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@jjss49 +1 @pesky_wabbit mentioned Partsconnexion, another good option. I had forgotten to mention them as I have not bought internal wire from them in a while. Also It looks like they are selling the Cardas black/red wire again, including Ultra P... 
Speaker Cables
@jjss49 IMO whatever you do, recommend NOT using the home depot brown spool wire some people talk about, it's garbage for internal speaker wiring too. Super grainy result from it in my setups.  Not helping you with your color-coded black/red wire ... 
Eminent Technology LFT8B’s reversing woofer polarity
Placement and the amplifier driving the 8 and 16 model ET speakers is key.  I've heard both speakers about ten times with some great amplifiers at a local dealer who's sold them longer than any other shop in the USA  ETs can sound incredible, deep... 
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@cakyolI can GUARANTEE you that NOBODY on earth will EVER be able to tell the difference between that wire and something costing 100s of dollars per foot...Yes, read all of it and totally disagree with polar opposite experiences, is why I replied.... 
Speaker Cables
... Years ago, I think it was Stereophile or The Absolute Sound, just for fun, went to Home Depot and got a 12 gauge extension cord and threw it into the mix. It was actually really good. So, for my let's see... $5 or 6K system crammed in my offic... 
Speaker Cables
@nonoise   Hehehe. Yeah, I know and hear ya.  :) Is "too transparent" something you'd consider as a valid observation or consideration?  Well, its something I wrestled with when I first got my OCC cables new.  Thankfully it all settled in after an... 
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Speaking of OFC vs. OCC, and switching to "interconnects" and different metallurgy types, over the past year (on and off) I’ve been testing two different pairs. Using the same brand, same internal design, same connectors, and the primary differenc... 
What are Your Favorite Tweeters?
@stereo5 "The AMT tweeter and silk dome tweeters. Everything else doesn’t sound real to me." Yep. It’s always a kick to see the look on someone’s face the very first time they hear a speaker design with a really good AMT implementation. 
Speaker Cables
@nonoise  "Stranded copper has always smeared the sound a bit too much for my liking. It has a very pleasing, but inaccurate, warmth to it that obscures detail and smokes the air, so to speak..."The first time I used really good OCC Crystal copper... 
Speaker Cables
@mastering92 The cable itself should not have any sound characteristics.When you talk about "cable synergy" in a system, that does not exist. If I were you I would test 2 pairs - 1 cheap and well built cable, and a more expensive cable for your ch... 
Cary Audio SLA-70B amplifier
I was just thinking that Sound N Music may know of someone in your region maybe within a 4hr circumference. Some of these hidden techs work out of a basement of their homes, and shops contract and send out to them. It's not always openly shared or... 
Cary Audio SLA-70B amplifier
If you have not already done so, maybe you could ask the folks at Sound "N" Music or GER Global Electronics Repairs there in Panama if they know of someone who can come to your place, like an old TV repair person use to do in the old days :)  Migh... 
Interesting 2x2 grid to describe what a component sounds like ... do you agree
@williewonka "I might feel different if there was some context as to how it was derived."Agree, more context and a better understanding of each of the parameters from the maker of the graph would be helpful and very interesting. Anything that Audi... 
Cardas Clear breakin. How many hours needed?
@jasonbourne52 No wonder why people think that audiophiles are insane! Copper sounds different than silver? LOL!With capable ears listening to a well matched audio system, some people can hear a notable difference. Even interconnects built with TP... 
Interesting 2x2 grid to describe what a component sounds like ... do you agree
Created by the sonorous Marketing Division, maybe. :) I'd be surprised if Peter Qvortrup had a hand in that graph.