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    Default Speaker Wire Specs

    Could you please comment on this wire and suggest which would be suitable for my system. I am going to be using 12 guage all around. (Pick a part number if possible)

    RTI100 (10 feet wire length)
    RTi38 (30 feet wire length)
    CSi40 (5 feet wire length)
    Yamaha RX-V1500

    I may be able to get it cheap here:

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    I think 23-16ASD4 is a good part number... I pick that.

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    Could one of you pros comment on this speaker cable. Just want to know if it is any good. Looking to purchase before Dec/9. Thanks.

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    You are looking at bulk cable, just go to Home Depot. Belden is excellent, but we're splitting hairs at this level. Get nice, large guage, OFC cable, and you'll start out just fine.

    This whole question can get way out of proportion. Buy a solid baseline, then worry about the high end later when it comes to cables.
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    Thanks for the info dorokusai.

    My problem is that I am so new to this and the closest outlet for me is a Radio Shack that wants $150 for the same 100 ft roll of cable. I need to rely on remote ordering with some guy at the other end of the retail counter or an IP stream telling me "Oh ya, that'll be ok." OFC - I assume you mean oxygen free. Like anything new, the acronyms pause you to stop and research. I understand that the cable area is probably quite opinionated. Thanks for the help.


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    I get the segway, sorry, I didn't realize you were in the province. My eyes are failing...damn these second hand things.

    I would get the best deal on OFC you can. I am a Belden fan, and it is the staple of almost 50% of all DIY cable design and construction, you can't beat that in my book.

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    how about this?
    MONSTER THX SPEAKER CABLE 16 gauge Wire 100' Certified
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...736796880&rd=1

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    We don't support Monster Cable, in any way, shape or form.

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    You buy Monster Cable, don't bother posting here anymore.
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    sorry being newbie and having monster cable in my system... but can someone point out why is it so bad? just like bose has bad reputation among us?... i personally have no preference to one over another, and i'm actually looking for some speaker wires for my surrounds now too, so please give some budget suggestion, what does name brand custom made cables differ in quality from the ones i can get from hardware store for 20c/ft (same gauge of course)?

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    Monster cable is sub par, overpriced wire not to mention the fact that they will/have sued any company that has the word "monster" in their name. Eff them and that pathetic twit Noel Lee.
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    Default Monster?????

    Sound personal,is not it?
    TV :>Panasonic TC-P55VT50
    RECEIVER :> HARMAN KARDON AVR 7300
    FRONT :> L & R :> POLK RTI A9 500 W
    AMP :1> PARASOUND HALO A21 250 W
    AMP :2> EMOTIVA UPA-1 200 W
    CENTER :> POLK CSI A6 200 W
    SURROUND SIDE :>POLK RTi A3 150 W
    SURROUND REAR :>POLK F/XI A6 150 W
    DVD PLAYER(HD) :>TOSHIBA HD X-A2
    DVD PLAYER(BLU-RAY) :>Panasonic DMP-BDT 500
    POWER CONDITIONER :>PANAMAX M5400-EX
    SUBWOOFER :A> SVS PCI12 ULTRA 525 W
    SUBWOOFER :B> Polk PSW125 150 W

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    Nope, nothing personal, just the truth. Do the research on both the sound quailty and business practices of said company.
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    Originally posted by F1nut
    Nope, nothing personal, just the truth. Do the research on both the sound quailty and business practices of said company.
    their business pratice alone is enough for me
    HT- HK 335, Rotel 1075, Miova PC, AQ Indigo Speaker Cable, XLO Jumpers, AQ Diamondback ICs, AQ HDMI x2, AQ Component, Signal Cable Analog II ICs, Signal Cable Digcoax, Signal Cable Toslink, Rti8, Csi5, Rti6, Energy s10.2, Panny 42" Plasma, PS3, Harmony 1100 and Harmony PS3 Adapter, LG dvdp(for the kids), Monster 3600MKII all on a dedicated circuit.

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    They also caused a name change to Candlestick park

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    Guys,

    I am so new to this that I have never heard of Monster, yet alone what happened to Candlestick Park. I just wanted some advise on cable from people who share a common interest and know more about the subject than I do. Thanks for the help.
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    IXOS
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    MIT
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    WALMART

    Ok?
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    Signal Cable. You should make your first investment easy, and cost effective. Frank will custom, hand terminate whatever you want....tell that to your friends.

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    F Monster Cable.

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    I always thought that Monster cable was just marketing POOP.
    So I bought 3 different sets of cable looking forward to expose
    Monster cable as a FAKE marketing tool. I really was not expecting
    any difference at all. I did mention the differences in my crossover mod and polyfill dump post. In the begining I was using 12 awg OFC Gemini cable. BTW, the OFC claim really makes me wonder.
    This Gemini cable looked like nice copper. After I hooked up the Z series Monster cable I was shocked to hear a night and day difference. My brother and his girlfriend were equally just as shocked to hear a difference. The Gemini cable was very harsh and with the Lord of the rings DVD at the same volume the Gemini cables caused my drivers to bottom out and clank like some $20 speaker. The Z series cable was free of that harsh sound and I could have it at a higher volume without showing any stress to the drivers. That is when I started using Monster cable:o I still think it costs too much and they remind me of another Monster called Microsoft:D

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    I have looking into the Signal Cable speaker wires...

    I pulled all the "M" word cables off my system, and I`m callin Frank first thing in the morning...

    One question though...
    If I`m using signal cables for my speaks...will it matter what I/C`s I use?

    The price is definately right at Signal...
    I Like what I`ve read about AQ , but kinda pricey...

    I`m gettin to be a cheap ol` bastaaad !

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    fwiw - I just purchased 3 Signal Cable speaker cables. (Front & Centre). Should take a couple of weeks to get them, so I will be curious as to whether I will notice a difference. Later!
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    Frank really does top notch work up there at Signal, you won't be disappointed.

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