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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:30 pm 
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Hello on this fine Sunday afternoon, I'm in a bit of a pickle. I just got some Kimber Kable 12TC and I need to re terminate for tri wiring my speakers, the problem is I don't know which is the amp end and which is the speaker end? any help would be greatly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:24 pm 
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When last seen, Ray Kimber didn't believe in cable directionality.... and so his cables have never had arrows on them... He feels that the construction of the cable, and the constructions affect on series inductance and capacitance, is the important part, not which way the wire was pulled through the die (and if you can actually guarantee the direction, given that almost no cable makers actually make their wire stock).


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Thank you for that, I think I may have bigger problems. surfing the web for direction answers I stumbled upon "how to spot a counterfeit". Now I'm worried I have fakes.....


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I think you can bi-wire easy with the gold,gold, white, white scenario....for tri-wire you would have to divide the number of wires etc....fake or real? Plug it in and hear what you hear....at this stage....


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libor wrote:
I think you can bi-wire easy with the gold,gold, white, white scenario....for tri-wire you would have to divide the number of wires etc....fake or real? Plug it in and hear what you hear....at this stage....


I was thinking 6 wires for woofer 3 for mid 3 for tweeter, or perhaps 4 to all three.


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keep it simple the word kimber kable in the direction towards the speaker


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rednecknber wrote:
keep it simple the word kimber kable in the direction towards the speaker


Logic would normally dictate that however "Kimber Kable" runs to each termination.....


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I was thinking 6 wires for woofer 3 for mid 3 for tweeter, or perhaps 4 to all three.


both seems to be OK. Depends on the speakers...if there is big woofers involved, you may go for the 6-3-3....


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I was thinking 6 wires for woofer 3 for mid 3 for tweeter, or perhaps 4 to all three.


both seems to be OK. Depends on the speakers...if there is big woofers involved, you may go for the 6-3-3....


Thanks, I think a 12" woofer deserves 6 wires.....:)


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How about using good quality jumpers and leave the cable intact


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...Or run bare wire...less is more.. And direction made no difference


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Update, I got it all figured out. It took a bit of work and some adapters but it's done...:)


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The best trick to do with this cable is to attach a cotton rope to a pencil and insert in nucleus of the cable. It has to be pure cotton rope. Yo will get a different cable, a lot more open in sound. Of course you have to remove the pencil later.


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RLRB wrote:
The best trick to do with this cable is to attach a cotton rope to a pencil and insert in nucleus of the cable. It has to be pure cotton rope. Yo will get a different cable, a lot more open in sound. Of course you have to remove the pencil later.


Just wondering if your being serious? Also could Unicorn mane be a substitute for cotton?


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Woody76 wrote:
RLRB wrote:
The best trick to do with this cable is to attach a cotton rope to a pencil and insert in nucleus of the cable. It has to be pure cotton rope. Yo will get a different cable, a lot more open in sound. Of course you have to remove the pencil later.


Just wondering if your being serious? Also could Unicorn mane be a substitute for cotton?


The answers are definitely yes and yes!


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