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STRAIGHT WIRE - SPEAKER CABLES

These are used to connect power (amps, receiver) to speakers. They carry both signal change and power compared to interconnects which only carry signal change. Premium speaker cables should be designed with abundant high quality conductors and insulation to maintain signal integrity and have low enough resistance to not limit current flow.& Most premium speaker cables have multiple insulated conductor groups in a non parallel configuration to minimize and control electromagnetic and electrostatic distortions.

Length, power and sonic tendencies of related components and the room environment should be considered in the selection process. Termination options include gold plated spades, banana plugs and pins as well as silver solder tinned ends.

Many speakers are designed with multiple binding posts to enable bi-wiring or tri-wiring. Based upon the crossover design, power source(s) chosen and other technical factors, this option should be considered with the aid of a knowledgeable AV professional.

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LEVEL 1 is an essential upgrade over manufacturer supplied cables. Designed to help modest receivers, CD players, I-pod/MP3, basic game systems and other components which can be limited by traditional "patch-cords" & twin lead speaker cable.

 

LEVEL 2 presents a significant audible advancement beyond standard cables. They optimize the performance of better audio and home theater components. These include digital audio receivers, Blu-ray players, better game systems, HD Sat/Cable boxes, and numerous upgrade components.

 

LEVEL 3 consists of audiophile grade high articulation audio cables. Utilizing top materials and applied technology benefits from our award winning reference designs. Consider Level 3 for premium digital AV receiver and pre/amp component separates, external D to A converters, analog (phono) units and speakers.

 

LEVEL 4 is the reference level for unsurpassed musical satisfaction. Designed and produced for those seeking maximum performance from their select audio components. If you have such components or intend to acquire some– please allow us the mutual pleasure of presenting Straight Wire Level 4 for your audition and full consideration.


      Level 1: Essential Upgrade over Manufacturer Supplied Cables

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Musicable II SC helps your speakers reproduce the delicate high frequency range via the use of OFHC (Oxygen Free High Conductivity) conductors and polypropylene insulation in a quad twist. Accurate midrange and vocals together with controlled base combine to deliver a detailed, lifelike presentation.x

IBW
(internally bi-wireable cable)

Matte Navy Blue Jacket:
8.4mm (.33") diameter
MCSC info - View/Download PDF

 


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Chorus II SC our versatile 12awg / 4 conductor speaker cable enables clear, crist mid and high registers with full, authoritative bass. Featuring Polypropylene insulation and OFHC conductors, Chorus will provide a powerful yet controlled performance at an economical cost, especially for digital AV receiver based systems requiring long run speaker cables .x

IBW (internally bi-wireable cable)

Gray Matte Jacket
10.2 mm (.40") diameter
CHSC info - View/Download PDF
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      LEVEL 2: SIGNIFIGANT AUDIBLE ADVANCEMENT BEYOND STANDARD CABLES

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Soundstage SC eclipses competing cables in this class with an eight conductor helix design of OFHC conductors that excels in midrange precision and focused highs; both positioned in a 3-D soundstage. Polypropylene insulation and a low resonant, low density mechanical core deliver tight, controlled lower registers.

xIBW (internally bi-wireable cable)

Putty Matte Jacket
9.1mm (.36") diameter
SNSC info -View/Download PDF

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Symphony SC combines 8 large conductor groups of 16awg  with Straight Wire's proprietary Foam TPR Hybrid insulation to achieve remarkable full developed bass, rich midrange and commensurate  upper registers. Symphony can help tame small reflective room issues  to deliver appropriate soundstage air space and requisite musical  subtleties for high grade digital receiver based systems. Symphony SC is the high value choice for many 2 channel and premium theater speaker applications. x

IBW (internally bi-wireable cable)

Charcoal Gray Matte Jacket
14.5mm (..57") diameter
SYSC info -View/Download PDF

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OCTAVE II features eight CCT (Compressed Conductor Technology) OFHC copper conductor groupings with advanced foam polypropylene insulation for a significant advance in detail and precision. Compressing each conductor group achieves the best electrical and mechanical attributes of both solid core and stranded technologies. Linearity and consistency with focus,
depth and musicality - Octave II is great choice for serious
audio enthusiasts and has low enough resistance for long run use. x

