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    Default Does surrounds speaker cables matter?

    Do you guys care for surround speaker cables?
    damn things needs too long cables...
    what you guys do?

    dont feel like under utilizing my LSIM 703's with some knock off cables.

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    Everything matters......surrounds however are more so for ambient sounds and in my opinion spending big dollars on cable for those is a waste. But, going cheap is too so look for a decent cable for the longer runs like a Canare, Douglas cable, Signal cable.

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    Yeah, I wouldn't spend big $ on those cables. That same money would go a lot further put to other areas. Just get some good, solid cables to work with.
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    I like Canare, or the raw Furez from Doug will be more than adequate for surround duty as Tonyb said. Take the same $ a long run of MIT cables would cost and buy a nice A/C wall receptacle from PS Audio and look into room treatments. Just my .02
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    Yup I got this cleared up in other thread Douglas or Signal cable for the surrounds

    thanks for the responses folks

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    Anything beyond lamp cord for surrounds is a total waste of money, and inaudible, as has been proven countless times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiomagnate View Post
    Anything beyond lamp cord for surrounds is a total waste of money, and inaudible, as has been proven countless times.
    One of the stupidest, uneducated comments ever posted. There is plenty of fine, detail sounds in surround channels, depending upon the movie. That needs to be accurately reproduced just as much as any other channel. Plus, I also use my HT as a surround sound music system. Perhaps you are deaf, and/or have no interest in accurate sound reproduction, but I do. That means high quality interconnects for the surrounds, high quality speaker wire, and high quality tower surround speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    That turns out not to be the case. There is plenty of fine, detail sounds in surround channels, depending upon the movie. That needs to be accurately reproduced just as much as any other channel. Plus, I also use my HT as a surround sound music system. Perhaps you have no interest in accurate sound reproduction, but I do. That means high quality interconnects for the surrounds, high quality speaker wire, and high quality tower surround speakers.
    BlueFox, I'm pretty sure you are a lot smarter than me, but I suggest this edit.
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    Perhaps audiomagnate is the smart one here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedskater View Post
    Perhaps audiomagnate is the smart one here.
    Yeah right.

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    The real answer to this question is really about money$ If one thinks MIT's are good for the front then there is no reason why they would not be good for the rear. But how much detail can one hear? and is it worth the spending? However, Sumerian already stated that he was recovering from his current awseome purchases.

    So, IMO and the opinion of many others, going with the cheaper Douglas cable options makes sense....and if he really wanted to spend money then, making sure the room is treated, sub bass coverage is taken care of, and possibly moving to a 7.1 or 7.2 system might be money better spent? He should at least listen to a 7.1 system if he has not done so to get a sense of how for he wants to go with the surround channels.

    Or spend the $800-$1300 on a digital server, or Oppo 105, or digital movie downloads, HD music downloads, live concerts, live musicals, plays,take a trip, etc.

    Could always buy the MIT's and some Canare 4s11 and see for ones self if its worth it....
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    Yes. It depends on what you want to spend, and, IMO, whether you use also use the system for music or not. For both movies and music I enjoy getting each cricket chirp or note from each speaker as clear as possible.

    However, to say something like

    Anything beyond lamp cord for surrounds is a total waste of money, and inaudible, as has been proven countless times.
    is just stupid.

    Why do I say that? Because I used to have Home Depot 12 gauge stranded, twisted copper in my HT, and I upgraded to Mapelshade Cleaview Golden Helix Speaker Cable with PLUS upgrade, and it made a night and day differance with all speakers. And that was before I went with the MIT interconnects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    Yeah right.
    WAIT! Where did you get that smiley??


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    Quote Originally Posted by codyc1ark View Post
    WAIT! Where did you get that smiley??
    Stole it from another forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WLDock View Post
    Or spend the $800-$1300 on a digital server..
    Unlike the speaker cables and amps, I think I am pretty good with digital server and I feel I got it covered pretty good at least for next 5 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiomagnate View Post
    Anything beyond lamp cord for surrounds is a total waste of money, and inaudible, as has been proven countless times.
    Where were you when I still had energy to post here?

    Now prepare to be drowned. This is the only audio forum where snake oil goes for the real thing.
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    Look Ravioli no one called on you or your opinion.

    So is your plan to look up every cable thread that has started since your last post and troll.

    Get lost
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    Trolls hide under a bridge don't they ? Apparently it's getting crowded under there.

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