Sablon speaker cables

Sablon Audio

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Speaker cables for dynamic driver speakers share similar design objectives to power cords - to deliver current unimpeded - and the Sablon Reserva speaker cables are no exception.

This design uses 10awg per pole of my extremely transparent copper conductors in a twisted pair configuration, terminated with solder free Oyaide Platinum spades.

As the design is formed of numerous smaller gauge wires, it can be easily comfigured for internal bi-wire with discrete smaller gauge wires being run all the way through from the amplifier to the tweeter posts. In this instance, I use the Oyaide rhodium bananas for the treble as they can easily be combined with the mid/bass spades onto a single binding post should you change to single wired speakers in the future.

For users of extremely high powered amps with huge damping factors / inefficient speakers / long cable runs, I offer the option of a double size build for lower impedance and stronger dynamics. There is also the possibility to build with Bocchino terminations subject to availability. Asymmetrically split runs are also possible.

I appreciate that long speaker cable runs can be expensive however I would counsel caution about trying to save money with cheaper models / smaller gauges as the losses arising from high impedance and lesser materials get magnified over length.
 
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Speaker cables for dynamic driver speakers share similar design objectives to power cords - to deliver current unimpeded - and the Sablon Reserva speaker cables are no exception.

This design uses 10awg per pole of my extremely transparent copper conductors in a twisted pair configuration, terminated with solder free Oyaide Platinum spades.

As the design is formed of numerous smaller gauge wires, it can be easily comfigured for internal bi-wire with discrete smaller gauge wires being run all the way through from the amplifier to the tweeter posts. In this instance, I use the Oyaide rhodium bananas for the treble as they can easily be combined with the mid/bass spades onto a single binding post should you change to single wired speakers in the future.

For users of extremely high powered amps with huge damping factors / inefficient speakers / long cable runs, I offer the option of a double size build for lower impedance and stronger dynamics. There is also the possibility to build with Bocchino terminations subject to availability. Asymmetrically split runs are also possible.

I appreciate that long speaker cable runs can be expensive however I would counsel caution about trying to save money with cheaper models / smaller gauges as the losses arising from high impedance and lesser materials get magnified over length.
What is your opinion of the Oyaide speaker cable terminations versus Bocchino? Worth the extra cost?
 

spiritofmusic

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Hiya, have just ordered the Bocchino spades for my Sablon spkrs cbls. I'll offer some feedback once they arrive in 2-3 months.

But if Bocchino upgrade to my Sablon ICs is any guide, I'm expecting great things.
 
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spiritofmusic

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No, I leave the hard work to Mark LOL.
 

Sablon Audio

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What is your opinion of the Oyaide speaker cable terminations versus Bocchino? Worth the extra cost?
The Oyaide platinum spades are excellent and I don’t find them lacking in any way until you compare with Bocchino, which are truly superlative. The gains arise in density, detail and more musicality. So yes, I do feel they are worth the extra cost in a high end system.
 
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Blue58

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Spades next on my list of upgrades but only with their corresponding binding posts. May as well do the job well
 
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