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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,665
    Clipdat wrote: »
    What kind of speaker cables were you using with them, just simply out of curiosity.

    https://hifiheaven.net/shop/MIT-StyleLine-SL-12-Speaker-Interface-Cables-10ft-Pair
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,298
    Nice! I like MITs but they didn't play nice with my PMC speakers.

    You might try a different brand of speaker cables with them if you have a spare pair.
    "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."
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,665
    edited September 20
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Nice! I like MITs but they didn't play nice with my PMC speakers.

    You might try a different brand of speaker cables with them if you have a spare pair.

    ...and interconnects or just speaker cable? MIT interconnects too.

    I have nothing else. Suggestions?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,298
    edited September 20
    Should be fine to keep the same interconnects, but I just think it's possible that MIT doesn't always play well with all brands of speakers.

    I don't really have any suggestions, but this is what I'm using right now and I've been extremely impressed with them: https://www.ebay.com/itm/KnuKonceptz-Krux-Interlaced-Braided-8-Gauge-Bi-Wire-Speaker-Wire-Cable-8-Pair/382747321152

    They also offer a single wire version which I also have that I'm not using currently, I could send them to you to try out for a while.

    They're an 8' foot pair, is that long enough?
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  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,591
    Analysis Plus copper oval ## should work well with this speaker.

    This might be the wrong type of speaker for your application...
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,665
    So I take it I would like but not love Harbeth and Spendor?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,289
    Nightfall wrote: »
    So I take it I would like but not love Harbeth and Spendor?

    I wouldn't go that far. Harbeth is not rolled off on the top end. I can't speak for Spendor.

    The US importer for Harbeth IS quick to mention that these speakers are not intended to be rock out speakers, but that doesn't mean they can't do it. The only one I see really struggling with Rock is the little P3ESR. My personal feelings towards this speaker is that its a helluva nearfield monitor anyways.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,652
    DSkip wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    So I take it I would like but not love Harbeth and Spendor?

    I wouldn't go that far. Harbeth is not rolled off on the top end. I can't speak for Spendor.

    The US importer for Harbeth IS quick to mention that these speakers are not intended to be rock out speakers, but that doesn't mean they can't do it. The only one I see really struggling with Rock is the little P3ESR. My personal feelings towards this speaker is that its a helluva nearfield monitor anyways.

    I would agree with that also. Steve has had the P3's and also felt Rock was their weaker link. The 5's should do better with Rock music, but for the price of the 5's, your options open up fairly wide.
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  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,591
    I was hoping Skip would jump in. The Harbeth P3ESR aren't rated to go as low
    as the WD equivalent, but as noted rock isn't the strong suite. HOWEVER,
    what the P3's do is darn near perfect. Rock and Jazz were good and you
    were left with a feeling of "I want more good" rather than lacking.

    Anyway, I would be interested in @DSkip experience w/ cables and this
    type if speaker...
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,665
    @DSkip Could cables make or break these speakers?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,703
    @nightfall, what's the rest of your system?
    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
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,665
    edited September 20
    Dared MC-7P tube preamp, RCA 5U4GB, RCA 6V6, Amperex 12AT7, Amperex 12AX7 X2, PSVane 12AX7 X2 Special Edition.

    B&K Reference 4420 350 watts @ 4 ohm

    Cambridge CXN

    PS Audio, Wireworld, and the brand bluefox uses (brain ****) power cords. Edit: Shunyata
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,703
    if you want to try new cables look into analysis plus and straley reality cables.
    reality has two lines, standard and reference, i am about publish a review on the reference line.
    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
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,289
    edited September 20
    Nightfall wrote: »
    @DSkip Could cables make or break these speakers?

    They make or break every system. With that said, every component is important and blindly blaming cables probably isn't ideal. The B&K might not be the right fit for those speakers honestly. If you've got some speakers that are dark and also have no top end extension, you're going to want gear behind it to liven it up.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,665
    I'm too poor for that concept. ;) I need all speakers to work perfect on what I got.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,703
    the new usher book shelf
    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
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,665
    I've always thought of cables as fine tuning, not make or break difference.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,665
    DSkip wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    @DSkip Could cables make or break these speakers?

    They make or break every system. With that said, every component is important and blindly blaming cables probably isn't ideal. The B&K might not be the right fit for those speakers honestly. If you've got some speakers that are dark and also have no top end extension, you're going to want gear behind it to liven it up.

    So I need to get my Yamaha CA-1010 repaired and recapped.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,665
    edited September 20
    What about the small sound stage? You could say the room is the problem then I'd say why isn't it for the Dyn's.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,295
    Nightfall wrote: »
    I've always thought of cables as fine tuning, not make or break difference.

    I used to think that, but then I realized that cables and power are the foundation for a stereo. The better the foundation then the better the stereo.

    Bud - Silicon Valley

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    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

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  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 166
    How far do you have them out from the front wall?
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,665
    edited September 20
    Back wall? (I might just be confused what's considered front and back) 15"

    Any further from the wall and they'd need to be closer together to make an equilateral triangle and they're right up against the sides of my Salamander rack already.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 166
    I would try getting them out 2' or so. It's just an experiment,so don't worry about the equilateral triangle. More near field listening in this case. They may just need a little "breathing" room.
    First Watt,Monarchy Audio,Aric Audio,Promitheus Audio,Pro-Ject,Hornshoppe,Nola,HSU,Onkyo.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,372
    I always liked that look.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,289
    Yeah. Without hearing either pair I’d expect those Infinity to be a step up. Congrats bud.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,665
    edited October 1
    dromunds wrote: »
    I always liked that look.

    It's all subjective. Just IMO.

    They look like they're straight out of a 1980's living room when their grills are on.

    james-clark-1.jpg
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,372
    I have their big brother.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,665
    How do you like them?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
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