8' Bi-Wire speaker cables w/ bananas

Looking for a pair of 8' bi-wire speaker cables with bananas on all ends. Thanks.
"Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    edited February 8
    Anyone tried these ELAC Sensible Speaker Cables? https://www.elac.com/series/sensible-speaker-wire/

    @AndrewJones

    Edit: Nevermind, looks like they don't come in bi-wire.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,632
    SVS' SoundPath cables get great reviews, and are fairly cheap ($90ish for a 12 foot pair). I think you can get biwire cables, and you can choose your ends (pin, banana, or spade, or a mix of all the above).
    I'm planning on getting a pair in the nearish future, so when I do I can tell you what I think. :)
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD 1155 preamp and 4155 tuner courtesy of DaddyJT, NAD C352 playing power amp, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 courtesy of Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack, Millenium Falcon :)
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,072
    8ft banana biwire.... sounds so familiar.... This sounds like exactly what I have.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    Joey_V wrote: »
    8ft banana biwire.... sounds so familiar.... This sounds like exactly what I have.

    This was recommended to me earlier today, but I'm not big on spades: https://www.usedcable.com/audioquest-aspen-biwire-spades-10ft-3m-pair-speaker-cables.html
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    SVS' SoundPath cables get great reviews, and are fairly cheap ($90ish for a 12 foot pair). I think you can get biwire cables, and you can choose your ends (pin, banana, or spade, or a mix of all the above).
    I'm planning on getting a pair in the nearish future, so when I do I can tell you what I think. :)

    They do not appear to be available in bi-wire, unfortunately.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,632
    Clipdat wrote: »
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    SVS' SoundPath cables get great reviews, and are fairly cheap ($90ish for a 12 foot pair). I think you can get biwire cables, and you can choose your ends (pin, banana, or spade, or a mix of all the above).
    I'm planning on getting a pair in the nearish future, so when I do I can tell you what I think. :)

    They do not appear to be available in bi-wire, unfortunately.

    Darn. Sorry!
    You may want to try calling SVS, as they will do all kinds of custom lengths and such and may do a biwire for you as well.
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD 1155 preamp and 4155 tuner courtesy of DaddyJT, NAD C352 playing power amp, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 courtesy of Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack, Millenium Falcon :)
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

    Resident Child of Club Polk
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,115
    I do have a set of Mini Eclipse still.
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,072
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    8ft banana biwire.... sounds so familiar.... This sounds like exactly what I have.

    This was recommended to me earlier today, but I'm not big on spades: https://www.usedcable.com/audioquest-aspen-biwire-spades-10ft-3m-pair-speaker-cables.html

    I also have the aspens but I have not used them as I was waiting for my tube monoblocks to utilize them in conjunction w my main system as a secondary
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,072
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    edited February 9
    Joey_V wrote: »
    I also have the aspens but I have not used them as I was waiting for my tube monoblocks to utilize them in conjunction w my main system as a secondary

    The Aspens definitely sound interesting, and I probably would have been willing to deal with the spades if they were 8ft instead of 10.

    Edit: Oops, posted too soon. I see the Audiogon listing now, interesting. I searched and saw the thread of yours where you were trying to run them and how ridiculously stiff they were. Not sure I want to go down that route with speaker cables. It looked like you had even more room to work with them than I do and they were still a chore.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,072
    What’s your rack situation look like?
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    DSkip wrote: »
    I do have a set of Mini Eclipse still.

    Length and termination?
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    Joey_V wrote: »
    What’s your rack situation look like?

    Pretty close quarters, not a lot of room for bends. I'll take some photos tomorrow of how the Bedrock cables are currently.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,626
    what's your budget?
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, North Star Design USB dac32, Cayin Venus cd-100i,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
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    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    Ideally 1k or under.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,454
    Nordost. Purple. Two sets.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,405
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Anyone tried these ELAC Sensible Speaker Cables? https://www.elac.com/series/sensible-speaker-wire/

    @AndrewJones

    Edit: Nevermind, looks like they don't come in bi-wire.
    The banana jacks are crap.

