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    Excellent guys. Thanks.

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    OK, fellas. I ordered a 15' set of Silver Resolution speaker cables to replace the Acoustic Zenith Satori I have now which I've had on loan for a shamefully long period of time.

    I'm tempted by doing the same for interconnects. Right now I'm running Acoustic Zenith Matrix Reference II XLR from a Krell KRC3 to my Bryson 4BST, and their Silver Reference II from my DAC to Preamp. Do you guys have any thoughts whether there would be any sort of improvement, or should I stick with what I have?

    Also, I'll need power cables to make the new distance. Should I go with Frank's or would you recommend Blue Jeans for that?


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    Hammer, Franks in a heart beat ........... that's what I use with zero complaints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammerhead View Post
    OK, fellas. I ordered a 15' set of Silver Resolution speaker cables to replace the Acoustic Zenith Satori I have now which I've had on loan for a shamefully long period of time.

    I'm tempted by doing the same for interconnects. Right now I'm running Acoustic Zenith Matrix Reference II XLR from a Krell KRC3 to my Bryson 4BST, and their Silver Reference II from my DAC to Preamp. Do you guys have any thoughts whether there would be any sort of improvement, or should I stick with what I have?

    Also, I'll need power cables to make the new distance. Should I go with Frank's or would you recommend Blue Jeans for that?


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    There will only be an improvement if you think there should be one. Otherwise it won't matter. You asked for our thoughts. Those are mine.

    For power cords just get something that is adequate to handle the current with solid end connectors and you are golden. Anything past that is an absolute waste of money and a scam.
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    Hammer, If there is a synergy between your equipment and they are well suited to each other then there is a good chance you will hear a difference. This also assumes that your system is properly set up and your room is acoustically treated. It is not just a matter of putting a new cable in a system.

    I am not making this comment relating to your current system. Just in general before spending money on better cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCHeliGuy View Post
    There will only be an improvement if you think there should be one. Otherwise it won't matter. You asked for our thoughts. Those are mine.

    For power cords just get something that is adequate to handle the current with solid end connectors and you are golden. Anything past that is an absolute waste of money and a scam.
    It may be true for you, but not so for me. I've had the good luck to experiment with four different Acoustic Zen interconnects, and they each sound different, confirmed by blind listening tests. However, I have no opinion on power cables, though the arguments for them *seem* plausible.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brad225 View Post
    Hammer, If there is a synergy between your equipment and they are well suited to each other then there is a good chance you will hear a difference. This also assumes that your system is properly set up and your room is acoustically treated. It is not just a matter of putting a new cable in a system.

    I am not making this comment relating to your current system. Just in general before spending money on better cables.
    The reason I'm in need of new cables is because I've moved my speakers to a more appropriate position, which requires me to place the electronics on the opposite side of the room - hence the 15' length and question about the importance of equal length. The mix of copper and silver *sounds* like a good idea, being a mix of characteristics of both. I've heard the difference between the silver and copper interconnects, and am looking forward to the new cables. They should be here by this weekend. I'll report back with my impressions later.

    Is there a way I can burn the cables in without having to run the speakers? I seem to recall reading something about attaching a resistor or some sort of 'load' so I can run them the 40-ish recommend hours without being kept up all night.



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    If you want to burn them in I would plug them into something that would draw current through them. A Fan, portable heater (probably good in Pa this time of year) radio or amp. I would think the more current you run through them the quicker it would happen. The wire doesn't know what it is plugged into.

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    Heh... yeah, been pretty nippy here lately.

    Would a 200 watt bulb per side do the trick?

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    It will move current though it is only 1.6 amps. That doesn't mean it won't do the trick. I'm no E.E. though.

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    OK .......I'm taking a deep breath ........ why ....why, are you worried about 'running' the speakers ???? For Gods sakes plug the freakin' cable in and enjoy what you're listening to !!!!!!!

    No, repeat no cable, power or otherwise will change that much that you can't enjoy the music and if it does (in your mind) look in the mirror and tell yourself you made a mistake !!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by twich54 View Post
    OK .......I'm taking a deep breath ........ why ....why, are you worried about 'running' the speakers ???? For Gods sakes plug the freakin' cable in and enjoy what you're listening to !!!!!!!

    No, repeat no cable, power or otherwise will change that much that you can't enjoy the music and if it does (in your mind) look in the mirror and tell yourself you made a mistake !!!!!
    That is wrong on so many levels I can’t even try to list them. Of course cables matter and break in does happen. Not that you can’t listen but if critical listening is your goal please breakin first if you can.
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