Hi Jim and ACer's.
Great Idea about the Upgrade/Options Link Jim.
With that, I'm guessing a bit of info might be useful as to why the Poiema!! wire harness works so well with not only the Veracity HT3s but any speaker we've used it in. This includes our own Sason Ltd, Ref 3A MM DeCapo i, and a few other personal and client custom projects.
In short, the harness's are custom made for the loudspeaker they are going to be used with. This is different than almost all other speakers where off the shelf (name brand) hook-up wire or speaker cabling is used.
So what's the big deal about a custom harness? Ideally, the cross over and the driver it's designated to should have the same characteristic impedance in order for the transfer function to work optimally without wasting useful power. An incorrectly terminated wire harness will inhibit that. The only real option left is to choose an internal cable that is euphorically pleasing to the designer or what the designer thinks the market will except.
When the wire harness is not optimized electrically, small reflections and power loss will occur. Picture spraying water through a hose at a screen window. Much of the water gets through but some of it gets "sprayed" back. Not the most efficient transfer. Remove the screen (impedance) and nothing gets wasted. Another illustration: Driving a high performance car down a winding highway and suddenly you encounter a long tunnel. You go through without any headlights on and ram the side wall at 130 mph. This has nothing to do with audio but I was just thinking about it and I thought I would mention it.
Virtually all internal wiring in loudspeakers starts at maybe fifteen ohms AC impedance and simply gets worse (most cases) from there. How many loudspeaker systems do you see rated at fifteen Ohms nominal impedance? Me either.
As far as I know, and I think I know, there is not a large production cable manufacturing process that can accomplish suitable impedance characteristics for a loudspeaker system. Even Wilson, if you've seen some of their recent ads, shows their internal wiring being hand tweaked to get what they want. Couple that with some of the proprietary materials we use and the build technique we developed (which has just been refined and improved again) and perhaps it becomes even more evident why the harness's we offer are custom and hand built.
Will the Poiema!! harness make or break a speaker system. I don't think so. What it will do is fully allow all the other effort, design choices and/or options that have gone into the speaker design to be fully realized and that is not
inconsequential by any stretch.
Exclusive to our cable harness also, if the manufacturer is willing to implement it as Jim at Salk Sound did for Marbles, is our own method of using the Cardas (patented) binding posts. This is our innovation and is part of the Direct Connect system first introduced on the Sason Ltd loudspeaker system we offer. Simply the best interface for the amp/speaker partnering... period-bar none!
Cheers to all!