IBW (internally bi-wireable cable)

Matte Putty jacket
14.2mm (.56") diameter
OSCN info -View/Download PDF

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      LEVEL 3: AUDIOPHILE GRADE HIGH ARTICULATION CABLES

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Rhapsody S Advanced Helix design uses the same premium silver plated conductors and advanced foamed polypropylene materials found in the matching Rhapsody S interconnect. Ideal for listeners who prefer crisp yet not edgy highs with a full, but never loose, bass foundation. Rendering of spatial details is accomplished with convincing weight and outstanding dynamic contrast. Mid level frequencies and vocals are rendered in remarkable fashion with great sibilance.Rhapsody S is universally compatible with nearly all speakers. Great choice for internal bi-wiring applications and larger rooms with less reflective elements.x

IBW (internally bi-wireable cable)

Clear jacket over Blue Fiber Braid
15mm (.59") diameter
RSC info -View/Download PDF

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Expressivo SC a unique, premium bi-wireable speaker cable. It incorporates Compressed Conductor Technology (CCT) with  4 positive "air suspended" conductors at 15AWG of OFHC Copper,  multiple low dielectric insulations are employed to optimize mechanical and electrical performance. This low resistance speaker cable utilizes two opposing spiral shields for the negative conductor path(s) and familiar Straight Wire anti-static micro-fiber braid.

The cable is custom jacketed with a durable mesh (various color options at no up-charge) rather than the Straight Wire traditional clear jacket.  This is to preserve micro-details of the Expressivo unique "air suspension" design. Ideal for high level separate components and LCR speakers in high level multichannel applications.x

IBW (internally bi-wireable cable)
Mesh choice over Fiber Braid
13.2mm (.52") diameter                            

EXSC info -View/Download PDF

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Serenade II SC Advanced Helical design featuring "CCT" (compressed copper technology) conductors and super foamed dual PTFE / polypropylene insulation. Serenade delivers an engaging, full soundstage for true "lifelike" performance. You hear all of the details and inflections of the performance totally unrestricted by this low resistance speaker cable. The "baby brother" to Crescendo has amazed many in the industry by offering such reference level performance attributes at such as reasonable price. Worthy of an audition with any high level separate component based system. x

IBW (internally bi-wireable cable)

Clear Jacket over White Fiber Braid
21mm (.83") diameter  

SRSC info -View/Download PDF

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      Level 4: Reference Grade Cables


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Expressivo Grande II speaker cable is composed of 6 (CCT)  positive "air suspended" conductors at 15AWG of OFHC Copper around a non-conductive, low resonant core. Multiple low dielectric insulations are employed to optimize mechanical and electrical performance. This ULTRA low resistance speaker cable utilizes dual opposing spiral shields for the negative conductor path(s) and familiar Straight Wire anti-static micro-fiber braid.

The cable is custom jacketed with durable mesh (various colors at no up-charge) rather than the Straight Wire traditional clear jacket. This preserves the micro-details throughout the audible spectrum for clear and effortless presentations. Critical enthusiasts should audition this cable together with premium interconnects to find the ideal compliment for their high level system(s).

IBW (internally bi-wireable cable)

Mesh choice over Fiber Braid
16.0mm (.63") diameter


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Virtuoso H speaker cable featuring a unique cable structure, which incorporates the best aspects of our renowned SYMMETRICAL COAXIAL and ADVANCED HELIX designs. Six stranded conductor groups of heavy Silver Plated OFHC Copper are compressed and helically twisted around a non-conductive core to comprise the positive conductor group. Two Silver Plated OFHC braid shields with a Foam Polypropylene dielectric between them comprise the negative conductor group. The inner helical positive conductors permit effortless dynamics, a full luscious midrange and sound stage realism. The negative braid shields offer symmetrical electromagnetic control for pinpoint high frequency details, tight controlled bass and other mechanical advantages.

