Upgraded Speaker Wire

pawelmwo Posts: 137
I recently wired up my surrounds for in wall and decided to upgrade my left, right and center speakers cables. I went from Sewell 12 gauge to Belden 5000UP 12 gauge terminated with Media Bridge deadbolt style plugs. It always bothered me that the Sewell stuck out a bit of my amp pictured below. I am hearing better details in the sound. Any chance this gap was responsible or is it simply a better quality cable? The new banana plugs are a perfect flush fit. I might be having some of my own subjectivity/confirmation bias here but things sound a lot better to my ears.



  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,388
    edited January 19
    Shouldn't matter on sound as long as they were terminated properly. As for which wire is better... It's the one that sounds better to you.
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,939
    Just wait until you move up to coat-hanger wires with alligator clips.
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