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Help identifying Belden speaker cable

Discussion in 'audio' started by eastone, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

    Evening

    Can anyone identify this Belden cable:

    BELDEN CSA TBR-32 90C

    Ill get a photo up shortly.

    Their catalogue is vast and, to me, confusing.

    I know I bought the cable on here, and the seller might have said something about buying it in Japan...

    I want to rearrange the room slightly so will need a longer run.
     
  2. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    I suspect that most of CSA TB32 90C are spec' reference/size etc. rather than the cable type

    Anything else on it?
     
  3. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

  4. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

    No other markings at all.
     
  5. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    Probably it is some kind of ID then????? Nothing I have tried in any search engine gets anything close. The real hassle is CSA - that just finds cross-sectional area on any search.

    All the printing looks like the same digits? B not 8 for instance? (I have tried a few variations)
     
  6. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

    Me neither.

    TBH if I can figure out the construction - I doubt it's complex - I'd happily buy something similar. But I do have another Belden cable (the orange black twisted stuff) that I find bright, so I want to get it as close as possible.

    Hopefully can figure it out without removing a plug to see inside.
     
  7. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

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  8. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

    Aha!

    Found the sale ad on AOS:

    'Vintage Belden CSA fabric-covered speaker cable, 2.5m stereo pair (four lengths of 2.5m, twisted into stereo pairs and terminated/shrink wrap). This is tinned 13AWG copper cable very similar to the vintage Western Electric cable I use with my Tannoys.'
     
  9. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    Hi,

    A friend of mine is trying some Belden cable for speakers but it is not sold as speaker cable.

    I can try and find out what it is, he is rather busy at the minute, he has done some technical tests on a lot of cables and found this gave better results than a very expensive well known audio cable at about 20 times the price.

    So it could be the cable you have is not been sold as speaker cable from Belden but is cable from another part of their catalogue.

    If you could say what your amp is maybe other cable could be suggested.

    Cheers

    John

    PS --- Just saw your post after I posted mine.
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2020
  10. eastone

    eastone pfm Member


    Thanks.

    It’s a First Watt M2. Into Tannoy Chatsworths.

    Looks like there is a 12AWG tinned copper cable in the current lineup.

    Still interested to know about your friend’s findings though.
     
  11. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    Hi,

    I will try and contact him this coming week, know he is a bit busy.

    It might be worth an email to the company to see what cable they suggest is used.

    Just read the manual and cannot see anything suggested there.

    Cheers

    John

    PS -- spoke to soon, found this on their site.

    http://www.firstwatt.com/pdf/art_spkr_cable.pdf
     
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