Virtuoso H has been calibrated to match the widest array of reference speakers. Instruments and voices are precisely placed in your room with a level of realism that will make you shiver during dynamic passages.

IBW (internally bi-wireable cable)

Clear Jacket over Black/Gray Fiber Braid
15.7 mm  (.62") diameter         


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Crescendo 3 speaker cable offers technical and sonic advances the over the highly acclaimed original version. The inner core has seven equal diameter TPR hollow tubes vs. one large PE tube. This allows for greater flexibility and lower mechanical resonances. The (12) large conductive groups have modified Dual insulation of soft" Foam PTFE and "hard" Foam Polypropylene. Conductor group resistance remained the same while compression was modified.

Crescendo speaker cable was the first Compressed Conductor Technology (CCT) design produced by Straight Wire. This design combines the best attributes of solid-core and stranded conductor technology. Extreme care was given to the degree of conductor compression and pressure of the Foam Polypropylene insulation.

Crescendo 3 provides mechanical and electrical advancements beyond original Crescendo speaker cable. Lifelike preservation of low level details coupled with unmatched dynamics and detail are easy to discern with this cable. It synergizes reference caliber components to provide captivating performances.

IBW (internally bi-wireable cable)

Clear Jacket over Black/Gray Fiber Braid
27 mm  (1.07") diameter             
 
CRS  info -View/Download PDF

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INWALL SPEAKER CABLES 

WaveGuide Series 

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WaveGuide series speaker cables offer a significant upgrade for all CL custom speaker installations. No other upgrade offers such a significant performance increase for so little additional cost. Waveguide series conductors are twisted and contain high grade OFC vs. standard electrolytic tough pitch (ETP) copper. Mylar wrappings around the conductors maintain mechanical and electrical consistency for accuracy over long runs. The result is a significant increase in bass and high frequency clarity, with an overall reduction in background noise and resistance. Available in four different versions, Straight Wire's WaveGuide cables allow you to enjoy all the quality that your new components are capable of delivering. 

  WaveGuide 1.5   16 gauge, 2 conductors.
  WaveGuide 2   14 gauge, 2 conductors.
  WaveGuide 3   16 gauge, 4 conductors.
  WaveGuide 3.5   14 gauge, 4 conductors.

These cables allow more music to reach your speakers through the use of low dielectric constant insulation. Available in assorted colors to match your decor. Contact your installation specialist to choose the right Waveguide for your needs


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Super Twin 12/2 (STSC):  Two conductor version of our award winning Super Quad. Two 12 gauge conductors of OFC copper with advanced polypropylene insulation, CL 2 rated.

Matte Putty jacket
7.5mm (.29") diameter   

 

 

 

 

 


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Super Quad 12/4 (SQ4):  The first CL rated cable specifically designed for today's demanding high performance speaker systems.  Four 12 gauge conductors of OFC copper with advanced polypropylene insulation, CL 2 rated. Power and control for maximum performance even over long lengths. Product of the Year 2003 - CE Pro magazine.

Putty jacket
9.5mm (.39") diameter   

 

 

 

 

 


SPECIALTY SPEAKER CABLES 

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Pro Special speaker cable has the smallest diameter relative to  its audiophile, high performance design. It features SYMMETRICAL COAX design for sintered foam PTFE insulation and OFHC copper. Attributes include excellence in low level detail, effortless midrange  structure and warmth together with accurate, tight bass foundation. This high value speaker cable is ideal for external bi-wire applications and high performance small cabinet precision monitors. Black durable polyurethane jacket is great for exposed commercial and tight space retrofit applications.

Black durable shiny Jacket
7.2mm  (.28") diameter             


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B-Flat speaker cable is designed for maximum flexibility with a low  profile. B-Flat solves those problem wiring areas as the perfect cable to run across floors, under carpet, around doors and along baseboards and ceilings. With a durable jacket which is easy to paint or glue, B-Flat can become almost invisible in your installation. Twin 14 gauge OFC copper braided conductors provide great performance from this economical flat speaker cable. The off white jacket does not absorb dirt and stains like other competing flat cables.

Paintable White Matte Jacket
2.5mm x 20mm (.10" x .78")



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