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    Default Signal Cable vs Blue Jeans Cable

    I'm a little confused to buy these affordable cables. Which one is better interconnect?
    Is capacitance matter for sound quality? Blue Jeans 12.2 pF/ft vs Signal 17.3 pf/ft.
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    This is a no-brainer. