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RE: Harbeth Owners: Which Speaker Cables?

I originally wired my own speakers (GR Research LS-9 hybrid cone/planar array) all the way from the individual speaker terminals to the amplifiers with a solid-core wire in a plastic sheath. This was not "el cheapo" wire, but to me (and a couple of audio buddies) the sound had a sort of "whang" quality.

I replaced this wire with a stranded Marigo wire with a cotton (?) sheath and my system sounded much, much better. Then I tried to make the system look better by running the wire through a black graphite fiber tube. Bad idea: the magic was gone and was not restored until I removed the sheath.

The wire "shouldn't" have made a difference, but to my ears (and the ears of several others) it did.

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  • RE: Harbeth Owners: Which Speaker Cables? - throwback 06:29:12 07/01/17 (0)


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