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    Serious Audioquest uppgrade?

    Hello!

    I have now speaker cables Audioquest Rocket 88 Biwire.

    If i want to make an serious uppgrade from that in the Audioquest line, what Will be the next bettet uppgrade for me?

    Jonas Ek

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    Re: Serious Audioquest uppgrade?

    What are you wanting to change in your system's sound signature with the change to a (presumably) more expensive cable? Budget?
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    Re: Serious Audioquest uppgrade?

    My Quist is to, have so little coloration of the sound as it can be ( live like feeling sound ), when it come to cables. The coloration stands my Valve Equipment.

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    Re: Serious Audioquest uppgrade?

    From what I've read (and own) your "quest" will end with Shunyata Everest + the right Shunyata cables, like Omega, Alpha v2, etc.

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    Re: Serious Audioquest uppgrade?

    I think you'll have to give us some idea of a budget range. For example, Calvin has proposed a $4000 set of speaker cables (Shunyata Alpha v2). While those are undoubtedly fine cables, they may be more than you're willing to spend, or they may be not quite as high-end as you want. It might also be helpful if you could list some of your electronics and speakers, as cables are often produce different results with different gear.
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    Re: Serious Audioquest uppgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2FlyingYorkies View Post
    I think you'll have to give us some idea of a budget range. For example, Calvin has proposed a $4000 set of speaker cables (Shunyata Alpha v2). While those are undoubtedly fine cables, they may be more than you're willing to spend, or they may be not quite as high-end as you want. It might also be helpful if you could list some of your electronics and speakers, as cables are often produce different results with different gear.
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    Re: Serious Audioquest uppgrade?

    Klipsch Cornwall IV

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    Re: Serious Audioquest uppgrade?

    Well, you seem to have a good match there. The more recent high end Klipsch products do better with tube amps like yours. If you want to stay with Audioquest and are willing to spend in the range of the Shunyatas that were mentioned earlier, you might look at the Thunderbird line. They're the lowest model in the "mythical creatures" series, and still use copper strands. I personally don't particularly like silver in my speaker cables, so personally I wouldn't be looking any farther up the line. With Klipsch's occasional tendency to have a bright treble, I'd definitely stay away from silver. Note that the Shunyata Alpha does use some pure silver conductors.

    Bottom line, though, is that it's critical to try before you buy in this price range. I've found that as you move higher up the speaker cables lines, there's a greater tendency for the cables to act as a tone control (manufacturers have to do something to justify prices). Auditioning with your own gear is the only way to ensure you're getting what you want.
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    Re: Serious Audioquest uppgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cornwall View Post
    My Quist is to, have so little coloration of the sound as it can be ( live like feeling sound ), when it come to cables. The coloration stands my Valve Equipment.
    and what makes you feel your present speaker cables have 'colored' your sound ? IMO if they have, they are in fact garbage ........
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    Re: Serious Audioquest uppgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cornwall View Post
    Klipsch Cornwall IV
    I owned Cornwall IVs for the better part of a year up until August when my Avantgardes landed. IMHO the CWIVs don't benefit from bi-wiring. An effective mod is to unscrew the black plate the binding posts are mounted to and connect both (+) pos. ring terminals to one post and both ( - ) neg. to opposite post. You'll remove an extra set of binding posts and the associated jumpers from the signal path. A side benefit is the elimination of another source of hysteresis and unnecessary bifurcation of the signal.

    I used 14 awg 'six nines' OFC stranded wire, twisted in 10' pairs. I also run tube amps and I wasn't wanting for any other cables. GLW your journey! CWIVs are really great, I already miss mine.
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    Re: Serious Audioquest uppgrade?

    There is a thread at Audiocircles about a new Silversmith speaker cable. Link below
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    Re: Serious Audioquest uppgrade?

    another interesting Audioquest review ..........

    AudioQuest Wind High-end Cable Review | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum

    $2500 worth of junk ..........
    Cheers ! …. Dave

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    Re: Serious Audioquest uppgrade?

    I purchased a pair of these and they are stunning. The Silversmiths.
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