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    Re: Avantgarde Uno XD Review (97/100)

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    Hi I presume your speaker cables are the Shunyata Sigma as well?
    They were.


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    Re: Avantgarde Uno XD Review (97/100)

    Quote Originally Posted by stargazerang View Post
    Hi, did anyone upgrade the jumper cable to another brand? What plugs do you use on the jumpers' ends?
    Yes - my 2002 Unos came with internal wiring and jumpers in silver (an optional extra at the time) but I still changed the rather poor jumper links. I bought Cabledyne Reference Silver speaker cables and links of the same. They are now on my 2006 Duos following the sale of my earlier Unos.

    I'm considering a change (with my Duo XDs) to Duelund cables and I'm about to post asking for opinions on this forum. Watch for replies! Peter
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    Re: Avantgarde Uno XD Review (97/100)

    My current jumpers are banana to spades

    Can you advise what is the length of the spade to spade jumpers? I am looking to terminate a pair with my current speaker cables, the Albedo monolith

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    Re: Avantgarde Uno XD Review (97/100)

    Quote Originally Posted by stargazerang View Post
    My current jumpers are banana to spades

    Can you advise what is the length of the spade to spade jumpers? I am looking to terminate a pair with my current speaker cables, the Albedo monolith
    The early Unos (with separate mid and top horn tubes) were supplied with bare wire for the links and you threaded these through the holes in the stems of the binding posts. I replaced my single strand silver links with cable the same as my main speaker cables - the logical solution - with bananas at one end and spades at the other. If you have the speakers, it's easy to measure the lengths required. Since I changed the 3 upright support poles with a rear mounted bracket (that required the tubes to be rotated 90 degrees) I need longer links and can hide them totally from view by routing them behind the new frame.

    Incidentally remember that if using bare wire through binding post stems, it's difficult to fit spades as well to the same post, but easy to add bananas. Spades plus bananas also OK but 2 bananas very tricky!
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    Re: Avantgarde Uno XD Review (97/100)

    Hi, has anyone experiment with connecting the subwoofer of the UNO XD with XLR cable to the pre out of the preamp? Is it a good alternative over jumper cables?

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    Re: Avantgarde Uno XD Review (97/100)

    Quote Originally Posted by stargazerang View Post
    Hi, has anyone experiment with connecting the subwoofer of the UNO XD with XLR cable to the pre out of the preamp? Is it a good alternative over jumper cables?
    It has always been Avantgarde's view that the subs sound best wired to the speaker output rather than the XLR or phono line level one.

    I've tried with the older Duos (2006) and frankly I thought the sound was much the same. My amp offers sub and main cut off frequencies, so I set the AG's sub to maximum and used the amp's crossover to see which cut-off sounded best. It's certainly worth experimenting with the sub's polarity, although the latest model doesn't allow this - you can put the mid out of phase but not the sub unless you change the internal wiring. Older Unos and Duos (with separate mid and top tubes) are easy to switch polarity. I hope that makes sense. Peter
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    Amplification - NAD M33, NAD M12, Consonance Cyber 845 monoblocs
    Speakers - Avantgarde Duo XD, Avantgarde Duo (2006) - both aesthetically modified, Martin Logan Expression 13A (now sold)

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    Re: Avantgarde Uno XD Review (97/100)



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