    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,626
    i would go the best quality single wire i could afford with jumpers.
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, North Star Design USB dac32, Cayin Venus cd-100i,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval, Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
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  • helipilotdoughelipilotdoug Posts: 1,226
    Hey Drew,
    I can make you a 8 ft. pair of our Alpha Bi-Wire speaker cables with Furutech FT-212R banana plugs on both ends for well under your 1K budget. (You'll also get your 10% Club Polk discount) I'll give you a guarantee that if they don't like them I'll give you a full refund too. I'll break them in on our Audiodharma cable cooker so when you get them it'll only take about 10 hours to settle into your system. About 2 weeks before I can ship.
    Sunfire Theater Grand IV
    Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature
    SRS 2.1TL
    SDA 2BTL's
    CSiA6
    FXiA4
    FXiA6
    SDA 2A's
    Monitor 10A's

    http://www.douglasconnection.com
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    Hey Drew,
    I can make you a 8 ft. pair of our Alpha Bi-Wire speaker cables with Furutech FT-212R banana plugs on both ends for well under your 1K budget. (You'll also get your 10% Club Polk discount) I'll give you a guarantee that if they don't like them I'll give you a full refund too. I'll break them in on our Audiodharma cable cooker so when you get them it'll only take about 10 hours to settle into your system. About 2 weeks before I can ship.

    Could you explain more about how the Furutech "locking" plugs work?

    Gotta love a money back guarantee.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,454
    I’ve said it before I and I’ll say it again...
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • helipilotdoughelipilotdoug Posts: 1,226
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Hey Drew,
    I can make you a 8 ft. pair of our Alpha Bi-Wire speaker cables with Furutech FT-212R banana plugs on both ends for well under your 1K budget. (You'll also get your 10% Club Polk discount) I'll give you a guarantee that if they don't like them I'll give you a full refund too. I'll break them in on our Audiodharma cable cooker so when you get them it'll only take about 10 hours to settle into your system. About 2 weeks before I can ship.

    Could you explain more about how the Furutech "locking" plugs work?

    Gotta love a money back guarantee.
    Thanks Drew. The Furutech 212 banana plugs have a black barrel that you twist clockwise to lock. What happens is a pin inside the plug pushes forward inside the split plug, expanding it tight against the inside of the binding post. When you want to remove them, just twist the black barrel counterclockwise allowing the pin to come back and release the pressure. Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
    Sunfire Theater Grand IV
    Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature
    SRS 2.1TL
    SDA 2BTL's
    CSiA6
    FXiA4
    FXiA6
    SDA 2A's
    Monitor 10A's

    http://www.douglasconnection.com
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    Still looking. Hard to find that perfect speaker cable that ticks all the boxes for me.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,828
    Kimber Kable 8VS or 8TC....

    It go big w the 12VS/12TC.

    Can be biwired
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    edited February 14
    Kimber Kable 8VS or 8TC....

    It go big w the 12VS/12TC.

    Can be biwired

    Why the heck does the cable look so nice, but those bananas that they use look so cheap and dinky?

    kk12vs_ban-LARGE.jpg
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,425
    Supra Quadrax or dh labs q10

    Best connection is bare wire, go for it
    - Not Tom

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    VR3 wrote: »
    Supra Quadrax or dh labs q10

    Best connection is bare wire, go for it

    https://silversonic.com/products/speaker-cables/q-10-signature/

    Looks cool.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    From PMC's FAQ page:

    What speaker cable should I use?

    PMC recommend using a high quality thick multi-strand Oxygen Free Copper (OFC) cable between the amplifier and speakers. The use of ‘exotic” cables has limited improvement on sound quality, so we would not advocate spending great quantities of money. However, if you are prepared to spend a great deal of money in this area, we would strongly advice you listen first to determine whether the outlay is worth the improvement.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
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