Speaker Cables for Avalon Idea

nkbg

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First post here. Glad there's a small community for Avalons in this corner of the interwebs :D

Looking for suggestions on speaker cables to go with Avalon Ideas which are powered by a Simaudio i7 integrated amp.

Thanks!
 

flez007

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Hi nkgb, and welcome to WBF!

I can talk on my experience with Avalon in general, but keep in mind that I have not had Simaudio nor the Idea.

I have found a great match with fast cables for Avalon speakers in general, I am currently using Kondo Silver cables, prior to those I had Siltech SG and have tried Kimber and Cardas as well.

bottom line: look for silver and copper or pure silver options and try to listem them first in your system.
 

nkbg

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Thanks flex!

You're most likely right about silver, I compared my Acoustic Zen Holograms and Michael Wolf silver ribbons on the Idea. That AZ although sounds great on Dynaudio, Zu and Martin Logans, sounded dull on the Idea. In comparison the Wolf silver ribbons sound really really good.

Avalon recommends Cardas Clear but that cable get very expensive at the length I need which is just shy under 4m but I'm curious about Clear Light. Auditorium 23 and Sablon Panatela are also on a wish list :D
 

flez007

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Thanks flex!

You're most likely right about silver, I compared my Acoustic Zen Holograms and Michael Wolf silver ribbons on the Idea. That AZ although sounds great on Dynaudio, Zu and Martin Logans, sounded dull on the Idea. In comparison the Wolf silver ribbons sound really really good.

Avalon recommends Cardas Clear but that cable get very expensive at the length I need which is just shy under 4m but I'm curious about Clear Light. Auditorium 23 and Sablon Panatela are also on a wish list :D
I have heard that the Auditorium is not bad, please also consider Omega Micro in kit form, amazing ribbon cable!
 
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Do you guys know what's the correct size of the Cardas spades for the Avalon IDEA?
I believe it's 6 mm , but I'm not 100% sure...
 
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sly30

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Purist Audio Design - Neptune....warm, saturate, smooth, deep soundstage, great space, great colors, much better than any Cardas. Avalons needs warm, saturate cables.
 

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