Your system could be upgraded quickly by using ‘Add-ons’. These are aftermarket items and used individually or together. Because these item work, you will hear changes and certainly will be an Audiophile system improvement!
Listening and testing take years to know exactly where to place your loudspeakers. I have written this ‘WOLFVONLANGA audiophile set up’ article to help you understand what a difference is made by repositioning your speakers. The sound improvements were very good and we considered the event a great success.
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Bi-wire conversion. Do you understand what is meant by Bi-wiring? And, what does Bi-wiring actually does? Because Bi-wiring is the best way to connect your loudspeakers.
Unfortunately, many people own loudspeakers (which are capable of accepting a Bi-wire cable) but sadly the loudspeakers are ignored. And, left with metal bridging plates installed. The current method is to remove the metal bridging plates and replace them with jumper cables. However, this method works well, but only to a certain extent. And, appears to lack the signal speed necessary to produce the optimum signal transfer correctly. This I found after many hours of testing with different lengths of cables. And, with different types of cables.
There are many different theories on this, which can easily be found online. And, one that certainly caught my eye was this. To achieve the correct sound, the cables should be of equal lengths. This will correct signal speed and give optimal performance. An interesting read. And, so is there a solution?
Standard Bi-wire conversion
After looking at the problem, it was easy to find a good working solution. And, I have called the solution the Bi-wire conversion. Two lengths of low-loss loudspeaker cable replaced the jumper cables. But, to achieve the best sound, cable length has to be same as the original. In practice, shorter cable lengths can be used because the overall performance differences are negligible
To improve performance, I used Aluminium foil. Aluminium foil provides better sound insulation and helps to eliminate many noise sources. And, the Aluminum foils ability to absorb sound allows unwanted noise to be picked up directly at the source. The Cables are wrapped with aluminium foil sheathing (which is first-line insulation). Followed by two levels ‘AirGap’isolation.
The cable provides a quick and easy way to convert a two-wire loudspeaker cable into a four-wire Bi-wire cable. And, results are easily heard and your system has reached a new level of performance. The Bi-wire conversion can be made to any length you require. But, a thirty-five-centimetre length works very well and becomes cost-effective.
- Cable length: 350 mm.
- Conductors: O.F.C Red Copper.
- Conductor size: 2.5 mm2 (13 AWG).
- Insulation: Vinyl.
- Outer sheath: Plastic shrink-wrap.
- Resistance: 0.02 Ohms/meter.
- Capacitance: 75 pF/meter.
2 x 440 mm banana connection 397 Euros
Reference Bi-wire conversion
The reference version is the result of six months of hard work and aimed at the serious audiophile. The cables offer exceptional performance and the difference heard after the first three seconds!
The construction has reached a new level. Firstly, the use of two internal conductors (2.5 mm2) with full shielding from top to bottom. Also, the conductors are helical wound, which increases the cable length from 1 to 1.2 – giving more air and space in the musical presentation. The cables used are from the reference series. High purity OFC with either NextGen (24K gold plated) or Rhodium (Twin screw) Banana connections.
What you are doing is simply turning a single speaker cable into a double speaker cable. And, by doing this, you have eliminated the standard ‘bridging plates’ or the supplied ‘jumper’ cables. By using the Reference Bi-wire conversion 440 mm length of cables you are now opening up a new experience.
I have spent months working with this project and final testing was done by one of the leading Audiophiles in the Baltic countries. And, I will be forever grateful for his help and time in allowing me to use his facilities.
- Cable length: 440 mm
- Conductor: 2 x 2.5 mm2
- High purity OFC
- Resistance: 0.004 Ohm
- Capacitance: 39.0 Pf
- Inductance: 0.13 uH
- Connector: Banana (24K gold plated)
- Construction: Double Symmetrical – Helix
- Low-loss PE insulation
- Additional support elements made of PE
- Low induction for homogeneous high-frequency reproduction
- Primary and Secondary AirGap: DERAY-PBFSP
- Aluminium Foil sheathing
- Single AirTube with ‘Teflon’ binding (4 per cable)
- Outer sheath: CanuFlex PE-HB
- Anti-static pads (ATS) fitted (One per cable)
2 x 440 mm banana connection 897 Euros
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Best bi-wired speaker cable. For the past three months, I have been testing the difference between crossover cables. And, from the results found, I have written this Best bi-wired speaker cable article. Continue reading Best bi-wired speaker cable
Tannoy Red loudspeakers tested. One day, I asked if I would like to visit a friend who had something he knew I would love to see. A pair of Tannoy Red loudspeakers in Lockwood cabinets! Continue reading Tannoy Red loudspeakers tested
I love Tannoy loudspeakers. And, the very first pair of Tannoy loudspeakers I owned, was from 1970. A Pair of Berkeley’s. And, was the beginning of a great relationship.
Many years have passed and still believe in Tannoy loudspeakers because I have not found anything better!
The read the Interconnect review Hans Hilberink, and the lab tests please visit the Tannoy monitor gold website – thank you. Continue reading Interconnect review Hans Hilberink
I had been driving Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, E-type Jaguar, And, also had many other sports cars that were available. But, had never owned a Maserati. I was driving past one of my friend’s garages, and I saw the Maserati sitting in the showroom. And, so I pulled in to have a look. And, so I have written The Maserati was dead, blog so that, you will see the problems! Continue reading The Maserati was dead!
Perkune in 2015. I would like to share with you, a few of the things that have happened to me since I began working with Perkune audiophile cables in October 2015. Below is the very first blog that I wrote on my website in November 2015. Continue reading Perkune in 2015
.The Power of a cord. I arrived at my friend’s house and was greeted with a warm welcome. As I entered I could hear the familiar sound of his system but now it sounded much better and I said: “man that sounds good” So many things have happened since I saw my friend and I had a much better understanding of his requirements! Continue reading The Power of a cord
The new three-meter power cord tested. And, ready to be added to the range of cables. The Funny thing is, this power cord never planned because it was a customer request. Bu,t after testing, I found it sounded better than the two-meter power cord!
How to make your Vinyl better?. Old or new, crackles or scratches it does not matter because the sound from Vinyl is the best. But, How to make your Vinyl better?
After the post that I wrote a couple of days ago, one of my terrific friends said to me why don’t you tell people how they can make their Vinyl sound much better.
Who is a specialist? An Audiophile is a person who has a great interest and is enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction. Audiophile values applied to all stages of music reproduction.
One of my friends is a surgeon, and I consider him as a specialist, and he is also an audiophile!
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Best value audiophile cables. During my years working with audio equipment and Hi-End audio equipment, I am asked, is who makes the best value audiophile cables.
As with everything these days you have to try for yourself. Because only you have the ears that can determine if the cables are right for you!
You are choosing audio systems. The first thing that you have to do when selecting a more extensive stereo system is to ask yourself what exactly do you want to achieve. Are you planning to move from one room to your present home to a more important place? Or are you planning to relocate and will have a larger listening room at your new residence.