I just finished a 27 pair + 9 pair bi-wire cat 5 cable. The bass is much better than my previous cable, but sound seems too forward and less release and smooth as my previous cable, will this improve by burning? if yes, how long does it need?
My setup is ARC LS7 + ARC CL30 + B&W Matrix 804.
My previous speaker cable is non-teflon 24 pairs CAT5 single wire.
The previous sound is easy to listen (not fatique even after hours of loud listening). But new 7 + 27 pair bi-wire have more bass but sound is too aggressive and forward, I feel tied after an hour of listening.
The Teflon version will blow away the non-Teflon version, in my experience. Give it some time, and also try single wiring. It is a misconception that bi-wiring is always better...... After burning in for the full 70-100 hours, see if you feel the same way...
The cables need about 70-100 hours before seriously critical listening. On some speakers, bi-wiring will result in a more "in your face" sound. I would suggest single wiring (just use the 27 pairs, and make a jumper for your HF and LF posts with Cat5), if this doesn't tame with more break-in.
I'm going the Cat5 route too and my experiments lead me to the same 'sound' you described.
Can you clarify "too release" in your description?
Also what is your setup?
Last time one of my cables burned up, it was from a short, and the insulation was right gone afterwards.
If it does burn, you might want to not get it too hot! Be careful!
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