If I could add to this topic, what were the feelings on a biwired pair of Oval Nines or Oval Nines and Oval Twelves? I have heard comments such as bright, etc.
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I have never got rid of mine. Preferred to AQ, Nordost, and Wireworld. I keep thinking more $$$ or bi-wire (I have jumpers) would be better, but I can never think of how. Would be curious if you do change and what speakers you use (I have soliloquy and they use the Ovals to demo alot, so probably a good match for my system). Good luck.
I still have mine but strongly feel that my old Sonoran Desert Signature are better. The AP Oval 9 are very extended in the highs and lows but i feel they lack in transparency and most important of all, the midrange. The Sonoran Signatures are in a league by themselves when it comes to midrange bloom. Not to mention the used soap bar shape of their images.
I run a biwired pair of Oval 9/12's. I have no intention of any upgrade. Amp- WBT bananas, to T1 spades. Not bright IMO. Jon Risch bass traps and wall panels, as well as rear listening position treatment just did the overall trick.
One either needs to give them 200 hours , or simply bag 'um after one month. Perhaps explains the AP sell plethora seen on the boards.
The Satori won out over the Oval 9 in every catagory. There was a definate improvement in detail and air. The Satori is incredibly cohesive and portrays deep accurate bass in a way that the oval 9 couldn't match. I just recieved the new Acoustic Zen WOW ic's which are great $249 and easily beat out my HT pro silways.
Did you ever try the AP Silver Oval speaker cable?
I'm currently using a "shot-gun" set of AP Oval 9 / Silver Oval, with pretty good results, but....
The upgrade-bug is calling my name again. I'm wondoring how the Satori (or Hologram) compares to?
Also, anyone heard the Granit Audio #570 speaker cable? Similar construction, at least in that it also utilizes "Single-Crystal Copper" 99.9999%.
Trying out a pair of speaker cables is the only way to know for sure. Be sure to buy them used if you can, and odds are you will not loose any money in the transaction.
Just re-sell them if they don't fit your fancy...
The Acoustic Zen speaker cables (Satori - and especially Hologram) are prized by many who frequent Audiogon and a good place to start given their price.