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Popped into Poundland (Leicester branch) for no apparent reason today and saw 10m of Signalex branded copper loud speaker cable for a quid!! That's 10p per metre!!

Perfect for anyone needing extra speaker cable for home cinemas, hifis, etc.

10m of speaker cable

Connects hifi to amplifiers

Easy to hide under furniture and carpets.

Copper/ clear colour (as pictured)
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#1
Nice stuff, not a tec-head so not sure how good it is but used it for my surround sound. Much better than the thin "standard" cable supplied with most systems.
#2
Just a recommendation, it might be worth looking into its quality. I personally wouldn't trust wires from Poundland but hey, I could be wrong.
#3
Unless you're a real audiophile, then as with most cables, I doubt you would notice.

Heat & rep
#4
Indeedy - appreciate the feedback guys

It's not going to be the good "100% oxygen free" stuff at this price - but its without a doubt, a snip at 10p a metre! I'm expecting delivery of my surround sound system next week so bought 4 of these in prep! :)
#5
I'm sure it's not the best quality but I use for for the rear speakers on my surround system (the front have ridiculously expensive Linn cable) and I've used it in the past to wire speaker sin a car. It's fine - much better than bell-wire and more than good enough for most stereos/surround systems.
#6
I have a 99p store near me do they usually have the same stock or are these completely difference companies?
#7
mminghella;7496142
Unless you're a real audiophile, then as with most cables, I doubt you would notice.

Heat & rep

what? are you serious?

if you are deaf you wont notice the difference you mean

id rather stick to reasonable quality cable
#8
Really need some of this cheap speaker wire, you watch they won't have it at my local!
#9
Watch the load you put on these cheap cables, I wouldn't use them in any amplifier outputting more than 30watts max just in case they catch fire lol
#10
Absolute rubbish is this cable very few strands and i found it difficult to strip and leave any strands of cable behind. Buy better quality is my opinion.
#11
Poor quality... I used in my setup.

I used this wire for the left speaker because the original wasnt long enough for my placement, and used the original cable for the right speaker... the left speaker was playing at about half the volume of the right. Would never buy again.

Agree that you could possibly just about get away with using it for the rear speakers.
banned#12
Google coat hanger and monster cables...
#13
I've bought worse stuff than this for £1 a metre. This is hot. Can be used in car too.
#14
Would avoid, bought some of this stuff on ebay , alleged quality wire, its rubbish. There are only about 8 strands of wire in there and not even 1mm thick total. No good for sound reproduction. Only good to tie up your bean poles, or climbers in the garden, which is what i use it for.
#15
There's a snob for everything - we've found 'the speaker cable snob'!

Seriously - would 99% of people in 99% of situations notice any difference, except a big one in their pocket?
#16
amavadia
Poor quality... I used in my setup.

I used this wire for the left speaker because the original wasnt long enough for my placement, and used the original cable for the right speaker... the left speaker was playing at about half the volume of the right. Would never buy again.

Agree that you could possibly just about get away with using it for the rear speakers.


Surely the fact you were using 2 different lengths and 2 different cables would cause as much of an issue as the quality of the cable? (Differing total resistance etc.)

Edit: Voted hot, as it's got to be better than the bell wire supplied with most home theatre set ups.
#17
master_chief
Google coat hanger and monster cables...


That's a daft comparison though, solid piece of metal vs tiny strands of copper cable hmm, but agree that Monster Cables though :thumbsup:
#18
Oh No, again!

This stuff is SH*TE. Don't waste your time!
banned#19
Flyaway
That's a daft comparison though, solid piece of metal vs tiny strands of copper cable hmm, but agree that Monster Cables though :thumbsup:


I'm not saying these cables are any good, the tests just showed what a lot of people have known for a long time - that there is little difference between high end cables and good cheap cables.

Very few "experts" and serious "audiophiles" will put themselves up for blind tests and with good reason too!
#20
Besford;7496719
There's a snob for everything - we've found 'the speaker cable snob'!

