HiFi/Stereo - Silver Speaker Cable Kits
Warren Gregoire and Associates LLC
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WHERE YOUR SILVER SPEAKER
CABLE MONEY REALLY GOES



The majority of the world’s most costly high definition speaker cables (typically over $1,000 per pair) are made from pure silver conductors with Teflon insulation. Why? These expensive materials generally are thought to sound the best.

Prices for these premium speaker cables are high for these reasons: The materials (pure silver and Teflon) and the labor-intensive processes, both are costly. Then, the manufacturer expends enormous resources on advertising, to maintain a "name brand." These advertising expenses must be added to the final product cost. Also, speaker cables are not sold directly to end users. Instead, manufacturers sell to stereo dealers who resell the product to end users, after adding their markup. Dealers typically charge twice their cost. They must earn this amount, as profit, in order to survive, because they, too, have necessary high costs- rent, advertising, salaries and sales commissions, business taxes, etc.

Let’s analyze the distribution of funds paid by the end user for a pair of 8-foot solid silver and Teflon speaker cables from a hypothetical name brand manufacturer:



  - Cost of Materials $ ..200.
  - Assembly Labor Costs $ ..175.
  - Administrative and Sales Costs $ ..125.
  - Advertising Costs $...225.
  - Manufacturer's Profit $ ..275.
  - Dealer Mark-Up $1,000.
    -----------
  TOTAL COST TO END USER $2,000.



What if you could eliminate the last five items above? Then what would this $2,000 pair of solid silver and Teflon speaker cables cost you? Yes,
$200.

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to eliminate all five items entirely- but you can come very close to doing that by purchasing our easy to assemble 99.999% pure solid silver and Teflon speaker cable kits, direct from the manufacturer (us), and by assembling them, yourself.



THE SOUND OF
SOLID SILVER AND TEFLON



When you replace your copper speaker cables (even more expensive copper cables) with our Teflon-insulated, 99.999% solid silver conductor speaker cables, you may think you have just installed expensive new electronics, because of the across-the-board sonic improvements you should experience-

The highs sounding less harsh and more delicately musical. The bass, less "bloated" and more revealing of instrumental textures and specific notes. The all-important mid-range (where most of the music resides) should sound more natural and warm, with human voices sounding more like real people, and musical instruments more convincingly "live."

A new, "liquid" and flowing quality should reveal more of the intrinsic beauty of the original musical event.

The stereo sound stage becomes more specific, with instruments and voices each appearing from a smaller localized area in the stereo image. There is a more distinct "layering" of the sound, with the ability to retrieve the original recorded "depth of field" to a greater extent.



COMPARE OUR CABLES WITH THEIRS



We have compared our solid silver and Teflon speaker cables with a number of ready-made offerings costing up to ten times the price of our kit. In every case, we were delighted with the results. Sometimes, it was difficult to distinguish ours from theirs. And the few times when theirs sounded better, it was by a very, small margin. But, make your own comparisons. You may be pleasantly surprised by what you hear.



ASSEMBLING THE SOLID SILVER
AND TEFLON SPEAKER CABLE KITS

MODEL AG5N15-8
EIGHT FOOT PAIR SOLID SILVER AND TEFLON
SPEAKER CABLES (AFTER ASSEMBLY)



No technical knowledge and no soldering are required to assemble these kits! Using ordinary scissors, simply cut 12 pieces of Teflon tubing to the correct length, and temporarily stretch them out in a straight line, taping them to the carpet or floorboards, using common removable masking tape. Then insert the solid silver conductors into each Teflon tube, simply by pushing it through, with the fingers, cutting the silver conductors to length with the same scissors, after they are inserted.

Then, for each of the two stereo channels, group the now Teflon-insulated conductors into three pairs. Last, weave the three pairs of wires together in the simple braided pattern shown in the photograph. This is the same familiar weaving pattern used throughout the ages for "braiding" human hair.

Detailed instructions guide you through the process, check-off as-you-go! Anyone should be able to successfully complete the kit, in just a few hours.



PHYSICAL CONFIGURATION



There are two major, popular configurations for high-definition speaker cables- woven or "braided" conductors and side-by-side conductors. Both have the potential to sound excellent, and have compelling technical arguments. We have chosen to use elements of both philosophies in our design. One pair of conductors is positioned side-by-side, while two additional conductor pairs are woven so that the negative and positive conductors repetitively cross each other at steep angles. Three different diameters of solid silver conductors are utilized, to help avoid resonances, which could possibly diminish performance.



TERMINATIONS



Terminating thick speaker cables is difficult. When the bundle of silver conductors is too thick to fit into the holes of the connectors on speakers and amplifiers, hardware must be used to reduce the bundle to a size which will fit. Unfortunately, most of this hardware is detrimental to sound quality.

Our "termination strategy" is to avoid this extra, undesirable hardware by limiting the thickness of our solid silver conductor "bundle" to an aggregate diameter equivalent to 15AWG conductors. This size will normally fit snugly in most amplifier and speaker terminals, while avoiding the sonic losses associated with termination hardware.

Many ready made silver cables use 14AWG-equivalent conductors which is a little thicker, for slightly more power handling capability. However, this size will not fit into many standard connectors without the addition of terminating hardware. We have found, in our listening tests, that the advantage gained by use of the thicker conductor is often offset by the sonic losses introduced by the needed termination hardware. For extremely high power applications, where larger than 15AWG conductors are required, we recommend using two of our 15AWG cables, in parallel, for an aggregate conductor size of 12AWG. This "double" configuration will, of course, typically require termination hardware, and any of the popular available types may be utilized.





AVAILABLE MODELS

99.999% PURE, SOLID SILVER
AND TEFLON INSULATED
,
SPEAKER CABLE DO-IT-YOURSELF KITS

6 FOOT STEREO PAIR MODEL AG5N15-6......$369.95
8 FOOT STEREO PAIR MODEL AG5N15-8......$479.95
10 FOOT STEREO PAIR MODEL AG5N15-10......$559.95
12 FOOT STEREO PAIR MODEL AG5N15-12......$669.95

























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