Product Type: Cambridge Audio cables & accessories
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Decent Bi-Wire Cable for your speakers.
Cambridge Audiosymphony Bi-Wire
Member Name: screedsean
Cambridge Audiosymphony Bi-Wire
Advantages: Great flexibility, ease of fitting and sound quality.
Disadvantages: Price a little high for some
---REASONS FOR BUYING---
Okay so there is a big dispute about whether to even bother to bi-wire speakers or not which I won't go into, but if you do intend to bi-wire you speakers you don't really want masses of wires all around your room. To solve this I bought some bi-wire speaker cable that neatly keeps all the wires to your speakers joined together to keep your room tidier.
Why I chose this bi-wire speaker cable over other bi-wire cable available was partly down to the fact that it is flat in profile. This makes the cable very easy to fit under carpets and allows greater flexibility past objects. I also chose this cable due to the brand. Cambridge Audio are a well-known brand as they produce high quality audio products, so why scrimp a little money on some wire and sacrifice sound quality after spending hundreds of pounds on some speakers and an amp?
---EASE OF USE---
As I have said, this cable is really simple to fit around your room due to its shape, and seeing as it can be bought by the metre it can really suit any size room or need that you have.
Like most speaker wire, the set up and preparation of it is the same. It is a solid cable which you can split into four to fit into your amp and speakers. The plastic ends are cut back so that the copper is showing and then you twist the copper strands. Personally then I like to solder the ends to get rid of any loose strands before plugging/screwing or soldering them into place on your speakers and amp. Each wire is marked (HF L, LF L, HF R, LF R) so you don't get them mixed up which is a nice touch.
This cable retails at around £2.99 from amazon per metre which isn't that bad considering its quality and that there are four cables. You may be able to get it cheaper in a deal off of your local audio retailer as I did though when I bought my amp at the same time. Worth a try at least.
My set up includes a pair of B&W DM602's this wire and a Denon PMA-510 amplifier. With CD quality music the sound is really great, deep and vibrant. Obviously results will vary depending on your equipment that you use this wire with but this wire will not be letting your system down. Added to the fact that it is so easy to hide around a room and you can oversee the price. If you are still not convinced, ask your local audio store what they recommend and it will probably be this.
Summary: Spend extra on wire or you will hear the difference and regret it.
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