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In Reply to: RE: 15' Speaker Cable Question posted by Joe Backer on May 28, 2017 at 18:53:42
Since Avondale Audio does not provide enough design information about their BlackLink speaker cable, it's difficult to tell if their $150 per 15 foot pair provides an appreciable performance level for your wants/needs. In terms of using a higher price point cable for a long-length speaker cable application, it's not a deal-breaker if speaker cable runs are longer than optimum, however there may be reason to consider a price point that provides a good price-to-performance ratio rather than buy a higher-priced cable that provides a notably compromised performance-level due to excessive length. I suggest researching various speaker cables that are priced within a comfortable budget-level of your choice for a 15 foot pair, so folks might be able to recommend some good speaker cable options for you to explore.
Thanks Duster- I have researched and was looking at maybe a Tara Labs RSC Prime M2. I'd like to keep this investment under $1k. Speakers are Harbeth 30.1s and I'm using Herron M1A solid state mono amps.
Do your speakers feature the binding posts shown in the photo? If so, they are comparatively poor sounding Bennic product, and the total-cost of speaker cables + binding-posts should be factored-in and upgraded at the same time that a speaker cable upgrade project is planned for your Harbeth 30s, IMO.
Thanks so much for that info. I'll look into who can do that to my 30.1s in my area.
I recommend Cardas Bare Copper Binding Posts; Item # CRBP from Audio Advisor. Should sound excellent with the Harbeth 30s.
I second the Cardas bare copper posts and I use their bare copper spades too. I am about to replace binding posts on brand new speakers with Cardas bare copper posts.
....are the posts that John DeVore uses on his superb loudspeakers.
I bought a set of the Cardas CCBP long binding posts from Sonic Craft a few months ago for my speakers. Current price is $24.70 per pair. See link below.
Great binding posts. I've replaced cheap gold-plated-brass factory posts on 2 pairs of speakers with these, and the sonic improvement was significant on both. Plus, these are very robust and can take some torquing without issue.
To Joe: you can also remove the individual posts from the black spacer block if the spacing doesn't match the factory holes in your Harbeths. Depending on the size of the holes in the speaker cabinet, you may be able to just pop in the Cardas without any drilling or modification, and keep the factory look of the cabinet unblemished.
Tara Labs' rectangular conductor design is well-regarded and is said to provide good synergy with the Harbeth 30.1.
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