Speaker wire,Often neglected when acquiring a Hifi or home theater equipment (speaker wire,amps, players, speakers or multichannel systems), the speaker wire is nevertheless an important element whose quality impacts the performance of your installation.
You have just invested in a new pair of high-fidelity loudspeakers, whose acoustic qualities have conquered you while listening in an auditorium? It is now essential to choose an appropriate HP cable for your installation, to get the best of this new hardware.
First of all, we must ensure that the sound spectrum is completely restored. Be aware that a speaker cable never transmits the audio signal in a perfectly neutral manner.
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In the case of low quality cabling, the sound can be frankly altered, with a noticeable predominance of low frequencies, highs, or impaired signal dynamics.
The audio reproduction also depends on the brand and the models of your speakers and electronics. To best match the sound footprint of a material. some brands or model of cable-speaker will agree better than others, to optimize the sound expression of a speaker, or get a more consistent overall result.
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Finally, your choice will also depend on the specific nature of your installation: length necessary to connect the speakers to the amp, power of the speakers, magnetic environment …
All speaker cables are made of deoxygenated copper (OFC or OCC), with or without added silver (the silver in the alloy reduces the resistance and suddenly the diameter of the cable). The texture of the copper strands also impacts the character of the restitution: its softer and rounder with finer strands, nervous with a larger strand …
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In contact with air and moisture, metals oxidize, losing their conductance; a cable must be perfectly isolated. Good insulation and good shielding also allow the cable to be protected against external magnetic fields, and to absorb the vibrations of the electric field. The different materials used (cotton, linen, Teflon, PVC, Kapton, etc.) can also affect the signal recovery.
For all these reasons, it is advisable to build your entire chain with the same brand of cable to obtain a uniform return.On the Real Cable 3D TDC cable, the Time Difference Control technology enables synchronous transmission of all frequencies.
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each using the driver that suits it best (strands of different sections are united within the cable: the thin strands for high frequencies and larger strands for lower frequencies). This makes it possible to offer optimal signal transmission, coupled with a noticeable improvement in the sound image. The plans are perfectly storied and the lateral opening impressive.
Find the leading brands of speaker cables on our dedicated HP Cables page: Advance Acoustic, Connect Research, Real Cable, Silent Wire, Triangle … you will also find banana plugs and adapters for easy connection.
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The bigger it is, the lower the resistance of the speaker cable to the flow of the current, and the better the result. The longer the length between the speaker and the electronics, the larger the cable must be. A 2.5 mm² cable is suitable for covering lengths up to 7 meters, beyond which 4 mm² cable should be used.
Refrain from cutting your cables to the desired length according to the distance of the amp from each speaker: it would actually receive a signal differently transformed … Take a cable of the same length for all speakers, taking good Take care never to roll up the excess cable, so as not to create a winding effect.
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In addition, respect the amp – speaker direction which is indicated by the writing direction of the mark on the cable (the mark indicates the amp – speaker direction). Respect the connections: the most on the plus, the least on the least (red on red, black on black).
It is generally advisable to reserve 10 to 15% of its investment in new audio equipment for the acquisition of cables. Quality equipment deserves a cabling that lives up to its audiophile qualities.
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The price of a speaker cable varies according to the materials used for the composition of the strands and ducts, as well as the conductance and insulation technologies used. It is possible to purchase speaker cables by the meter, or in the case of high-end cables, mounted with integrated plugs.
The connection between your speakers and your amp is via a cable, commonly called speaker cable or speaker cable. This cable, whose most traditional lengths are 2.5m, 3m or 3.5m, allows the signal to be transported in analog form to the speakers.
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The original cable supplied with the speakers is often of poor quality, when it supplied elsewhere. Cables often overlooked when acquiring audio or audio-video equipment, and that’s wrong. Indeed, it is understandable that their role is to route the signal to the speakers, it is a pity to spoil all the work done by a good deck and a quality amplifier truncating the transmission to the speakers.
The ultimate goal of a speaker cable is paradoxically to forgotten. It should not change (unless it is the desired result), nor alter the original message. It must therefore oppose any resistance possible to the passage of the signal. We will not discuss here the different technologies and materials used according to the brands.
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let this very technical aspect to the specialized manufacturers.
Let’s just remember that the search for cable designers oriented toward the purest materials (silver, gold, deoxygenated copper, etc …)
optimal shielding of the cable (to limit the electrical disturbances of other devices among others).
quality cable terminations (banana plugs or rhodium or gold-plated fork plugs, etc.)
manufacturing methods close to the aeronautical quality
which referred to.
All this necessarily has a cost that affects the price of cables.
This is how you find on the market cables to a few euros per meter, others to several hundred euros
even, but yes, several tens or hundreds of thousands of euros!
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An important point to emphasize
it is important not to think that an expensive cable is necessarily better
this for several reasons:
The cables have a “sound signature”
just like the audio links, some for example highlight the bass
others accentuate the medium or high frequencies
a cable can very well fit into a system and to unbalance another without calling into question the intrinsic quality of both the system and the cable
everything is a matter of harmonization.
We find on the market of bad cables at prohibitive prices
very beautiful visually, but poorly designed (no, I will not mention any brand …)
conversely there are many affordable cables that do not pay mine but can replace advantageously
the original cables or “open” listening to a system that you found anemic.
It is not more appropriate to choose a very high-end
cable for a boombox than to put a Ferrari engine in a Twingo. Your minichaîne will certainly not sound better and your
banker will look at you badly.cable hp 2To help you choose and use your speaker cables, some tips:
It commonly accepted that investing about 10% of the
price of your hifi package in the purchase of your cables (speakers + RCA cables) is a good ratio.
Trust some specialized brands that have proven themselves over the long term, such as Real Cable, Silent Wire, Qed magnetic phone mount, etc. … (Non-exhaustive list of course).
Choose a strong cable section for powerful amplifiers and / or long lengths
You find on most pregnant cables an arrow indicating the direction of connection to the speaker
respect this direction, the restitution will be better.
And above all, trust your ears, a good cable is one that will match your expectations
which will allow you to regain the pleasure of listening on your system
take the time to test them over time (the auditory memory is very volatile) to
appreciate its influence on the sound reproduction
you are the only judge.
Last, at the risk of surprising you, your new cable often requires a break-in period, like a car.
A cable that seems a little light in the grave at home while
it deemed well to make the low frequencies can “free” over the weeks.
it seems amazing but often verified over time.