I will be upgrading my interconnects in the near future. I want to buy three Audioquest Water interconnects for the front left, centre and front right speakers. I want to know if I buy say Audioquest Yukon interconnects for the surrounds would I be compromising the sound at all by using different lines of interconnects? Water has DBS and Yukon does not. My dealer says that it wont make a difference cause they are the surround speakers. Does anyone have this type of setup where you use higher quality interconnects for the fronts and a lesser quality for the surrounds but being the same brand of cable? Thanks in advance all. Appreciate the feedback.
Hi jl35..my surrounds are a high quality bookshelf speaker on stands. I have them bi-wired as well to match the front speakers. I have AQ-King Cobra interconnects all around right now running a 5.2 system but I do want to upgrade to AQ Water interconnects as stated earlier and do the Yukons for my 2 surround channels and when I get the chance also use them for my 2 back surround channels.
pweg- thanks for your comment. I’m running both 5 and 2 channel amps. I ugraded the power cords on all my power amps, pre/pro, blu ray player, Apple tv, and computer not long ago.
jayctoy- I’m not sure what you mean there. Can you clarify please and thanks.
@2007audioman - it really depends on how discerning you ears and brain are
First - can your ears tell the difference
Second, can your brain differentiate quality levels between - the sounds coming from the surround from the sound vs. - the sound coming from the mains + center
We all have different hearing - mine makes it impossible for my brain to isolate a conversation in a crowded room - so being it the middle of surround sound makes discerning audio quality impossible - others I know can isolate a conversation on the far side of a crowded restaurant, so they might be able to discern the difference between IC’s
Personally, I found that all those channels disrupted my hearing ability - so I skimped on the surround side of the system and on the IC’s - I have now downgraded the surround to 2 channel sound and find I enjoy it even more - but that's just me
But alone with my 2-channel system is a whole other story - I am able to discern the slightest difference in performance.
Auidioman the reason reason why I want you to read my thread because sometimes, until you connect them, you will never know., cables are system dependent....I agree with Steve me too I used center n the main channel, but that's me...I don't watch movie that much....
@2007audioman - I have listened to several DVD's and the well produced ones, like "Hotel Califonia" sound really good. But from a details perspective, they pale in comparison to my 2-channel system.
I feel more "real life" from 2 channel - whereas I find many DVD's appear to be "engineered".
My a/v experience was prior to SACD and DVD-A, so my opinion could change hearing those on a good multi-channel system
Also, I think it's just a matter of an individual's hearing - e.g. I cannot focus on a conversation in a crowded room. so for me, surround systems tend to sound muddled - 2 channel allows me to focus on the details.
@jl35 - I can try and ask him but I am going to be getting XLR cables for this upgrade. Thats really all I can do on my end. I am hoping he can accomodate as I have established a solid relationship with them and purchased all my gear with them.
@williewonka - Thanks for your response. I enjoy the Pink Floyd Dark side of the Moon SACD. Also Doors- LA Woman DVD-A, Metalica- Black album- DVD-A as they have some really excellent surround pans from front to back. My hearing is ok for now and I can hear the small details in the music and movies. Appreciate you sharing your experiences williewonka.