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Cables from the States

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I'll apologise to Savvypaul for starting a thread on a rival brand, but they do a wide range of cables including digital and power, starting from what I would consider to be reasonable prices, and came across this brand again while looking at usb cables.
The brand I'm talking about is Morrow cables https://www.morrowaudio.com/ and I have read a number of reviews on-line and they seem to be well regarded and value for money. Does anyone have any experience, I was thinking about NK who lives across the pond, but wonders never cease and a member on here may have tried them.

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Their website gives the impression that the speaker cables are made up of multiple individually insulated strands.
Sounds like a recipe for high capacitance.

The specifications section gives the cable overall thickness and no other specifications at all. Such as capacitance.

For the 9 metre lengths I'd require I'd be looking at $521 up to $20,000, depending on which speaker cable I went for.
No thanks. I don't think I'll be sending any money to this company, to Morrow.

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Nine metre's Lindsay, that's a long old stretch, Van Damme for you then.

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Lindsayt wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 3:55 am Their website gives the impression that the speaker cables are made up of multiple individually insulated strands.
Sounds like a recipe for high capacitance.
Only if they are twisted.

NVA cables are individually insulated strands, not twisted, and with positive and earth runs separated to further minimise capacitance.
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How many strands are in the lowest priced NVA speaker cables?

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Lindsayt wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 10:54 am How many strands are in the lowest priced NVA speaker cables?
https://nvahifi.co.uk/products/nva-ls3- ... us-lengths
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antonio66 wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 12:38 am Nine metre's Lindsay, that's a long old stretch, Van Damme for you then.
I use turntables. I've found that getting them as far away from my speakers as is conveniently possible makes more difference to the sound quality than any of the different speaker cables I've tried - which is admittedly not many in my system.

I raise an eyebrow when I see photos of systems where the turntable is on a floor mounted stand next to the speakers / on the same floorboard / supported by the same joist.

All of my cables in my systems cost me from £0 to £2.50 per stereo metre.

I tend to be a Paretoist in many areas of my life...
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savvypaul wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 11:11 am
Lindsayt wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 10:54 am How many strands are in the lowest priced NVA speaker cables?
https://nvahifi.co.uk/products/nva-ls3- ... us-lengths
So that's 14 strands in LS3. Compared to 64 strands in the least expensive Morrow cable...

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Lindsayt wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 12:04 pm
savvypaul wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 11:11 am
Lindsayt wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 10:54 am How many strands are in the lowest priced NVA speaker cables?
https://nvahifi.co.uk/products/nva-ls3- ... us-lengths
So that's 14 strands in LS3. Compared to 64 strands in the least expensive Morrow cable...
Gauge of strands?
Insulation material?
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I read on their site that their '64' cable is 15 gauge per positive and earth run. LS3 is thicker at 12 per run.

LST is 15 gauge, but we only really recommend that for tweeter runs.

A 2m stereo set of their '64' cable appears to be $169 plus shipping.

A 2m stereo set of LST is £90 including UK delivery.

The strands in NVA cables are teflon coated. Not sure about the Morrow cables.
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