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Offline yam seng

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #240 on: October 15, 2007, 13:59 »
Is the Belden 1313A speaker cable a good match for the KEF CRESTA 2. ??
hooking up to a an ARCAM DELTA 290 PRE AND POWER COMBINATION.
Currently i am using the CANARE 4S11. Appreciate fellow users advice. Thank You

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #241 on: October 15, 2007, 17:21 »
Is the Belden 1313A speaker cable a good match for the KEF CRESTA 2. ??
hooking up to a an ARCAM DELTA 290 PRE AND POWER COMBINATION.
Currently i am using the CANARE 4S11. Appreciate fellow users advice. Thank You


Calling bro hifiluv!! You're needed. hehe

The thread starter had played around with cresta2, 4s11 and of cos the 1313A.  Wait for him to give you some advice ba.  ;)

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #242 on: October 15, 2007, 18:25 »
Calling bro hifiluv!! You're needed. hehe

The thread starter had played around with cresta2, 4s11 and of cos the 1313A.  Wait for him to give you some advice ba.  ;)

yes, i was using the 4S11 biwired to KEF Cresta II and paired with 12W x 2 tube amp and NAD cdp and sound was very good.  when i bought the 1313A, i hv already sold off the Cresta II so i cannot offer any comment.  but based on those who hv tried the 1313A on various speakers, most agree the sound improve, at $6/mtr can try lah. 
 
i hv owned the Cresta II and Q compact, KEF are not fussy speakers and being 90dB, they are easy to drive and very musical speakers, paired with a decent amp and cdp, they seldom disappoint.

now i m using the 1313A to Diamond 9.1, tube amp and NAD cdp, its smacking good man,  ;D
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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #243 on: October 15, 2007, 22:19 »
yes, i was using the 4S11 biwired to KEF Cresta II and paired with 12W x 2 tube amp and NAD cdp and sound was very good.  when i bought the 1313A, i hv already sold off the Cresta II so i cannot offer any comment.  but based on those who hv tried the 1313A on various speakers, most agree the sound improve, at $6/mtr can try lah. 
 
i hv owned the Cresta II and Q compact, KEF are not fussy speakers and being 90dB, they are easy to drive and very musical speakers, paired with a decent amp and cdp, they seldom disappoint.

now i m using the 1313A to Diamond 9.1, tube amp and NAD cdp, its smacking good man,  ;D


The 1313As, it just gets better with each day!!! ;D

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #244 on: October 16, 2007, 21:56 »
Just got the cables today. Excellent service by Robert, really wish there are more retailers like him ;D ;D


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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #245 on: October 16, 2007, 22:14 »
Just got the cables today. Excellent service by Robert, really wish there are more retailers like him ;D ;D



He's the CABLE MAN!!! ;D

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #246 on: October 16, 2007, 22:55 »
WOW....I have been reading tis thread for the past 1hr, trust me, every single post. Could feel the poison of 1313A :o

Am very tempted to get 2 pairs of 1313A to bi-wire Mission 774 with Audiolab Int Amp (currently already bi-wired with Audioquest Type 4). Maybe also 8473 for Ctr Spkr for Mission 77c to Onkyo 875 (currently using monster Std 12).  ;)

Aware tat some bros have tried comparing 1313A with others. But since my current Audioquest Type 4 is also solid core copper, similar to 1313A, wonder whether all the good comments of 1313A has anything to do with Solid Core Copper vs Strands Copper?


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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #247 on: October 17, 2007, 22:58 »
At the current market performance and the pathetic interest rate banks are giving, leaving the 100K savings in bank is wasting opportunity costs leh.   ;D

Yes, of coz lar. Heh heh... I am just saying, nowadays, who have the spending power to leave even say 50k, for spending on boy-toy hobbies like photography, car modding, hifi, lux watches? Esp one is young say 30 years of age. Park everything into stocks, assests, all these have the chance of becoming negative.

Or take it this way, 50-100K in cash for play. 200K in property/stocks.

My pops in law lost nearly 300k in 97. Do not be caught unawares, and suddenly there is a need for money (eg serious hospitalisation, and the insurance may not cover all). 2 hospitalisations in 2 years took away 5k + 32k from us, coverage was partial.

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #248 on: October 18, 2007, 17:58 »
Just got the cables today. Excellent service by Robert, really wish there are more retailers like him ;D ;D

OK, cannot 'STAND' liao. Tom will go LHS to order 4 x 3m 1313A. Dun know whether to get 2.5m of 1313A or 8714 for Ctr Spk. Robert recommends 1313A, but bro hifiluv recommends 8714  ???

Then maybe go NDV to get a Burn-In CD  :P

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #249 on: October 18, 2007, 18:46 »
Robert recommends 1313A, but bro hifiluv recommends 8714  ???

actually, u can use 1313A all round for a consistent sound, but i like to mix/match, rojak
here n there, i stayed with the 8714 for my setup becos i find the 1313A "too clear" for my centre and 8714 producing the sound tat i like, warm, realistic vocals, but not overly bright or forward.

 :)
« Last Edit: October 18, 2007, 18:48 by hifiluv »

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #250 on: October 18, 2007, 19:18 »
Is this cable a warm one ?

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #251 on: October 18, 2007, 19:21 »
In my system, the 1313A has been a neutral sounding cable.  How it sounds definitely reflects the characteristics of your partnering equipment.
Verity Parsifal Ovation, Naim 282, 250.5, Hi-cap. Denon DP75 Turntable.

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #252 on: October 18, 2007, 19:23 »
As i am looking for a warmer cable .. since my usher speakers is a bright one

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #253 on: October 18, 2007, 19:46 »
for warm sounding cables, you can try Cardas.

www.cardas.com

Cardas is famous for it's smooth warm sound.  Only the Golden Cross and Cross models are warmish in nature.  The Golden Reference and Neutral Reference would be more lean sounding in comparison to the Cross range.

I found crystal copper based cables such as Analysis Plus Oval 8, Audience AU24 etc more smooth and would be able to tame brightness in some cases. 
Verity Parsifal Ovation, Naim 282, 250.5, Hi-cap. Denon DP75 Turntable.

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Re: Belden 1313A speaker cable
« Reply #254 on: October 18, 2007, 22:08 »
2 hospitalisations in 2 years took away 5k + 32k from us, coverage was partial.



my DIL had a maj op and now he lost 1 leg due to diabetes and his hospitalisation think around S$50K, lucky got some subsidy, and he has large savings, bo KNN siong!!

 

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