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    Default car speaker wire and home speaker wire are the same right?

    i can get some belkin 16 gauge home theatre cable for very cheap. but need to confirm on this
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    Headset: Grado RS2 + Grado RA1 amp
    Mic: Neumann KMS605
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    I had an extra MIT terminator cable that I decided to toss in the back for my subwoofer (amp sits just feet away from the sub) and it works perfectly fine.

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    Provided you are part of the wire is wire crowd - Yes.

    If you believe there is a difference in sound between different wires - No.
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    Surrounds.......Polk LSi7 (Gloss Black - wood sides removed and crossovers upgraded)
    Subwoofers.....SVS 25-31 CS+ and PC+ (both 20hz tune)
    Pre\Pro...........NAD T163 (Modded with LM4562 opamps)
    Amplifier.........Cinepro 3k6 (6-channel, 500wpc@4ohms)

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    I find coat hangers work just as well in autosound applications;):p...
    HT Setup... Pioneer Elite SC-37, Polk Audio SDA-SRS 1.2TL's , Oppo BDP 93
    Two Channel... Carver Statement 450~1 Vacuum Tube Monoblocks, Dodd Mid-line Tube Linestage with Psvane 12Ax7 tubes, Pioneer Pdd 9Mk II SACD Player, Yamaha PX-3 Turntable with Sumiko BPS EvoIII, Polk Audio SDA-SRS 1.2TLs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    I find coat hangers work just as well in autosound applications;):p...
    Good for you. Sounds like you have great ears. Did you hear a difference between the plastic coated ones and the ones without the coating? Oh! I hope you ran the coat hangars over those eclectic plastic cable raisers? ;)

    I can hear a difference when I adjust the TA on my drivers by 0.04ms, but gosh darn I can't hear the difference between Stinger and Scosche RCA's and I can't hear the difference between kicker and Pear Comice speaker cables. Must be a case of bad ears.

    You need to hear a good 'autosound application'. Only problem is, that maybe 1 in 10,000 installs will qualify as good. But you have to hear one to know what 'good' in a car can mean. Most of you 2 ch guys just don't know what is possible in a car. I guess that's ok, as not all car audio guys know either :).

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    Anything in a car that does not go BOOM BOOM BOOM is excellent. Any car that does go BOOM BOOM BOOM should have the owner locked up for life. One strike and you are out. No mercy.

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    Yeah agree. Mercifully this forum is not about BOOM BOOM. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by arun1963 View Post
    Good for you. Sounds like you have great ears. Did you hear a difference between the plastic coated ones and the ones without the coating? Oh! I hope you ran the coat hangars over those eclectic plastic cable raisers? ;)

    I can hear a difference when I adjust the TA on my drivers by 0.04ms, but gosh darn I can't hear the difference between Stinger and Scosche RCA's and I can't hear the difference between kicker and Pear Comice speaker cables. Must be a case of bad ears.

    You need to hear a good 'autosound application'. Only problem is, that maybe 1 in 10,000 installs will qualify as good. But you have to hear one to know what 'good' in a car can mean. Most of you 2 ch guys just don't know what is possible in a car. I guess that's ok, as not all car audio guys know either :).
    I used to install autosound gear back in the day, so yes, I have heard some damn good stuff. After you have been car-jacked a couple times for your mobile tune display, it tends to not matter any more.

    A good system is a work of art and I do appreciate it. Some pictures of yours would be nice.:)
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    The install itself is quite basic and fugley :o. The driver placement is right though, as I hope is the tuning. It's really about the way it sounds.

    Back when you were installing, what would you install if someone asked for pure sq with say a $ 3,000 budget? What equipment would you install and where would you install the stuff? Just curious

    Yeah getting car jacked wouldn't be any fun.

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