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    Default Cables and plug for my Monitor setup

    I just ordered a 5.0 set from the monitor II series. Now it is time to order the banana plugs and the speaker wire so they arrive at the same time :). I have never done this, so could you please tell me if these are good choices:

    1) Closed Banana plugs:
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

    Do I order 5 pairs -- basically to connect to the AVR and then for the speakers use bare wire?


    2) Speaker wire - 100ft 16 AWG
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

    My room is 17 x 13 so I think 50ft wont be enough.. thus going to the 100ft spool

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    Your doin good! Might want to order 10 pairs of nanners,as its easy to plug,and unplug on the back of the speakers as necessary! And I would bump the gauge up a notch for a few extra bucks!http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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    Do I really need the 14AWG for my small living room?

    Also, what about a sub cable. I do not have it yet, but since I will be ordering from monoprice might as well get the RCA cable needed. I guess something like this: http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

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    the mediabridge sub cables on amazon will suit your needs, i just ordered one, i have no buzz or hum anymore, and the bass is deep and clear, not the best cable, but for the price it cant be beat and, and very fast shipping
    HT/2channel:
    AVR: Yamaha RX-V 765
    Fronts: Polk RTiA3
    sub: Polk PSW110(will add 2x PSW 505)
    Center: CS13
    surrounds:Polk RTi4
    TV: samsung 40
    The real 2 Channel(work in progress):
    Pre:HK 3490
    Amp:Parasound 1200 MK II
    Sub:RBH 1010-SEP
    Speakers: YTD
    most of my comments are passing on of info, im a noob, im just trying to help how i can, if im wrong or out of place to comment, dont hesitate to let me know :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabeerob213 View Post
    the mediabridge sub cables on amazon will suit your needs, i just ordered one, i have no buzz or hum anymore, and the bass is deep and clear, not the best cable, but for the price it cant be beat and, and very fast shipping
    So mediabridge cable is better than the monoprice one?

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    How many watts will your receiver be putting out?

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    saw a friend have trouble with a monoprice product(bananas) and decided against it, im sure not all their products are with problems, and this was probably an isolated incident, but it left a bad taste in my mouth
    HT/2channel:
    AVR: Yamaha RX-V 765
    Fronts: Polk RTiA3
    sub: Polk PSW110(will add 2x PSW 505)
    Center: CS13
    surrounds:Polk RTi4
    TV: samsung 40
    The real 2 Channel(work in progress):
    Pre:HK 3490
    Amp:Parasound 1200 MK II
    Sub:RBH 1010-SEP
    Speakers: YTD
    most of my comments are passing on of info, im a noob, im just trying to help how i can, if im wrong or out of place to comment, dont hesitate to let me know :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amgala View Post
    How many watts will your receiver be putting out?
    Its the Denon 1912 - 90 watts per channel

    http://usa.denon.com/us/Product/Page...VR1912(DenonNA)

    Does that matter what AWG cable to get?

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    i just bumped to 11 from 14 with my yamaha rx-v371(80Watts) and it made a huge difference, and thats with cheaper wire and a cheaper receiver with cheaper speakers, soon i will have my rti4s and my B&W rock solid monitors, and bumping up the the rx-v573, not a huge upgrade but enough of on e for now, i would suggest the best wire you can afford, try the canare 411s, search on ebay and buy premade from legit cables, phenomenal value
    HT/2channel:
    AVR: Yamaha RX-V 765
    Fronts: Polk RTiA3
    sub: Polk PSW110(will add 2x PSW 505)
    Center: CS13
    surrounds:Polk RTi4
    TV: samsung 40
    The real 2 Channel(work in progress):
    Pre:HK 3490
    Amp:Parasound 1200 MK II
    Sub:RBH 1010-SEP
    Speakers: YTD
    most of my comments are passing on of info, im a noob, im just trying to help how i can, if im wrong or out of place to comment, dont hesitate to let me know :)

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    the canre cables should be here within the week, right now i have some DIY cables
    HT/2channel:
    AVR: Yamaha RX-V 765
    Fronts: Polk RTiA3
    sub: Polk PSW110(will add 2x PSW 505)
    Center: CS13
    surrounds:Polk RTi4
    TV: samsung 40
    The real 2 Channel(work in progress):
    Pre:HK 3490
    Amp:Parasound 1200 MK II
    Sub:RBH 1010-SEP
    Speakers: YTD
    most of my comments are passing on of info, im a noob, im just trying to help how i can, if im wrong or out of place to comment, dont hesitate to let me know :)

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    OK, the more I read the more I am convinced to buy nakamichi plugs.. There ones look reasonable: http://www.ebay.com/itm/10pcs-Nakami...item35b5e265a0

    What do you all think?

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    I have those nanners, but expect them to arrive in three weeks. They do not like the canare, but you can make it work.

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    HT/2channel:
    AVR: Yamaha RX-V 765
    Fronts: Polk RTiA3
    sub: Polk PSW110(will add 2x PSW 505)
    Center: CS13
    surrounds:Polk RTi4
    TV: samsung 40
    The real 2 Channel(work in progress):
    Pre:HK 3490
    Amp:Parasound 1200 MK II
    Sub:RBH 1010-SEP
    Speakers: YTD
    most of my comments are passing on of info, im a noob, im just trying to help how i can, if im wrong or out of place to comment, dont hesitate to let me know :)

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    AZ, no you don't need 14 gauge wire in that room. It appears that the longest run might not be more than about 15', which 16 gauge is more than enough for. For accurate info on speaker wiring, including suggested gauges, study this excellent explanation.
    Last edited by John K.; 11-19-2012 at 10:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John K. View Post
    AZ, no you don't need 14 gauge wire in that room. It appears that the longest run might not be more than about 15', which 16 gauge is more than enough for. For accurate info on speaker wiring, including suggested gauges, study this excellent explanation.
    Hi JOhn, thanks. Well, I am getting mixed advice here. Yes, my room is not huge, and I thought I can do higher gauge.. but most people in my thread are saying at least 14 AWG if not 12 AWG. As a first timer you are not making it easy :))

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabeerob213 View Post
    Those are a bit more than I would like to spend.. sorry :(

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