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    Default Choosing the right MIT Speaker cables for HT

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    Would anyone like to chime in on what cables would be a better fit for my front stage. I've had zero experience with Mit cables but wanted to try them out.
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    Won't recommend anything, but will say I have 3 10 foot EXP-2 speaker cables I am selling on the forum for 110.

    So if you want to try MIT this is a cheap way to get into em.

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    Enders has a good deal here, I also had exps running through an anthem D2 and anthem amp hooked up to a full ML system and they are great

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    Looking at your list of gear I'm going to suggest Shotgun S3.3's as being a good quality level match. Of course, they would be a lot more money than Dan's offer.
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    What do you guys think about Douglas's Speaker cables?

    http://www.douglasconnection.com/Dou...Cables_c57.htm
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    I've had zero experience with Mit cables but wanted to try them out.
    Shotgun S3.3, you'll thank me later.

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    Doug makes outstanding cables and is a stand-up guy. In my eyes, his cables are worth much more than what he asks.
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    I have a complete MIT CVT-2 HT/2CH and am extremely pleased with the results. Obviously for two channel but when I replaced the Center channel cable it was a night and day difference. The voices/sound were much more realistic and fuller.

    Good luck.

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    I ended up buying all three of them: Term 2, MH-750 and the exp1. I'll let you guys know which one I like the best in a few weeks
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    EXP-1 - Right now I have them hooked up to my 705's- There a little step up from what I did have, There just ok

    MH-750- Im using the music hose for my center and all I can say is WOW...It really brought out the detail in my HT.
    (I do have a question about the 750's-Has anybody taken off the original banana's and put new spades or banana's on them? They don't fit really well on my amp or speakers.)

    Terminator 2-Just received in the mail last night; Haven't hooked them up yet
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    Amp:Sunfire TGA-7400
    Blueray: Opp 93
    A/V Component: Panamax M5100-PM
    Cables: Signal Cable, White Zombie, MIT, Pepster's power cables

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    If yoy are interested I have 4 mit iconn spades for sale in the flea market. They are like new.

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    Ebay from a good seller is a good way to try different MIT cables at a reduced price; or here. :)

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    MH-750- Im using the music hose for my center and all I can say is WOW...It really brought out the detail in my HT.
    (I do have a question about the 750's-Has anybody taken off the original banana's and put new spades or banana's on them? They don't fit really well on my amp or speakers.)
    I take it you bought the original MH 750's without the network boxes. If so, the bananas are soldered on, so you can remove them and replace with whatever you like. What about the original bananas doesn't fit well?
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    Make sure you don't take out a binding post trying to fit one of them banana's in, I heard it happened this one time to this guy who looks great in skinny jeans

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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    I take it you bought the original MH 750's without the network boxes. If so, the bananas are soldered on, so you can remove them and replace with whatever you like. What about the original bananas doesn't fit well?
    The spade is too small; I used a pair of Pliers to widen them out;
    TV:Sony Bravia XBR4 52'
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    Amp:Sunfire TGA-7400
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    Cables: Signal Cable, White Zombie, MIT, Pepster's power cables

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdtae5656 View Post
    EXP-1 - Right now I have them hooked up to my 705's- There a little step up from what I did have, There just ok

    MH-750- Im using the music hose for my center and all I can say is WOW...It really brought out the detail in my HT.
    (I do have a question about the 750's-Has anybody taken off the original banana's and put new spades or banana's on them? They don't fit really well on my amp or speakers.)

    Terminator 2-Just received in the mail last night; Haven't hooked them up yet
    I meant to say spades...sorry now I know where the confusion is from...me
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    If you email MIT customer service, they may have a suggestion to keep the spades in the MIT family.

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    Ah, spades....

    There's a few things you can do besides what you've already done. You can use a Dremel to enlarge the inside spade area. You can buy larger spades and solder them in place of the current ones. You can convert to the MIT ICONN connectors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Ah, spades....

