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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2007, 11:46 »
You can get Ortofon from audionote.

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2007, 14:22 »
boring, my car ice use 100% belden speaker cable. 8xxx forget the no. Sound good to me.
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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2007, 16:54 »
Today i bought the 1313a from LHS, i was charged $6/m.  Bro hifiluv, i think you got overcharged.  Heh  ;D
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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2007, 19:34 »
You can get Ortofon from audionote.
Need help from your fav dealer, buying direct is expensive.

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2007, 20:51 »


i can only compare with Canare 4S11 biwire, the Canare is warm but a little fuzzy but tis baby is a good balance between warm and punchy with more details.  i hv only used it for an hr n i m already liking it... ;D

the Canare is 14AWG (1.63mm dia) while tis cable being 10AWG (2.59mm) is almost 1.5x the diameter.

what was interesting is tat when set up with 6L6 tube amp n Energy C3, with the Canare 4S11, there was a constant hissing sound fm the right channel, but when swap tis cable, the sound was gone.  also with 6p1, when setup in living room, got a more decent soundstage, played Enya, she seems to move forward a few step, so i retract the comment tat the 6p1 is only good for small room; just change the speaker cable,  ;D

pair up with 6L6, MP5 and mini 6p1, all reveal more details and punch, played acoustic guitar tracks and i could almost feel the plucking of each string, very refreshing.  IMHO, tis is a quite good match for tube amps and its not ex, so can buy a run and play with it.  :)

hi!

how much is the plug shown in the pic? is that call banana plug? can get in LHS? thks!
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Cable: Belden 1313A Bi-Wire + Mogami 2803 + Clearer Audio Copper-Line Alpha One Main Cable + Belden 19364 Main Cable

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Cable: Audioquest Chocolate + Audioquest Cinnamon + Belden 1311A + TCI Baby Constrictor Powerleads + Merlin Tarantula MK6 Main

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2007, 02:17 »
any comments or rebviews on ht usage for tis cable compared to the 1810a?
im was tinkin of gettin 1810a when i saw ur review. will be goin dwn
lhs probably next week to get either cable. btw any other belden cable
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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2007, 07:28 »
hi!

how much is the plug shown in the pic? is that call banana plug? can get in LHS? thks!

hi, plugs bought from Sim Lim Twr basement, cheap cheap only, $2.50/4pcs, but found out not suitable for 10AWG wire, too thick for cavity provided, also only got 1 screw so cannot hold wire properly. better to get the other one in the pic, $7.50/4pcs, can take in 10AWG size and also 2 screws to hold the cable, available at basement shops at Sim Lim Twr.  :)

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2007, 10:53 »
boring, my car ice use 100% belden speaker cable. 8xxx forget the no. Sound good to me.

I'm also using 8471 16awg now. Because they're tinned coated, so there's abit of "skin" effect. Want to try pure copper. 1313A is abit think but LHS only has this at the monent. Smaller guage  13XX series not in yet

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2007, 07:49 »
after a week of playing with the cable, when hook up to KEF, somehow the sound becomes less dynamic (the bounce of string is gone), but after i reconnect back to the 4S11, the sound "bounced" back.  can't really explain it, but may be a case of matching.  now trying out the 1313A as hookup for HT front (not KEF), the sound is much better than the Belden 8471 16 AWG which i was using, improve in clarity, and overall presentation  :)
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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2007, 12:33 »
also tried the 1313A to hook up to the centre speaker, sound is much clearer and sharper but somehow lost the warm and naturalness, swap back to Belden 8473 14AWG.  so the 1313A remains just as hookup for the fronts, which i also used to listen to stereo via coaxial conn to cdp, sound is very much improved over the Canare 4S11 or the 8471 16AWG.  :)
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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2007, 22:52 »
Maybe you should try the smaller guage 1307A or 1309A for the KEF and centre speakers. I'm using this at home now as well. I was using the 4S11 and these brightens things up a little. When I have some time to I'll try the anti-cables... abit of work stripping them. Using them as jumper cables with the 1313A now. Running MP7 with S520 now...

I might use the 1309A (14awg) for my car mid-bass and 1307A (16awg) for my tweeters. This cable is quite affordable and I DIY... not suitable also not so painful

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2007, 23:02 »
the 7.5/4pcs not good, will corode and join together with speaker post over years then if you are not careful the joints will break away.

hi, plugs bought from Sim Lim Twr basement, cheap cheap only, $2.50/4pcs, but found out not suitable for 10AWG wire, too thick for cavity provided, also only got 1 screw so cannot hold wire properly. better to get the other one in the pic, $7.50/4pcs, can take in 10AWG size and also 2 screws to hold the cable, available at basement shops at Sim Lim Twr.  :)



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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2007, 07:11 »
yes, i too hv broke a few, its seems the neck area is quite weak.  what would u recommend then as better plugs. Tks  :)

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2007, 10:44 »
Monoprice does have some very solid looking screw on banana plugs at USD$1.99/pair.
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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2007, 10:57 »
Monoprice does have some very solid looking screw on banana plugs at USD$1.99/pair.

Hi,

u refering to this -

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10401&cs_id=1040115&p_id=2943&seq=1&format=2&style=

bought similiar type fm SL Twr basement,


only problem with this type is tat the cable end is still exposed and will hv oxidation, unless u shrink wrap over it.
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