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bjesien, not hearing anything with the devores yet, as they have not arrived. So I am doing research to short list cables to compare to my current anti-cables. I may not be trying to reach the "ultimate" sound but without comparing to other cables I cannot see what the devores are capable of. Or the cables for that matter.
Gregg Straley Reality cables seems the most interesting to me at this point. and they have a trial period. I am even considering the Walmart DIY cable (a.k.a 6moons WLM) just for fun (@ about $12)!
I appreciate the ideas posted above.
I have never used them, but hear good things about the Anti-Cables. Paul Speltz in MN has amassed a huge fan club of followers many of which are converts from super high end cable to his stuff - pretty much rav reviews all the way around. And if I am not mistaken the Super 8's are not bi-wire, so you only need one set - $100 bucks, 10 foot pair!
Others to consider that are close in your price range:
DH Labs Silver Sonic Q-10,
JPSLabs UltraConductor 2,
Both have a very good following, probably in the $200-$450 range depending on length.
Right...my statement is false... a used pair is still $200 more than his budget. And that assumes he only needs 2.5 meters and wants someone's old cables.
Those BC92 cables are actually $500 as well (new), but within his budget used. The Blue Circle BC91 are within his budget even new.
What cables does John Devore like? Why don't you email and ask him?
Thanks again for the reality check Bowbow. The recent Devore + modwright pre + redwineaudio amp purchase does not leave the mega budget that one could use on cables. I will look for some used cables based on the suggestions. Ridecycle.... I already have anti-cables on my current system(guess I forgot to mention that) -e
First, thanks for choosing our speakers, I hope you enjoy your new system for many years.
As a rule we don't have specific component or cable recommendations, but I thought it was important to suggest that you make sure the speakers are fully burned-in before any decisions are make regarding cables. A minimum of 200 hours of normal play is recommended. The tonal balance will shift throughout the burn-in process, and this moving target will make it impossible to make any meaningful choices regarding your final set-up.
Cheers, and happy listening!
Awe man....not even a hint John?!
I already tried looking at your photo to see if it was obvious what cables you use in your living room. No luck. Seriously I think that the Anticables will work fine but will compare with other cable or two.
Funny that from your LR pic I saw a couple of things: I will also be using a 7.1 for center and have a very similar "acoustically neutral" coffee table but not the Nelson. Thanks for the reply....I will allow burn in before experimenting.
I also have the Auditorium 23 which is a great cable.
For my Niam gear the Naim NACA5 with Deltron banana plugs with a minimum of 12 feet length is a great match.
This combined with Synergistic Research pc's, ic,s has
provided a holographic sound stage with a nice timbre and
I liked the Naim NACA5 so much that it replaced my expensive
Stereovox speaker cable for my HT system. It is very cheep
and you can find a pair used for around $140.00. They do provided a nice musical tone with the DeVore super 8's.