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Speaker Cable for Rega Elicit

Discussion in 'audio' started by Conster, May 2, 2013.

  1. Folkman

    Folkman pfm Member

    The Rega SC42 is the one you really need to hear. Unfortunately its very hard/impossible to find.

    Ive been using it for 19 years now on all my past and present Rega amps and never found anything i like as much , including Naim , Chord and Van Damme.

    Short of finding some SC42 , I would guess the obvious one to try is the Rega Duet [as previously suggested 5 yrs ago ??].
  2. plimpington2

    plimpington2 pfm Member

    I've tried a few cables for my Rega gear over the years - I have settled on Linn K20 as the best stuff to my ears for very reasonable money. I also have the Rega Couple IC. It's funny - to my ears the Couple tends to settle down Rega's worst tendencies - which makes it a good match. It COULD be 100% psychosomatic, though - the cable is very soft and flexible and just feels silky smooth in the hand, but also appears very "high tech" in it's Apple Store white sheathing. So it strikes me as very smooth, yet detailed. HA!!!

  3. Conster

    Conster pfm Member

    It's the newer Elicit pre Elicit-R
  4. pjdowns

    pjdowns Living the Hifi dream

    I would try Tellurium Q or EWA over Chord any day of the week. EWA is the original designer of TQ cables and having heard them they sound astounding for the price. Chord always sound really bright and unpleasant to listen to in my experience.
  5. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer 432 Point5

    I've just moved my EWA-LS 25 on and moved to Epic Super Twin. The latter is far from bright, the bass is seismic, and top sweet and smooth.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2019
  6. pjdowns

    pjdowns Living the Hifi dream

    The best speaker cable I have heard is what I use, Coherent Systems 5D, but it isn't cheap.
  7. IanHaz

    IanHaz New Member

    +1 for Coherent systems speaker cables. I’ve heard the 6D and was very impressed. They are what I will get next, much smoother and natural compared the the Chords that I auditioned at the same time. In the meantime enjoying the pair of 4Ds I picked up second hand.
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  8. ryder

    ryder pfm Member

    I presume it is the Elicit Mk2, the predecessor of the current Elicit-R(Mk3). One can say the best cable for the Elicit is Rega's own cable which i tend to agree but as usual it depends on what exactly you are looking for with the sound reproduction. I have owned the Rega Elicit Mk2 and used it with the Rega SC42 with great success. I didn't compare many cables with the SC42 but I did compare it with the NACA5 but this was on Naim amps after I sold the Elicit.

    The Rega SC42 cable sounds looser and more expansive than the Naim NACA5. In other words the SC42 has a larger presentation. On the other hand the Naca5 has a tighter presentation and sounds more controlled in the bass. There is a rhythmic drive in the music with the NACA5. You don't feel or hear the propulsive drive too much with the SC42 as everything sounds smoother, calmer and/or flatter.

    The comparison of the SC42 and NACA5 is mostly carried out on Naim amps specifically the NAC202/NAP200 and not on the Elicit which was already sold by then. I agree with some of the previous comments that the loudspeakers, apart from listener's criteria and preferences will determine which cable will sound best with the Rega Elicit. It may not be necessarily Rega's own cable, the SC42 or more recent ones in this context. Nevertheless, if you like the sound signature of the Rega Elicit, I would recommend that you look at the SC42. The Elicit surely sounds great when used with the SC42.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2019
  9. Ronaudio

    Ronaudio pfm Member

    Compared this to my then Rega Quattro, and it was instantly, appreciably better, and also with some other more expensive cables (forget the make, but they came in blue and black) It was the cheaper blue which I tried, and a I again preferred the Duet. Still using it with my Elicit-R
  10. Ronaudio

    Ronaudio pfm Member

    ...that was it. Tellurium Q blue. My mate and I agreed that the Duet gave a wider, open, sound
  11. pjdowns

    pjdowns Living the Hifi dream

    I have heard 6D in my system and it is quite a jump up from the 5D which is already a jump up from the 4D. In my opinion there is no Chord cable that can match the Coherent range.
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  12. IanHaz

    IanHaz New Member

    Completely agree. I was using Chord Signature at the time of the auditions. I listen to Signature Reference, Sarum, a couple of the Telluriums as well as the 6Ds. Not only did the 6Ds sound the best, more musical, better separation and open but the cables themselves were more plyable. My issue is I really need a 4M run which isn’t cheap... but found the 4Ds second hand (3m) to use in the interim. Hopefully I can get the 6Ds this year.

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