Recommended cables for NHT 2.9

I'm looking for smooth, mellow speaker cables ($200 and under - used) that would work well with the NHT 2.9. I've read that the MIT Terminator is good (and I may get the T2 biwire), but I'd like more opinions. Presently I'm using cheap, old $1.75-ft Monster Cable in a bi-wire configuration from a Counterpoint SA-220. The cables are 4ft long on either side. Thanks for your help ;-)
A double-run of Kimber 8-TC worked nicely with my NHT 3.3's,
A double-run of Kimber 8-TC worked nicely with my NHT 3.3's,
A double-run of Kimber 8-TC worked nicely with my NHT 3.3's,
Whoops! Regarding your response, I just happened to have upgraded my cables. I spent substaintially more money on a different cable but did not notice a big improvement. I'm not selling the new ones, so if your interested in a double run of 8TC's 8ft long, in good condition for $250. Let me know
I am using LAT International SS-800. Ridiculously cheap and incredibly sounding. Tried Analysis Plus Oval 9 but it did not sound as good as the LAT
Audio Advisor sells mail order discount cables. Also, Echo hifi sells used ones. A good way to try for extended times.
Here's what you need to do.Go to lowes hardware store and get some AR industrial pure cooper wire.It's dirt cheap and sounds good.I'm sorry but this cable and wire hysteria is a bunch of B.S. 89vett
I personally work for an audio/video store. We carry NHT was one of our speaker lines. With fine speakers like these you wouldn't want to use anything less than matching quality. We use Rara Labs speaker cable with our NHT 2.9. Here are some of the Tara Lab cables I would recommend: 1) Prism Bi-Wire Retail $170.00 8ft pr (good performance) 2) RSC Prism 1000 Bi-Wire Retail $290.00 8ft pr (better) 3) RSC Prism 1800 Bi-Wire Retail $700.00 8ft pr (best) I know this might seem crazy for spending that kind of money on cables. But cables are what get from Point A to Point B. If that isn't any good what is. Just my own personal opinion. Have any other questions feel free to email me.
I promise you you would NOT be able to tell the difference with the Tara Labs cable and the pure copper wire I recommended.I also speak from experience.I was given a pair of the world's best speaker wire from a 10,000 dollar audio research system and I cannot tell the difference.It would take a highly trained ear to tell ANY difference. 89vett
89vett either has a hearing deficit or a bad system. The MIT2 is a great buy, but don't take my word for-go try some, or any others. Kimber makes good products as well, but I've never used their cheaper stuff. It's probably good. Good luck...
Shayner, If you call Audio Research bad equipment,then I guess I do have a bad system.This cable lunacy has been overblown from day 1.There have been several test's and double blind studies that prove that most people CANNOT tell a difference is wire's.Those are the fact's. 89vett
I have done a/b comparisons using my cheap Esoteric Audio solid core copper wire speaker cables and expensive nordost red. The difference was very obvious using my high quality components, and barely perceptible using my midgrade components. I have also done a/b comparisons of interconnects of similar cost, and could perceive noticeable qualitative differences. The conclusion I came to is that cables are well worth their cost, and that system matching is a truth. Another thing I found important was to put my components on a solid footing rack, and to separate the power cables on one side, and the audio cables on the other. The audio cables are spaced apart.
89vett,we are not most people.Please,be calm.Just stop talking.Thank you.
If you are looking for mellow cables with tight bass, my vote goes to Lat Internation. I agree with the earlier post the SS-800 are good and hard to beat at your price. Also the construction on lat products is top notch. I am surprised more people do not use their stuff. Guess it is not fancy enough!
YOU WANT TO MELLOW OUT YOUR NHT 2.9's?!?!?!? Didn't you know that these babies were a bright speaker to begin with?!?! Anyway, MIT's and Synergistic would be the way I'd go. Whichever you can get your hands on to try out. Kimber 8TC to bright. I had the NHT 6.6's (two 3.3's stacked on each side) with two pairs of (4 mono blocks) aragon palladiums and used Synergistic speaker cables (Sig #2's for the lows and Sig #3's for the highs). I also changed the NHT cones to Black Diamond Racing for a warmer sound. Happy Tweeking
I use harmonic tech pro 9 bi-wire with 2.9's and a Classe CA200. They go for around $450-$500 used so may be a little more than you want to spend. Before I got these I was using original monster cable. The improvement with the new cables was huge. Much more detail, depth, and tighter base.