Entreq Speaker Cables
The range of Entreq speaker cable follows the same hierarchy as the interconnects; all speaker cables are single wired only and they can all be connected to a ground box to take advantage of their EEDS system.
A dedicated ground box for each channel is the best way to hear Entreq speaker cables at their optimum; as with everything Entreq the benefits of doing this is easy to demonstrate! One customer recently went through the motions with grounding speaker cables. He borrowed a pair of Challenger 3V cables, a pair of Silver Minimus with a pair of Apollo 3.5mm Ground Cables. He admitted he really wanted just the speaker cable, as the ground boxes/cables were pushing the budget. I explained the benefits of why the grounding of speaker cables is so fundamental as to how the cables work and suggested the customer did 3 demos for himself in the time he had the cable to play with.
Demo 1 – Speaker cables with no grounding
Demo 2 – Speaker cables both grounded onto 1 Silver Minimus
Demo 3 – Speaker Cables with each channel grounded onto a Silver Minimus per channel
After about a week the customer called with me with his feedback – basically the more grounding you add the more enjoyable the overall presentation becomes, the sound become more transparent, more fluid, enabling subtle nuances and expressions hidden in the recordings to really come to the fore.
All pricing below is based around a 2.5m pair.
The Primer speaker cables come with a ground box and ground cables included in the price. From Discover upwards as outlined above you need to add ground cables and a ground box (or boxes). This give you greater flexibility depending on budget and your systems presentation.
Additional stereo 0.6 metre increments are priced in brackets. The most popular choice for ground boxes for speaker cables is a pair of Silver Minimus with a pair of Apollo 3.5mm ground cables.
The Primer is the new entry level range of cables and is priced (for Entreq) at a level they have never really been before. They offer genuinely brilliant performance for the money and outperform other things costing quite a bit more money in some cases.
Primer 2 £770.00 (£70)
Primer Pro £880 (£80)
Discover Infinity £1500.00 (£170.00)
Konstantin Infinity £3100.00 (£600.00)
Challenger 3V Infinity £6000.00 (£600.00)
Apollo Infinity £11600.00 (£1400.00)
Atlantis £156000 (£1600.00)