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    Default Input on Audioquest GR8 speaker wire?

    there are a set for sale and I was wondering how they compare to the Type-4 I have now.
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    Bump..Nobody has tried them?

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    Never herd of them, and I dont see a GR8 on their web site. Do you mean Type 8 or CV-8?
    AVR: Onkyo Tx-NR808
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    gr8 is a discontinued audioquest cable that was sold by hcm audio. here is another audioquest sold by them now.
    http://hcmaudio.com/comp.asp?compID=61
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    I've been a Audioquest dealer since 2006. Never heard of this wire. Tell me about your system and I will tell you if you need to upgrade your current Type 4 speaker wires.
    Honestly the only upgrade you should consider from Type 4 is CV4 or CV8.
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    If you go through that site, they offer the CV8 speaker cables without DBS for $495. A heck of a deal in my book if you want Audioquest.

    http://hcmaudio.com/comp.asp?compID=1011

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    mantis, ever heard of indigo blue? audioquest has been around a while. indigo blue was my first upgrade from the original monster cable back in the 80's. gr8 was sold as discontinued cables around 2004.
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    Default My "Stuff'

    thanks Jake, Dan, Marv and jbooker.
    They came up on CL but the seller has not returned my message, so it might be a mute point. I was just interested in seeing if they were worth trying for <$100.
    As far as my 'current system' that is kindof a 'complex' answer...haha
    I am 'currently' using my DQ-10's (in mod protyping) on a Carver TFM-35 and using my B&K AVR 307 as the pre. (for simplicity sake) Sources are Comcast HD box, a Denon Pro Cd player and also a Carver SD/A-360, a Cambridge Audio DVD-99. I am a LSi9 I use as a Center. (right now with the DQ-10's since I am using a Vifa XT25 tweeter)) also have (2) CSi5 I use one as a center when using PA as Fronts....Also have Grant Fidelity tube buffer I throw in the mix from time to time..
    sorry for the long answer..LOL..does that help?
    I also have: RTti55, RTA-8TL, Mon 7 Peerless, Mon10b w/ the 'good SL1000'..that I swap around from time to time...plus..hmm Mon 4, VS-25..and a few Optimus..another TFM-35, a B&K PT-3 pre, Carver CT-6 pre

    Thanks for the link Jake, but I am not in a position to spend that much on speaker cables right now...

    Marv: I saw those GBC. seemed like a decent $$ pair. Thanks
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    SL-1000's Good???
    No Way But The Hard Way, So Get Used To It!!!

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    My own term for them..They sound as Good as the Peerless tweeters...(IMHO) I had another pair of SL-1000's that were much harsher, but these are enjoyable.

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    I had a pair of these in my two channel rig for a while. They are not a bad cable at all for the money. They are very smooth with great low extension but tend to be a little rolled off in the highs. If you are finding your system to be a little on the bright side these would have good synergy with bright to slightly neutral systems. I replaced these with CV-4s and overall the CV-4s were an improvement over the GBC, but the CV-4s don't have the low-end extension and weight of the GBCs. I eventually replaced my cables with ones that had the clarity, mids, highs, soundstage, and imaging of the CV-4s(better than the CV-4s really by a good bit) and the low end extension and weight of the GBCs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zingo View Post
    If you go through that site, they offer the CV8 speaker cables without DBS for $495. A heck of a deal in my book if you want Audioquest.

    http://hcmaudio.com/comp.asp?compID=1011
    I though CV8's with out the DBS would just be Type 8's
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    Fronts: Polk RTI A7 (modded by Trey VR3)
    Center: CSI A4 (modded by Trey VR3)
    Rear: FXI A4
    Sub: Polk DSW Pro 660wi
    TV: LG Infinia 50PX950 3D
    Speaker Cable: AudioQuest Type 8
    IC: AudioQuest Black Mamba II

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgfish View Post
    I had a pair of these in my two channel rig for a while. They are not a bad cable at all for the money. They are very smooth with great low extension but tend to be a little rolled off in the highs. If you are finding your system to be a little on the bright side these would have good synergy with bright to slightly neutral systems. I replaced these with CV-4s and overall the CV-4s were an improvement over the GBC, but the CV-4s don't have the low-end extension and weight of the GBCs. I eventually replaced my cables with ones that had the clarity, mids, highs, soundstage, and imaging of the CV-4s(better than the CV-4s really by a good bit) and the low end extension and weight of the GBCs.
    What speaker cables are you referring to?
    (Not that I can probally afford them..lol)

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    you can't go wrong with this gr8 buy. $40
    http://cgi.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/auc....90958&auc&3&4&
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    No , Never seen them either.
    Quote Originally Posted by marvda1 View Post
    mantis, ever heard of indigo blue? audioquest has been around a while. indigo blue was my first upgrade from the original monster cable back in the 80's. gr8 was sold as discontinued cables around 2004.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcoc321 View Post
    What speaker cables are you referring to?
    (Not that I can probally afford them..lol)
    Actually you probably can! The speaker cables I replaced my CV-4s with are JW Cryo Novas believe it or not. They are quite affordable at $10.00/ft with banana, spade, or both terminations. I really liked my CV-4s and in fact still have a pair as back up, but the JWs are in a whole different league of performance. At least they are with my system. I tried these with much skeptisicm at first because I have tried AntiCables before with mixed results. The JWs in fact use the same wire as the AntiCables, but JW adds cryo treatment and an intense burn-in regimen. I thought these were going to sound the same or similiar to the ACs, but I was wrong! The JWs are easily the best sounding cables I've ever heard in my system. DR. Cilantro here on CP has a pair of them for sale in the for sale section of the forumn. I highly encourage anyone to give them a try. They sound way better to me than my $500/pr CV4s. YMMV with your system and listening environment though, but for the price they are well worth a try.

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    thanks, I see if I can find them

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    Dan, did you have any suggestions regarding which speaker wires would work best for me? I listed my 'systems' above.

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    I'm thinking CV-8's would be the one for that system. If not at least CV-4. Both cables are fantastic and the best I have ever owned personally. I have used them on many higher end system with stellar results.
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    thanks Dan....I'll see if I can find or try out those.

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