Anyone yet? Thanks.
22 responses Add your response
Cardas and Purist both have a warm midrange and weighty bottom end, slightly rolled off up top. Not a good match for Harbeth.
Audience and Auditorium are pretty much the opposite, lean through the mids and bottom with an open detailed top end. Of the two I prefer Auditorium as it is more refined. But best suited if you are using a tube power amp.
AZ is a nice neutral cable, my preference for SS power.
I have used them all with Harbeth C7s.
Per Alan Shaw:
Harbeth speakers do not need fancy cable. Anything available that is reasonably thick will work OK. 5A electrical flex will get you going. Simple, un-cool standard flex is all you need. Avoid exotic cables with strange electrical characteristics.
You will note that despite numerous requests over the years Harbeth does not 'make' fancy speaker cable. I've been told that we could 'charge what we like - if it has the Harbeth name on it people with queue up for it at any price'. So why haven't we offered it? We just don't believe in it.
I was very impressed by Tellurium Q black speaker cables. A ten foot length cost $500, and their claim to fame is in their clarity. I did feel I could hear lyrics better. Not easy to find, but it looks like 300 ohm antenna cable--thin and flat. I would still use it but I need 8 meters of cable now and I ordered River Cable. We will see.
Transparent Audio, because that brand would allow you to grow up the line and get cash toward your upgrade. Secondly, once you get to the Reference level, your cables are tuned to match the impedance of your gear. There is no other company I know that customizes cabling to fit your needs. Finally, they sound heavenly.
Chayro, great suggestion. My reservations about adapter is that it may not be the same material (including the solder) as the factory termination, which may impact the sound. With the factory termination, you know exactly what you're getting. That's just a personal peeve though. Still a great suggestion.
To GREH OR OTHERS, Can you tell me what makes the Clearday speaker cables so special??. I tried the single shotgun(OR regular) SPEAKER CABLE iT IS JUST OK. I have also read that the Double Shotgun is MUCH better in the various AG threads. Is that true or just hype??
So please someone tell me what makes them better. I have to buy a 12 ft pair for my current set-up and every freakin foot costs. BTW, how might they compare to the new ANTI CABLE LEVEL 3 speaker cables, I HAVE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT. I CAN NOT MESS AROUND WITH A CABLE THAT IS AS FLEXIBLE AS A COAT HANGER, AND HAS TO BE RESHAPED TO FIT THE INSTALLATION.