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    Default Kimber Kable 8TC Speaker Cable

    Hi, I'm currently using monster speaker cable for my LSi9s and LSiC and am thinking about an upgrade to the Kimber 8TC. Looking into bi-wire with banana plugs. Any tips and good or bad experiences with this cable before I order are appreciated. Thanks.

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    Are you really going to bi-wire ? has it proven to be a sonic benefit? if not don't buy the bi-wire. I use 4pr. Unless you will bi-amp then it would be worth it.
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    Originally posted by Willow
    Are you really going to bi-wire ? has it proven to be a sonic benefit? if not don't buy the bi-wire. I use 4pr. Unless you will bi-amp then it would be worth it.
    I disagree. The 8TC is great cable in either configuration. I use mine as a single run. You don't HAVE to use them biwired.

    *Edit* I miss read the original post and missed the bananas. My 8TC are unterminated.
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    I just find he could save a tad of cash and get non-bi-wired. why would you buy an extra set of tires for your car if you can only use 4 at a time.
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    It's not a matter of extra anything. The 8TC has 16 individual wires braided to make one cable. It just gives you the option to use it in a biwire setup. If you wanted to.
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    Thanks D, I thought they were pre-bi wired! my ignorance !

    then by all means buy them !
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    Kimber makes a solid cable. You will find many who enjoy their products... some that even swear by them.

    I had the 4tc/4tc run, along with some Hero interconnects. Honestly, I could rarely tell the difference between this wire and lampcord... but there are many attributing factors to the effects (if any) of wires and systems.. just a matter of trial and error.

    Id say - so long as you can buy them and not loose your rear end on re-selling if they dont tickle your fancy - your made in the shade.

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    Must have been quite the lamp cord !;) Right I lucked out and bought 30ft for 50$cad taxes in.
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    Quite the lampcord indeed. Lol.

    The 8TC made a subtle but noticeable difference for me over the 4VS. The 8TC is also much better than 8PR. IMO.
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    Thanks for the quick feedback - seems as though this brand is fairly well received. I do have Hero interconnects now. So I probably will give this a try.

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    I'm using a doublerun of 8tc to bi-wire, and I'm loving it. It was a very noticable improvement over the PS Audio bi-wires that I had before.

    I say go for it. You can't really go wrong with Kimber.

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    I also Used Kimber 8tc double run bi wire for my Lsi's when I owned them.

    If you buy a single run of 8tc and use it as a bi wire, it's really a 4tc 4tc run. When you use 2 runs of 8tc 8tc then you have a true 8tc bi wire.

    Go for it there incredible cables,

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    Interesting... but I'm not entirely clear on this. so is a double run two pairs of 8tc's? Or do they sell it double width with a banana end?

    If 2 pairs, would that rule out the banana connection entirely? Is this something you would only do for spade or bare wire?

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    Kimber will terminate the cable with whatever you need. My pair was spades at both ends. The 2 8tc cables are joined together by a single pair of spades at the amp end, then at the speaker end the 2 cables have 4 ends, one pair is slighty shorter for the bottom posts.

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    Yes, a double run is two full pairs of 8tc, 4 cables. You can get them terminated however you want from from Kimber. For example, you can get the amp ends joined together to a single banana termination. This is how mine are (bought from Mantis) - cept mine have spades all the way around.

    You'll most likely have to order them as it's not a terribly common request and I doubt any storefront would have some handy. Most anyone would however, be able to make you some if you don't want the factory Kimber termination.

    I have seen some going on Audiogon and Ebay.

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