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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:16 am 
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Wondering if anyone has used say 1 ft extension of lets say Kimber Kable 8tc soldered too a length of Belden or Mogami Spkr cable ( similar gauge ) to cut down on costs. Surely the magic benefits of using the 8tc or other expensive brands would be apparent after the signal traveled the last ft to the Spkr. Any thoughts?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:21 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:27 am 
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It will, but you would have to use Nordost Odin 2 for the extenders.....


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:51 pm 
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libor wrote:
It will, but you would have to use Nordost Odin 2 for the extenders.....



:lol: :lol: :lol:


FWIW, I sold my 8TC after experimenting with Mogami 3103. So if you're zapping it onto 3103 there's a pretty good chance in my book it would be a backward move :lol:


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Hahahaha Yes!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:33 pm 
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I have experimented with this for years. What I have found is to use the same ratio as used for power cable of your source/house wiring. For example: say you use a CD player that has a 5’ power cord, and the cable from the outlet to the panel is 25’, that would be a 1:5 ratio. So for every 5 units of Mogami, use 1 unit of your favourite wire. If you change sources, use a corresponding length of your fave wire to achieve the golden ratio. Make extenders for every source.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:45 pm 
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Do not attempt this with Teo cables.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:12 pm 
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perhaps move this to the cable forum for even more delightful input.
Having sold Beldon cable in the '70's, I thought it WAS a name brand... :!:
Extend away!

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Many years ago I set up a couple plastic Radio Shack outdoor speakers in the bathroom and it was about a 38 foot run from the amp to the speakers. There was a box of used lamp cords from various appliances that had failed over the years. So I soldered together about 30 feet of 16 AWG lamp cords and the last 8 feet were decent but inexpensive 16 AWG speaker wire, for cosmetics. (Silver solder was not used. It contained lead.) There were a couple volume controls in the run too.
I am pretty sure that it did not compromise the audiophile merits of those Radio Shack speakers, however I did not try to recover the cables when I moved. I would use silver solder for your experiment.


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I use 6" of name brand cable on each end of the beldon cable , then cover with cable sleeve of your choice.


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Good idea, but I suspect something will be missing ... try a coat hanger in the middle.


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billbo wrote:
Wondering if anyone has used say 1 ft extension of lets say Kimber Kable 8tc soldered too a length of Belden or Mogami Spkr cable ( similar gauge ) to cut down on costs. Surely the magic benefits of using the 8tc or other expensive brands would be apparent after the signal traveled the last ft to the Spkr. Any thoughts?


Your system do what you want but I wouldn't do it
why the foot extension?....... move things a bit to get the foot or why you doing it in the first place


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Short speaker cables are just one more reason to move over to monoblocks. Just move the amps closer to the speakers, issue resolved.

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Every connection denigrates the audio signal. period.

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