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9 hours ago, 992Sam said:

So my dealer is insisting that I need a 10' (3 meters) minimum speaker cable length (Naim cables) to make sure they work correctly... and furthermore telling me that I should not coil the extra length, but rather fold it back and forth (in an S pattern) if need be... Can I get away with 1 meter or maybe 1.25 meter length? or do I need to go all the way to 3 meters?  Seems a bit extreme, or is it "sound" advice?

 

 

 

Not coiling is a good advice as far as I know.

 

Buying more cable is just him getting better value for money from his sale.

 

 

If you want more resistance for that same 1 meter just buy a low capacitance cable with a smaller diameter like the DNM:

 

http://www.dnm.co.uk/cablesdetail.html

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45 minutes ago, 992Sam said:

 

I don't think it's about him selling, as he's throwing it into the deal...  I actually asked him to give me less cable and he said, "Naim Recommends a certain length" 

 

 

 

I see. It's naim pushing a certain length.

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59 minutes ago, charlesphoto said:

Vintage Naim amps don’t have a Zobel network, so the speaker cable acts as one, so therefore needs to be a certain spec and minimum length. Not so sure if this is an issue with newer amps and integrateds, but most dealers play it safe. At least on vintage amps, the longer the length the better the sound. Anyway, at $25/ft I would take it and try it! Again, best to consult other McIntosh owners in regard to cable choices and length. 

 

So the amplifier is not even a Naim and thus has a zobel network?

Then why worry about cable length?

@992Sam just buy what you need...and take your partner out for dinner.

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This is taken from the NAIT 5 manual:

 

Naim loudspeaker cable is correct for your system and your dealer will make up leads to suit your equipment installation. The leads should each be at least 3.5 metres long and of equal length. The recommended maximum is 20 metres. Loudspeaker leads are, like interconnect leads, directional, and should be connected so that the printed arrow points towards the speakers.

 

The bit in red is dung.

Yes, Naim can write dung too.

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