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Elsdon Wonfor Audio LS-25 speaker cables

Discussion in 'audio' started by Cereal Killer, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. ABCaudio

    ABCaudio Trade: ABCaudio, representing EWA

    LS-25 and prices are on the website (ABCaudio), and LS-40 will be shortly when we get a few final things costed. As far as I remember, only one of the posters here has a five meter set to trade in, but we'll see what turns up. It'll be absolutely fine with Naim, BTW.

    Not quite based on Tellurium Q I'm afraid. EWA is more of a third generation design by comparison according to Colin, based on original concepts he came up prior to TQ. LS-25 is a similar form factor to the ultra series, but other than that they don't really compare.
  2. ex brickie

    ex brickie pfm Member

    I upgraded from Ultra Black (V1) to LS25 and since then haven’t even thought any more about cables.
    Enough said.....
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  3. radamel

    radamel Music Fiend

    I upgraded from TQ Black and it is settled for me also. No longer a factor to consider.
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  4. 9designs

    9designs pfm Member

    As I understood it, Colin did the original TQ designs, they parted ways and TQ fiddled with it and spun off Foo variants. Where as Colin continued his research above and beyond, which we see in the EWA range.
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  5. I think that sums up the status quo rather well.
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  6. myles

    myles Intentionally left blank

    I've got a set of LS-V on their way - quite looking forward to pitching them against the Van Damme.
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  7. ABCaudio

    ABCaudio Trade: ABCaudio, representing EWA

    I hope you enjoy it! LS-5 is great for bookshelf speakers especially, and runs nicely under carpets.
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  8. Olsen

    Olsen pfm Member

    I'd consider moving my kit around if 3.5-4 mtr is better available
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  9. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Why is this please Sir?:)
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  10. 9designs

    9designs pfm Member

    LS5 bi-wire vs LS25 single, how would that compare ?
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  11. ABCaudio

    ABCaudio Trade: ABCaudio, representing EWA

    Hi. :)

    LS-5 has just half the conductors that LS-25 has, and the inductive shielding isn't as strong. I think it was originally conceived as a proof of concept cable, but sounded really good and it became a product.

    We later twined it in a braided sleeve, before LS-25 was available, and it made a really good product with excellent SQ and bass - but it was no longer flat and compact.

    As above, all EWA loudspeaker cables are better twinned into a sleeve where they are held closely together. The properties of the cables couple in proximity and you get something better than running them separately.

    But LS-25 still comfortably outperforms LS-5 and any derivative of it.

    LS-5 is pretty much out of stock now, and we have no immediate plans to manufacture it again. There's hardly any interest in it when LS-25 is available.
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  12. 9designs

    9designs pfm Member

    Thanks for the feedback.... In one room I use bi-wire/Amp LS25, replaced TQ Ultra Black :D.... That is only a 2 meter run.
    In another room I'm looking to replace my basic Van Damme cable. But at 7 meters a speaker the idea of double runs gets a bit eye watering on cost. Maybe a single run of LS40 and stay single wired/amp'd.
  13. Olsen

    Olsen pfm Member

    Biwire is a con
  14. Agreed, and anything above 12AWG is pointless to an extent it can become detrimental.
  15. CJ14

    CJ14 Retired

    I got some of the EWA IC cable which has four conductors and a shield,
    Tested the break down voltage at 2500VAC between all.
    OK the wire could handle about 3Amps max.
    Made a simple cheap and nasty MK plug and Bulgin IEC lead 2 M long.
    And tried it on the New Oberon I have, based on the M50 and M50P mixed (only 3 ever made cost to high)
    We have one my sons Sam and Scott have one each.
    It was fantastic the cheapo Woolworth IEC was crap in conclusion.
    Just a fun and dangerous things to do under lockdown.
    Still waiting for Solar Panel from space Mike, phew

    Keep well all.
  16. johnacurtis

    johnacurtis pfm Member

    Can say that EWA LS20 is superb speaker cable too. Believe it was 2 x the LS5 run together. Far, far better than the TQ Black I had before.
  17. ABCaudio

    ABCaudio Trade: ABCaudio, representing EWA

  18. steveinspain

    steveinspain pfm Member

    Yup, still very interested, happy to be way down the queue as things are changing in my system....
  19. GavinB

    GavinB pfm Member

    3m not quite long enough for me but 4m would be great!
  20. jan tomczak

    jan tomczak pfm Member

    I will be re-decorating (in the new year) and moving things around so even if i really like them i would not be sure of the length i would require.

    But happy to accept a trial as and when they might come my way, thanks.

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