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Old 06-22-2013, 05:52 PM
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Great seeing this thread today. I just bought a set of 3 meter Solstice 7 speaker cable and installed them on Thursday evening. A week prior I put a set of Oasis 7 interconnects in the system. So far I'm quite impressed. Open, detailed with great imaging and tonality. Not the best in the world but for the price well worth it. These cables replace Chord Carnival Silverscreen and Chord Cobra 3 interconnects. They are very good also but not better than the Wireworld. The biggest difference is resolution and the more forward presentation of the Wireworld cables.
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I received my 5 meter pair of Wireworld Solstice 7 speaker cables today. I wanted to wire my JBL 4312A's to the Tandberg 3026A power amplifier with a good quality speaker cable, but since this is a vintage system I wanted to keep a cap on the price while still getting good performance.

The Solstice 7 speaker wire surprised my with its size and heft. I put a pencil in the photo for some perspective. Each cable has two black and two red flat cables twisted around each other inside the outer jacket so the Solstice 7 speaker cable is a good candidate for a reasonably priced bi-wire configuration if a person is so inclined. The spade terminals are gold plated and hefty.

The Solstice 7 speaker cable is replacing some basic 14 gauge Lowes speaker wire I've had on the vintage system for a long time. I was used to the sound and felt it was acceptable, so imagine my surprise when the Solstice 7 speaker cable made my vintage system sound like I bought a new preamp and amp. Honestly, right out of the box the Wireworld Solstice 7 speaker cable sounds open and dynamic with very good resolution. My bass grew weight and depth, the midrange clarity improved, and the top end opened up substantially compared the zip type speaker cable. I couldn't be happier, especially since the retail price for a 5 meter pair of Solstice 7 speaker cables with gold plated spade terminals is only $230.00. That's not a typo, yes $230.00 for a 5 meter pair. The Solstice 7 is a 13 gauge oxygen-free copper speaker cable. I would not hesitate to recommend the Wireworld Solstice 7 speaker cable to anyone looking for very good performance on a tight budget. In my humble opinion the Solstice 7 speaker cable is a sleeper, performing well above its price range.

Due to kitchen/lounge refurb (see link https://www.audioaficionado.org/show...347#post862347)

I will have to re position the HiFi rack as the new heat pump is now located where the rack used to sit. So speaker cable length required has increased from 4 metre pairs, to 8 metre pairs!

After a lot of research, due to the fact I cannot afford an 8 metre par of Nordost Red Dawn Leif cable to replace my 4 metre pair, I've picked Wireworld Solstice 7, mainly based on Dan's review- so hoping they sound as good as Dan says!

He hasn't let me down yet so Im very confident that these cables will sing.

The cables have just been delivered so I attach a photo later today.

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Old 08-17-2017, 07:07 PM
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Nick.......I will be interested in your opinion on the Wireworld Solstice 7 speaker cable. I am unfamiliar with the Nordost Red Dawn Leif cables so I have no clue about their performance. I am intrigued about which speaker cable pleases you the most. Keep us posted, especially after you have some break-in hours on the Solstice 7's.
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Dan,
Nice vintage gear! I run WW Solstice 7 8' cables on my NHT W2 Subs on the main system, and you are correct. The bottom end seemed to gain both speed and weight, which required some adjusting to both the NHT X1 crossover, and the modified Behringer DCX2496 controlling the modified tri-amped Magnapan MGIIIa's. I allocated more of the bottom end to the subs from the bass panels, as the blend was easier to match. Highly recommended, and has piqued my interest in other WW upgrades as funds allow. :^)
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Nick.......I will be interested in your opinion on the Wireworld Solstice 7 speaker cable. I am unfamiliar with the Nordost Red Dawn Leif cables so I have no clue about their performance. I am intrigued about which speaker cable pleases you the most. Keep us posted, especially after you have some break-in hours on the Solstice 7's.
Ok, went home for lunch & unpacked the box that was delivered this morning.

The cables look well made, solid & surprisingly heavy.

I had them terminated with Wireworld Uni-Term Silver Bananas.

Sadly cannot set-up until next Saturday- but looking forward to having a listen & reporting back











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Ok, went home for lunch & unpacked the box that was delivered this morning.

The cables look well made, solid & surprisingly heavy.

I had them terminated with Wireworld Uni-Term Silver Bananas.

Sadly cannot set-up until next Saturday- but looking forward to having a listen & reporting back
What were your thoughts on these cables?
Happy New Year,
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Since this thread first came up I've re-cabled my office system with Solstice speaker cables; and more recently wired all of the speaker systems in my newly converted theater system with it. I've been very pleased with the results.
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Happy New Year,
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Ok, have used these cables for just over a year- and I'm very happy with them, but they do take well over 100 hours to sound at there best IMHO.

Compared to the Nordost Cable I used prior (at almost 4x the cost), the Solstice holds up extremely well.

The cable, as mentioned before, does have a more forward presentation, but is still very coherent. Bass is a strong point, being fuller than the Nordost, whilst there is a small loss of 'air' around string instruments at the top end vs the Nordost. (this seems to improve after 100 hours of burn-in;or is it my ears adjusting?).

I'm with Dan, this cable is a sleeper & a giant killer in many aspects- especially on the mid-low bass presentation.

It has changed my view about Wireworld cables- having been a Nordost fan for over 15 years. Wireworld offers cable at many more price points compared to Nordost, which is great for cash strapped Audiophiles and allows an upgrade path.

No wonder Ivan sells Wireworld by the bucket load.

Highly recommended- especially for long runs.
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Nick.......Good to finally read your impression of the Wireworld Solstice 7 speaker cables. I was confident you would find them worthwhile. They perform well above their price point and represent a true bargain in my opinion.

I still have the Solstice 7 speaker cables on my vintage system, although the gear has changed to a McIntosh MA230 integrated tube amplifier with solid state preamplifier, and I now use the Olive 04HD music server instead of the Denon DVD-2800. The JBL 4312A speakers sound so nice with the McIntosh MA230 and the Wireworld Solstice 7 speaker cables.
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Nick.......Good to finally read your impression of the Wireworld Solstice 7 speaker cables. I was confident you would find them worthwhile. They perform well above their price point and represent a true bargain in my opinion.

I still have the Solstice 7 speaker cables on my vintage system, although the gear has changed to a McIntosh MA230 integrated tube amplifier with solid state preamplifier, and I now use the Olive 04HD music server instead of the Denon DVD-2800. The JBL 4312A speakers sound so nice with the McIntosh MA230 and the Wireworld Solstice 7 speaker cables.
Whats a great second system Dan!
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