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Elsdon Wonfor Audio LS-40 speaker cables

Discussion in 'audio' started by Cereal Killer, Nov 7, 2020.

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  1. Luceo non uro

    Luceo non uro Well-Known Member

    It’s ever-changing at the moment, but currently consists of; Rega P10/Apheta 3, Rega Aethos amp, RME ADI-2 DAC and Boenicke W5 speakers.
     
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  2. Muttley2

    Muttley2 pfm Member

    What amp have you upgraded to?
     
  3. steveinspain

    steveinspain pfm Member

    I've got a pre-production version of the EWA M50 A - I think it is all class A, but don't really know or care - it sounds rather good to these ears !
     
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  4. steveinspain

    steveinspain pfm Member

    Significant, very. Worth every penny for me.
     
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  5. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer 432 Point5

    The LS40 will be just fine in that system, especially as the W5s are relatively small and light speakers....... are you using the dedicated stands?
     
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  6. Luceo non uro

    Luceo non uro Well-Known Member

    I am, yes. Great little speakers!
     
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  7. ex brickie

    ex brickie pfm Member

    And for me too.....

    @Luceo non uro fab speakers those W5s. The LS80s will look impressive sticking out of the back!
     
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  8. Heckyman

    Heckyman pfm Member

    ...for me the 40’s were “good enough” but I bought the 80’s :D ...no regrets.
     
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  9. Chris Tarling

    Chris Tarling Yellow Hound

    I have the demo LS-40 set currently. They are not making me think I must upgrade, although my thoughts may change when I go back to my existing cables.

    I really want to try the LS-80s as I think they could be the upgrade that changes my thoughts.
     
  10. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer 432 Point5

    What make/model are you existing cables and system details?
     
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  11. monya

    monya pfm Member

    All very interesting but I see little here suggesting the speaker cables - 40 or 80 - have been compared to significantly more expensive alternatives and preferred.
    Not knocking them in any way as I haven’t heard them....:)
     
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  12. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer 432 Point5

    I've had a full Anzus A2 loom here and much preferred the LS-40 + full EWA loom.
    The Anzus loom was coming on to £6/7K IIRC
    • Speaker Cables: Anzus A2 'v' EWA LS40 'v' SAEC SPC-850 = EWA clear winner (not subtle)
    • USB cables: Ansuz A2 'v' EWA USB 'v' SAEC SUS-380 = EWA clear winner (not so subtle)
    • Power cables: Anzus A2 'v' EWA MCS-5 'v' Neotech NEP-4003 = EWA winner. (subtle)
     
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  13. Chris Tarling

    Chris Tarling Yellow Hound

    Already posted but Hegel H390 amp into Kef R11 speakers. Existing cables are Witchhat Phantom.
     
  14. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer 432 Point5

    OK thanks again. I recall you saying now!!
     
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  15. Vaibhav

    Vaibhav Listening music for inner peace.

    @Chris Tarling @ABCaudio
    I would like to opt out of the tour please. I sold my old cables to settle for a used pair of EWA LS-25 for now. I will not be able to stretch the budget for LS-40 as of now in all honesty. With this realization in mind It's not fair for me to make anyone (prospective customers) to wait needlessly to try LS-40.
    I believe the next person in-line for the cable loan tool is @Bettisdad
    I bought a pair of used LS-25 solely based on the great feedback it has received by all the gentlemen here.

    All the very best !
    Thank you @CJ14 @ABCaudio for coming up with the brilliant idea and hosting this Loaned Cable Tour.
    This level of respect and transparency is unparalleled in my experience!
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2021
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  16. Heckyman

    Heckyman pfm Member

  17. Chris Tarling

    Chris Tarling Yellow Hound

    @Bettisdad
    Can you pm me your address so I can post the cables to you please?
    Ta!
     
  18. Bettisdad

    Bettisdad Active Member


    Pm sent.

    Thanks
     
  19. CliffB

    CliffB pfm Member

    Difference between LS-40 and 80;

    You have the same record player as me! My amp is an upgraded Nu-Vista and my speakers are larger PMC25.26 floorstanders, so that especially could affect the performance differences of the cables. However, I think some on here with smaller speakers have noted a very significant upgrade from 40 to 80.

    On my system both cables had superb imaging side to side and front to back, with an uncanny realism.

    With the 80 there is a general uplift in performance but the standouts are a massive uplift in scale of presentation and completely unrestrained and effortless dynamics. Bass has a seismic heft on another level, wonderful texture and is totally controlled.

    I went for 80.
     
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  20. Cappuccino

    Cappuccino New Member

    Hi Alan, @ABCaudio, would you kindly add me too the list please.
     
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