I hail from the UK, and for some time since moving to Naim equipment I have taken on board and benefited from the excellent advice on this forum; it is much appreciated.
I appreciate high quality music, but hifi is not my hobby; I tend to keep equipment for a long time, rather than continually tweak my set-up. My history over the last fifty years is Quad, Cyrus, Rega and now, Naim.
Not wishing to purchase and store more and more CDs, two years ago after a number of demos I sold my Rega Elicit-R and Dali speakers, and purchased a Uniti Atom, Kef LS50 Metas, and Meze 109 Pro headphones, all which are more than adequate for my needs streaming Tidal. I still have my CDs and player, but in the future probably I will rip the CDs to save space, archiving the CDs.
Since the Naim purchase, this year I downsized from a large three-bedroom property, to a two-bedroom retirement apartment.
In the house the speaker cable was Van Den Hul CS-122 and its length from the Naim Atom to the speakers was 6m; in our apartment it will be less than 2m. Possibly it could have the length of 3m and I could curl and store the excess 1m under furniture, but nothing longer.
So… My questions…
- Will this cable arrangement and length (2m, possibly 3m max.) be okay?
- If not, would a different make of cable be more suitable and give an appreciable improvement in sound quality? If so, recommendations, please.
I am not averse to purchasing new speaker cable; once set-up I do not intend to make furniture placement and speaker position changes to my system in the future. However, I would like to future-proof my speaker cable in the event Naim replace the Atom with a new unit.
I have searched this forum, referencing speaker cables, length etc but I just don’t understand the replies discussing the technicalities of capacitance, impedance etc.
Thank you for your assistance.