Login / Register
 
Mains Cable as Speaker Wire !
New Reply
Subscribe
#31
24th February 2012
Old 24th February 2012
  #31
Gear maniac
 
Fergies Watch's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 294

Fergies Watch is offline
also use mains cable from amp to speakers ( ns10s) here.

sounds great...

moving on.
#32
24th February 2012
Old 24th February 2012
  #32
Lives for gear
 
vincentvangogo's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: London
Posts: 3,332

vincentvangogo is online now
Quote:
Originally Posted by pqlia View Post
Absolutely amazing!!!!!

Just completed rewiring my monitors with solid core. Positioned myself in the sweet spot and I can say without any trace of exaggeration that I’ve had the listening experience of a lifetime! I was listening to an album called ‘The Nightfly’ and for the very first time I could clearly hear that Donald Fagan was wearing a navy coloured shirt: 10% acrylic, 75% viscose. But I still feel I’m missing that elusive 15% ...
I was the same until I tried ceramic insulation, now I can hear his pants.
__________________
'I don't know much about art, but I know what I like, and it's not that.'
Quote
1
pqlia
Thread Starter
#33
24th February 2012
Old 24th February 2012
  #33
Lives for gear
 
pqlia's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 1,098
My Recordings/Credits

Thread Starter
pqlia is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by vincentvangogo View Post
I was the same until I tried ceramic insulation, now I can hear his pants.
That's the first laugh i've had all day!
#34
24th February 2012
Old 24th February 2012
  #34
Lives for gear
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Highlands of Scotland
Posts: 2,447

The Byre is offline
The 'open secret' of audio cable manufactures is that speaker cable IS power cable, but with a different coloured plastic coating around it, put in a fancy package and sold at a stupid price.

There are only some five or six wire-makers on Planet Earth and only two left in Europe (Alcatel and Pirelli). The audio cable manufacturers order in bulk and either just do the coating themselves, or they order the cable, ready coated with clear plastic, or whatever fancy covering they require.
__________________
http://www.the-byre.com
pqlia
Thread Starter
#35
24th February 2012
Old 24th February 2012
  #35
Lives for gear
 
pqlia's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 1,098
My Recordings/Credits

Thread Starter
pqlia is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Byre View Post
The 'open secret' of audio cable manufactures is that speaker cable IS power cable, but with a different coloured plastic coating around it, put in a fancy package and sold at a stupid price.

There are only some five or six wire-makers on Planet Earth and only two left in Europe (Alcatel and Pirelli). The audio cable manufacturers order in bulk and either just do the coating themselves, or they order the cable, ready coated with clear plastic, or whatever fancy covering they require.
SHOCKing!
#36
24th February 2012
Old 24th February 2012
  #36
Gear nut
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 147

vcs3 is offline
If you really want to improve the sound of your system, what you need to do is buy a felt-tip pen and draw some arrows on the cable pointing to the amp. Then disconect the cables turn them around so that the arrows are pointing in the right direction. The difference is like night and day. Seriously, if you can't hear it you shouldn't be in this business. Honestly.

Also I have some tea-bags that I've pre-used to extact the bitter tanins and increase by some tenfold the energy vibrations inherent in the Camellia Sinensis micro-pores and so now will produce the finest, smoothest most deliciousest tea on the planet. And because this is a limited-number offer ( five per day, max) I can let you have them for, er, £25.00 each. Deal?
#37
24th February 2012
Old 24th February 2012
  #37
Lives for gear
 
travisbrown's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 5,156

travisbrown is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fletcher View Post
I forget the science of it [if I'm not mistaken its something about "shell effect"] but I'm under the impression that stranded is better for audio... but solid wire will certainly work.

Peace
You mean skinning. Seems to me that for every knowledgable dude who thinks this is an issue, I can find another who dismisses it.

I read of a few A-list mastering engineers who swear by solid core wire. I asked the owner of Cable Factory about this, and he derided the idea.

Who knows?
__________________
I'm not a producer, but I play one on Gearslutz.com
pqlia
Thread Starter
#38
24th February 2012
Old 24th February 2012
  #38
Lives for gear
 
pqlia's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 1,098
My Recordings/Credits

Thread Starter
pqlia is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by travisbrown View Post
You mean skinning. Seems to me that for every knowledgable dude who thinks this is an issue, I can find another who dismisses it.

I read of a few A-list mastering engineers who swear by solid core wire. I asked the owner of Cable Factory about this, and he derided the idea.

Who knows?
If one of those mastering engineers happened to be Herb Powers, . . i'd be inclined to believe him! ;¬)
#39
4th March 2012
Old 4th March 2012
  #39
Gear addict
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 360

diggo is offline
Open your speaker box and check the cables used to connect the speakers internally. What does that tell you?

Sean
pqlia
Thread Starter
#40
4th March 2012
Old 4th March 2012
  #40
Lives for gear
 
pqlia's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 1,098
My Recordings/Credits

Thread Starter
pqlia is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by diggo View Post
Open your speaker box and check the cables used to connect the speakers internally. What does that tell you?

Sean
Ya know ... I've thought that very same thing many a time! ...... although i did once have a set of very respected monitors which were wired internally with Van De Hull hi-fi speaker cable!?
New Reply Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook  Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter  Submit Thread to LinkedIn LinkedIn  Submit Thread to Google+ Google+ 
 
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter / Forum
Replies
Doozer / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
20
fifthcircle / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
14
jakromm / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
8
willi1203 / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
15
XLR2XLR / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
5

Forum Jump

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.