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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2007, 11:21 »
i never have any idea how to fit the wires properly over this type of banana...anyone can share?

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2007, 12:51 »
i never have any idea how to fit the wires properly over this type of banana...anyone can share?

if u go to the mono price website for this item, u will see some reviews on how the plugs are used.  since wires are "exposed" need to be careful that the ends do not stick out too much to touch the other cable, else will hv shorting.

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2007, 22:20 »
Oh I didn't notice all the flaws but just thought it looked solid. My apologies guys.

But shrink wrapping it would seem feasible.
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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2007, 22:38 »
btw, if its well done, this will be how it looks like

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2007, 20:42 »
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.


hi!

how much did u buy these banana plugs? i saw it at those DIY shops selling for $16/ 4pcs pack. i think they are over price,rite? which shop in SLT u went?
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Equipment: Marantz SA8003 (AUX: BDP9700) + PM8003 + Mordaunt Short Mezzo 8 + Yaqin CD2 Tube Buffer

Cable: Belden 1313A Bi-Wire + Mogami 2803 + Clearer Audio Copper-Line Alpha One Main Cable + Belden 19364 Main Cable

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2007, 07:32 »
can't remember the shop name, but it's located in the basement, near the escalator, the shop has many plastic containers with all types of plugs and connectors. if not mistaken its $12/4pcs, being "chrome", other standard ones are mostly $7.50/4pcs, used to buy fm Sim Lim Sq which charges $10/4pcs at the time i bought them, but now only go to Sim Lim Twr for plugs.  

after 3 wks of using the 1313A cable, i think it has finally break in..
just last nite, i was playing an instrumental CD with acoustic guitar music, the sound took a jump in clarity, presentation and separation. with closed eyes, could almost "see" the musicians. to make sure i was not imagining it, i ask my 10yr son into my room and ask him to listen in and he said he heard 3 distinct guitars playing (normally i myself just hear 2).... ha ha.....

i would highly recommend tis cable to those who wants a "new" sound.  its not too ex but got to make sure the terminal points can in take 10AWG thickness.

btw, just won tis at ebay, Jenny Chan's site, now to make payment and wait for delivery and see once again if its worth the trouble..he he..

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #36 on: April 17, 2007, 22:42 »


Jenny had just confm shipout for thee cable, giving the usual 6-9 weeks surface mail delivery, but hope to get it earlier, like the mini amp previously which came to my door in just over 4 wks. upon receipt will do a A/B with the 1313A.

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2007, 15:35 »
yo hifiluv,

which belden series u recommend for the center spks???
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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2007, 09:27 »
yo hifiluv,

which belden series u recommend for the center spks???

won't call it a recommendation, but currently i m using Belden 8473 14 AWG which i find it gives more oomph than when i hook with 17AWG Belden 8471, so i left it as it is.  then i tried the 1313A as centre wire and found sound "too clear" and not natural, at least to my ears, so i switch back to the 8473, which i find it just nice balance between clarity and yet warm sound for vocals.   :)

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2007, 01:13 »
Jenny had just confm shipout for thee cable, giving the usual 6-9 weeks surface mail delivery, but hope to get it earlier, like the mini amp previously which came to my door in just over 4 wks. upon receipt will do a A/B with the 1313A.

My monster cables just arrived last night... Also from ebay



Huge (19mm thick) and heavy... it's actually 6 individual wires per termination point.

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2007, 14:10 »
Let us know it fare. Tks  :)

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2007, 10:26 »
Here's some initial thought of the cables.

1. Sibilance is reduced by quite some margin compared beldens and canares
2. Bass is more controlled, thus you tend to feel that there's more details
3. The build quality is very good. The spades and bananas are actually screwed on and they weigh something like 2kg!

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2007, 11:09 »
The spades and bananas are actually screwed on and they weigh something like 2kg!

wow.. this weighs more than my amp ;D

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2007, 11:11 »
Here's some initial thought of the cables.

1. Sibilance is reduced by quite some margin compared beldens and canares
2. Bass is more controlled, thus you tend to feel that there's more details
3. The build quality is very good. The spades and bananas are actually screwed on and they weigh something like 2kg!

let it run in and then c how... it shd sound better, like the 1313A breaks in after about 3 weeks of daily use. :)

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #44 on: April 23, 2007, 15:17 »
Hi,

Where is LHS located ?

Thanks.