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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #210 on: October 07, 2007, 19:23 »
Is the Belden speaker cable directional btw??  ???


Which speaker cable that you know is directional?  ???

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #211 on: October 09, 2007, 14:37 »


Which speaker cable that you know is directional?  ???

I know YBA cables are directional.

And there are probably some more.
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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #212 on: October 09, 2007, 15:16 »
I know YBA cables are directional.
And there are probably some more.


Hhmm... how, what makes it directional? and what happen if you connect wrong direction?

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #213 on: October 09, 2007, 16:08 »


Hhmm... how, what makes it directional? and what happen if you connect wrong direction?

Mostly the manufacturers will say the cable will not perform to its fullest potential if not connect according to the direction indicated on the cable. It won't explode if wrong direction.  ;D


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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #214 on: October 09, 2007, 18:10 »
i've been "taught" by an old uncle that all cables are directional.. if there are no arrows indicated, then follow the wordings on the cable... eg. Cabletalk.. current should flow from "C" to "k"... anyone did a listening test?

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #215 on: October 10, 2007, 08:36 »
err ... think about it ... even if you believe that cables are directional, why would it be directional according to the printing on the jacket?  If a company doesn't say that its cable is directional, the direction of the printing would be purely random. 

Some interesting reading:
http://proav.pubdyn.com/Tech_Apps/May2006TheTruthAboutExoticCables.htm

There is a possibility that your old uncle is wrong.  ;)

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #216 on: October 10, 2007, 08:53 »
the wording is just a way to remember which direction you connect. after the burn in perod, the cable is believe to be run in for a particular direction. If you connect it the other way round, you gotta run in again.

the above is what I know from the web. Never tried myself as too lazy to do it.

Any bro who tried it may want to give his input.

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #217 on: October 10, 2007, 16:01 »
Some cables do come with directional arrows/markers to ensure that owners do not mistakenly connect it the opposite way after running in the cables.  It will be interesting to actually reverse our speaker cables direction just to "listen" for differences. ;)

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #218 on: October 10, 2007, 17:31 »
Directional wire — Directional wire, not to be confused with directional cable, is “totally bogus,” DellaSala adds. “Directional cable is legitimate (when the shield is lifted on one end to eliminate ground loops), but not directional wire.” Manufacturers of directional wire claim that the copper is extruded in a way that “directs” the copper crystals in one direction, thus creating a directional signal path. “It’s not possible. Copper crystals aren’t directional,” says Phil Tennison, technical sales manager of Marshall Electronics, Mogami Cable division in El Segundo, CA.

The above extracted from "The Truth About Exotic Cables"...

One such speaker cable I came across with such grounding shield is Supra Cable Ply 3.4/S where the shield is lifted at the speaker end...  :)


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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #219 on: October 10, 2007, 20:25 »
Finally got my 2 metre bare Belden 1313A today. As this is the first time I buy bare Belden 1313A n strip the rubber insulator, to find out that the wire is really alot man. I actually wanted to teminate the speaker end myself but the banana plugs that I buy cannot accept all the wire.  :-[

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #220 on: October 10, 2007, 20:31 »
You can cut few strands what's the problem.

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #221 on: October 10, 2007, 21:47 »
You can cut few strands what's the problem.

If I really cut is definitely more than a few strands. Anyway, will try your suggestion to cut off some wire so that it can fit into the banana plugs. Thanks for your suggestion.  :)

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #222 on: October 10, 2007, 22:49 »

If I really cut is definitely more than a few strands. Anyway, will try your suggestion to cut off some wire so that it can fit into the banana plugs. Thanks for your suggestion.  :)
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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #223 on: October 10, 2007, 23:10 »
If you don't trust him, then trust me. It won't make a difference.   ;D

No worries. I also believe that my ears will not be so fantastic as to pickup the difference if there r any in the first place by trimming of some wires.  :)

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #224 on: October 11, 2007, 17:33 »
Another way is to use the cables unterminated at the speaker end and try first (if can fit). Run in and test out, if sounds good to you and you wanna keep it and you feel the need to use banana plugs, then you invest some money on some correct size plugs lor.  If the cables doesnt suit u, then you can sell it off unterminated.

 

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