    There's a few things you can do besides what you've already done. You can use a Dremel to enlarge the inside spade area. You can buy larger spades and solder them in place of the current ones. You can convert to the MIT ICONN connectors.
    I recommend converting to the MIT ICONN connectors. This way, you can convert between bannanas, spades or pins at your choosing.
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    I recommend straight spades.
    There may be some arguments against this, but I like the Furutech spades really, really well, along with the Cardas, and XLO spades.
    They are just freakin hard to beat!

    Not saying the MIT spades are no good, as I cannot comment.
    I can say however, the 3 mentioned has tickled my "innards" in past.

    Why use the extra ICONN connection?
    The best combo might be straight spades (no ICONN) on the amp, and Z plugs on the speakers.
    Less mass connection on the speakers may be a good idea IMHO.

    The Dremel idea mentioned above seems reasonable to me, and a cheap alternative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepster View Post
    I recommend straight spades.
    There may be some arguments against this, but I like the Furutech spades really, really well, along with the Cardas, and XLO spades.
    They are just freakin hard to beat!

    Not saying the MIT spades are no good, as I cannot comment.
    I can say however, the 3 mentioned has tickled my "innards" in past.

    Why use the extra ICONN connection?
    The best combo might be straight spades (no ICONN) on the amp, and Z plugs on the speakers.
    Less mass connection on the speakers may be a good idea IMHO.

    The Dremel idea mentioned above seems reasonable to me, and a cheap alternative.



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    MIT will reterminate them as well, just call. I had Oracle series jumpers made years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepster View Post
    I recommend straight spades.
    There may be some arguments against this, but I like the Furutech spades really, really well, along with the Cardas, and XLO spades.
    They are just freakin hard to beat!

    Not saying the MIT spades are no good, as I cannot comment.
    I can say however, the 3 mentioned has tickled my "innards" in past.

    Why use the extra ICONN connection?
    The best combo might be straight spades (no ICONN) on the amp, and Z plugs on the speakers.
    Less mass connection on the speakers may be a good idea IMHO.

    The Dremel idea mentioned above seems reasonable to me, and a cheap alternative.
    I recommend ICONN connectors pep because in the futire, the OP might want to change the connection type and ICONNs make this easy. Of course, if the OP is absolutely sure that spades are the final connection then your suggestion is a good one of course. If the OP might change the connection type in the future, then ICONNs cannot be beat, IMO.
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    I know what you are saying Greg.
    I agree with that.
    In fact the OP contacted me earlier today.

    I agree it is convenient, but there is an added connection there.
    Not sure it would be a huge difference with the extra connection, if any at all.
    I have never added an extra connection to the speaker cables I have made in the past, so I really can't comment on that.

    But I have heard them "straight" soldered to excellent connectors, without the Iconn's and I cannot say adding an extra connection would benefit the SQ.

    I will say, there are certain combinations that work really well (synergy), and a spade on the amp, with a low mass nanner on the speaker, is a VERY good combo.
    And really hard to beat IMHO.

    Thats all I was saying.
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    I think only of the connection change possibility in cables when I purchase them as a resale issue and benefit. I have never, EVER, heard a sonic change in connection method in regards to spades vs bananas....for example. I've owned dozens of MIT and while the ICONN is convenient, hardly liked the way it's designed. That being said it's a non issue since if it is firmly connected, its connected.

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    ^^^^WORD!!!!!

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    ^^^^TO YO MUTHA!!!!!!
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    The animals are on the loose again Polk Audio....you best be on your toes cuz before you know it....hmmm how do you really growl in txt? I feel defeated....and why am I wearing this half a horse costume? Why am I in Argentina again? At least I have WIFI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    The animals are on the loose again Polk Audio.....
    It's OK, we are the non flesh eating type........ Wait, do brain cells count as flesh??
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    Quote Originally Posted by headrott View Post
    It's OK, we are the non flesh eating type........ Wait, do brain cells count as flesh??
    Nope, I lost mine when I joined this zoo. I feel so free now....Cumin always adds a bit of flavor, jus' saying....for future reference, like tomorrow I'll meet you for lunch, RARE....my dog drugged me.

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