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    Default A have a few questions...

    1st I would like to know about some wires (interconnects/speaker/subwoofer)
    I do not want to spend that much on this. I would like to get something that I can tell a difference from your run of the mill products from Wal-Mart. Right now I use cheap ass speaker wires (approx. $10.00 for 100 ft.) Cheap ass RCA cables (approx. $5.00 for 6ft. length), and I have a somewhat decent subwoofer cable (about $50.00 from BB) Like I said, I dont wanna spend a ton, but I do want to be able to tell a difference. Please tell me some brands and give me some links to some websites.

    2nd I would like to upgrade my power cords on my amps and receiver. Please pass me over a few opinions and some websites.

    3rd I would like to know all the various ways you can bi-amp speakers.

    Thanks in advance,

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    How much are you looking to spend? You can go from 30.00 to 1,000.00's of dollars.
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    Signal is always a great place to start, for all your cabling/wiring needs.
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    I agree with the above. $ for $ it is pretty hard to beat Signal for entry level cabling. My entire HT System is Signal from Pwr cords to IC's to Speaker Cables. And Frank does a bit of a discount for forum members.
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    Cobalt Cable is really nice as well. If you want to spend some cash (but not megabucks) on improved quality I highly recommened DH labs Air Matrix and Q10 stuff. They were the best in my set up by far with the exception of some very expensive Analysis Plus cables.
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    Gotta web addy??????? Ill try and google..

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    OK, I was just looking on the back of my receiver @ the pre-outs.. There are 2 for (front - L&R) 2 for (surround - L&R) 1 for (Center) 1 for (sub) and 2 for (back surround/presence). My question is, do I just use a regular RCA cable for these? Do I just use (1 - mono) for the center? Are they Digital? Basically I just need to know if I need to buy just regular RCA (patch) cables, or do I need to get Digital to RCA? The vintage amps I bought only have RCA inputs. Do I need to get a Y-adapter for the center channel? Or do I just go to (1) either L or R on the amp?? Im assuming I can use a Y-adapter on the sub out, just in case I wanna add another sub in the future..

    Thanks,

    Josh

    BTW, I need some web addy's on these wires.. Cobalt way too much for me right now..

    Id say I would spend maybe $100.00 - $150.00 for 100 ft. of speaker wire.

    Interconnects I would guesstimate $40.00 - $75.00 for 6 ft.

    If I could get something of quality for less than above stated prices that would be great.

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    From pre-outs to amp....

    http://signalcable.com/analoght.html
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    Also check out www.bluejeanscable.com.

    Quality made cables at reasonable prices.

    They made a nice difference in my system.
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    does replacing the power cables really make a difference and how hard is it to do.
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