New home theatre system - advice for setup
Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:56 PM
I am new to the forum and was hoping that someone could give me some advice.
About a 19mths agao I purchased a Marantz SR5005 7.1 channel amplifier and a set of Jensen speakers:
2 x QX-35, 5inch Twin 2 Way Floorstanding system.
1 x QX-65, Twin 5inch 2 Way Centre speaker
2 x QX-25, 5inch 2 Way BiPole Surround system
1 x Jenson X-100, Subwoofer
We were renovating our home and have just finished so I am now at a stage of where I can install it all.
Was just wondering what sort of the speaker cable I should be looking to purchasing to support the system.
If anyone could recommend what I should be looking for and where and how much I would be looking at paying I would really appreciate it.
Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:26 PM
Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:32 PM
AV Sources: Cambridge Audio 751BD Universal BluRay Player; TiVo 320.
Processing/Amps: Yamaha DSP-E800 DD/dts/Prologic Processor; Yamaha RX-596 Receiver.
Speakers: DIY 3-way 118L Front Mains; DIY 2-way surrounds; Jamo 2-way centre.
Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:23 PM
12 or14g is plenty. DON'T pay big money.
The room size, speaker placement and receiver setup will have the major influence on sound quality.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:22 PM
Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:12 AM
If I was to go for a simular system set-up..
Would 10 Gauge be over-kill ?
How much would it roughly cost for 50m of 10 guage of say diamond audio speaker wiring?
Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:40 AM
I use 2.5 twin & earth power cable for my HT as do most commercial cinemas.
At $1/m trade- from your local sparkie
Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:12 PM
I doubt that the post above is correct, as I would never see 'power' cable being used for speakers (let alone in a commercial situation!).
Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:19 PM
If you want to save a few $, ring the sparky you had working on your home and ask for some single phase power cable, like whats in your walls. Should be comparative to the $5pm options from Jaycar and cost a fraction.
It's ONLY comparitive to a point!
Maybe 'csa' (cross sectional area) but you are not comparing apples with apples here!
How much do you read about 'cables' making % of an improvement?
My advice is do your homework, OR if you really don't care then just grab ANY cable that has the right diameter (and don't pay more than $1 per metre!)