Originally Posted by baddgsx
hi everyone, i have a def. tech surround sound system, the bp7002s , clr2500 , and the studio monitor 350 for rears, i absolutely love these speakers, they sound alot better than my old polk tower setup. My question is, is anyone connecting their def tech speakers using high grade speaker connections rather than just plain old speaker wire like myself. If so do you hear a big difference and what speaker connection wires are good for these speakers. If it makes a difference than i wanna upgrade to some. but i dont feel spending on some cables for MIT or something. thanx chris
I'm also considering upgrading my speaker wires to something of a higher grade. For now, I'm using
two rolls of Monster Cable 20' THX Speaker Cable
. This was easy to trim and blends very well with the wood floors, conceals better than the thick & black "hose" cables. I liked the fact that I could custom cut the perfect lengths. The price was very reasonably, only $40 invested for the 40 ft of speaker wire and I still have about 13 ft left over. But, I assume this is near the bottom of the line as far as cable quality is concerned.
I'm only considering upgrading the speaker wire for the fronts and center and not the surrounds. So far I'm favoring the Audience Au24 Loudspeaker cables. Would go with banana connections for the Pioneer receiver and either banana or spades for the Definitive Tech speakers.
FYI, if you go with spades, you need larger spades to connect to our Definitives. The founder/president of Audience, John McDonald, explained this to me this morning by email: "I spoke with Definitive Tech and your loudspeakers employ 5 way binding posts; they accept both spades and bananas. The binding posts are 5/16 so you would need our large spade connector if you go that route. So you can go from banana on the receiver to either banana or large spades on the loudspeakers."
For now I'm going to order the Audience 3.0m Au24 Subwoofer Interconnect Cable for my MartinLogan Descent subwoofer, mainly because my current RCA cable is too short and is a Monster RCA interconnect cable for analog stereo use (6' Sigma Retro
). Question: Does anyone have a preference between spades or banana plugs for speaker wire connectors to their Def Techs?
P.S.: I have the BP7006s and CLR 2300 center and wish I had the BP7002s and 2500 center, but my TV stand won't accommodate the 2500. I like my stand's height, width, and mobility (has wheels), but I'm terribly vexed about my center channel limitations due to the size constraints. Fortunately, I've never heard the 7002s or the CLR 2500, so at least I don't know what I'm missing, I can only imagine.