Review: Paul Speltz Anti Cables 8' speaker cable Speaker cable
I tend to like all types of Jazz and this review is the results of listening to mostly: Micheal Hedges.Teirney Sutton,Fourplay,Lee Ritenour etc...type music...
This system is my "B" system located in my large basement. The listening area is aprox 26 X 20 with no obstructions....My original intend was to find a modestly price speaker cable that would basically sound neutral.In my efforts to experiment with the Monster cable,Home Depot,Zip cord and others,I found that they all seamed to either sound edgy ( monster) or too smooth ( Home Depot ext cord wire ) and some didn't do well at all ( various Zip cords )..,so I figured i'd try something rather inexpensive and hope for the best.....I decided to try Paul Spetlz,due to the good feedback that I had recently been reading on the Audiogon and Audiocircle web sites..I ordered a 8' bare with bare ends due to having the push on connections on my Sansui Integrated amp..Ordering took all of 5 minutes and within 3 days the wire showed up..
Upon opening the packaging the cable looked to me to be a lot better looking than I had expected..Kinda cool really!
I did have some connection problems trying to fasten the stiff wire around the binding posts on the Klipsch Forte 2s..So I eventually ended up using a pair of Bannana plugs that I had on hand..Upon start up I didn't notice anything different and thought I might have spent $80 into the big black hole again ( they do have a return policy ) ,but being as I have had this experiance many times before I decided to give it some time..They didn't sound bad right out of the packaging they just didn't sound great..So I put the Sony cd on repeat and let it go overnight and figure after 24 hours or so i'd give it another try.
The next afternoon I played Michael Hedges "Aerial Boundries" - Fourplay ( 3 different albums )Lee Ritnour ( 2 albums ) and I couldn't believe how much things changed. I wasn't sure if or how much bass I would lose..No problem there ! Quick tight and explosive.The biggest suprize though is the Refinement that I have gained..Big step forward..I ended up taking the cables off and doing the twist..About 3-4 turns per foot .I counted about 30 turns or so per side ...Even better detial..The midrange is also amazing ( considering what I paid and expected )..So now I don't have to experiment any longer.I am very satisfied with this cable and would never in mind expect to get the uprgrade I did with as little money as I spent..Great cable at a bargian price..Also great people to deal with..
Klipsch Forte2 speakers,Sansui AU 517/TU517 integrated Amp and Tuner combo.With old Sony cd player.Thorens TD160 turntable with Grado/Silver.
Zip cord,Monster XP,Home Depot DIY and variuos other experiments