Seriously - would 99% of people in 99% of situations notice any difference, except a big one in their pocket?

yes
#21
Try using ring main cable (2.5mm solid core from Wickes or wherever). Prepare to be impressed.
#22
master_chief;7496647
Google coat hanger and monster cables...

yeh that looks like a professional test doesnt it, so who were the so called experts or is it just another made up site of drivel.....i wouldnt use monster stuff anyway...qed/chord for me thanks
#23
social lurker;7496751
Surely the fact you were using 2 different lengths and 2 different cables would cause as much of an issue as the quality of the cable? (Differing total resistance etc.)

Edit: Voted hot, as it's got to be better than the bell wire supplied with most home theatre set ups.

and thats why home theatre setups suck, cause the quality of components is poor, including the speaker cable
i use qed silver anniversary cable - its not mega expensive about £3-4 per metre
#24
Is it oxygen free?
banned#25
royals
yeh that looks like a professional test doesnt it, so who were the so called experts or is it just another made up site of drivel.....i wouldnt use monster stuff anyway...qed/chord for me thanks


It's been replicated a few times, which one are you referring to?
#26
LOL at the speaker cable snobs. Do you really think that you can tell the difference? Bet you couldn't tell the difference in a blind trial.

If you really think that it makes such a difference you wouldn't be messing around with expensive cable, but you'd wire your speakers with 15A or upwards mains cabling because the level of resistance of a normal 1.5 mm2 solid core will be a damn site lower than twisted filament.

Bargain cable anyway.
#27
No need for snobbery, just common sense: If you have spent more that a few quid on your hi-fi system what makes you think spending just £1 on the speaker cable is a good idea?

If it's for a cheap, old, or budget car system then I am sure it would do. But if you've just splashed your hard earned readies on a nice system I wouldn't recommend hooking it up on cable from Poundland! :w00t:

And if anyone is thinking of starting a technical argument along the lines of "all cable is the same" then BRING IT ON ! :p
#28
royals
what? are you serious?

if you are deaf you wont notice the difference you mean

id rather stick to reasonable quality cable


I rest my case :roll:
#29
Bought these, theyre awful. You get what you pay for, ended up going to Maplins to get some. Sooo easy to cut these off when trying to strip the wire as there is so little (and very brittle) wire.
#30
I agree about the twin and earth mains cable, I tried 1.5mm (it's thinner to work with) and with one side one mains and the other on good quality multi-strand the side withtwin and earth was brighter and more open. Think what the cable copper spec needs to be to handle 31amps without overheating!
I love the audiophile ripoff industry, I particularly like AC interconnect line cables with direction indicators :-D
#31
Royals,
What do I need to spend to get a "Chocolatey Soundscape"
I've read so much about them and have always wanted one for my Sex Pistols albums.
#32
Go for a 79 Strand Cable
#33
ideal cable for surround speakers in usual/typical home setup but not recommended for front speaker or who is serious in audio. ideal choice for computer speakers as well.

voted hot
#34
This stuff really is crap.

It breaks far too easily. The amount of actual wire inside the plastic is dire.
#35
For anyone that doesn't know Signalex is one of poundland's own label brands.
#36
Nice test comparing expensive speaker cables, and twisted coathangers:
http://hd.engadget.com/2008/03/03/audiophiles-cant-tell-the-difference-between-monster-cable-and/

Summary: people can't tell the difference, at least via their ears. Miraculously, once people know which is the expensive speaker cable and which is the coathanger, they suddenly imagine all sorts of differences.
#37
best place i found for speaker wire was wilkinsons 15p a metre, stuff was on a long reel from tower supplies
#38
Cheap for a copper reinforced washing line :thumbsup:
#39
arfster
Nice test comparing expensive speaker cables, and twisted coathangers:
http://hd.engadget.com/2008/03/03/audiophiles-cant-tell-the-difference-between-monster-cable-and/

Summary: people can't tell the difference, at least via their ears. Miraculously, once people know which is the expensive speaker cable and which is the coathanger, they suddenly imagine all sorts of differences.


I used to use Monster Cables till I found 'Emperor's Attire' cables. They are twice the price but the differencce in sound is amazing. Its like I truly heard for the first time when I turned my home cinema system on after fitting them. I would estimate that the sound quality they produce is anything up to 120% more realistic than real life sounds.
#40
if you've paid any sort of money for your hifi equpiment then don't bother with this - you'll be degrading your system... you want some DECENT stuff!

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