-10% improvement...well, this is good for the economy. Figure out which camp you are in, and proceed accordingly. ;)
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yep, beware the "audiophile cables" snake oil scams.

Read #1 from the article:
http://www.biline.ca/audio_critic/ma...ritic_26_r.pdf
That i know ... that's why before i bought the Van Damme Hifi cable i searched what was the overall opinion of users that had this cable.

Since users really liked this cable and since i knew i would not spend some astronomic cash on cables that i still think it's worthless in many cases ( we just need to understand how electrons behave and what type of cable we're buying ) it was a easy decision all and all the cable cost me around 5 euros a meter ( give it or take it )
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Zorba, thanks for the reply.

After talking with my brothers ( he too was in search for some speakers ), i decided to take the plug on new Diamond 240's and already got my Sony DN1070 , still need to connect everything, but i'm waiting for the speakers cable ( btw, got some van damme hifi's ) to arrive. The 10.6's and the Sony DN550 is going to my brother's.

One quick question, do you guys think the 240's will gain with bi-amping? I'm eager to try it ... i know that 2.5 / 3 ways usually have better results with bi-amping then the two ways, but i'm kind of tossed between bi-amping or just leave it.
Looking forward to hearing how the Diamond 240's sound & work out for you.
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Looking forward to hearing how the Diamond 240's sound & work out for you.
Next week i'll post my results. I just went to the store to pick them up ... and damn ... the boxes are huge ... i almost had to leave one behind
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I'm interested in Jade 3 bookshelf speakers and a Jade C2 Center speaker. I found the bookshelf speakers with a cherry finish on musicdirect, but they only had the center in piano black. Are there any other U.S. distributors of Wharfedale speakers where I may be able to find a Jade C2 with cherry finish?
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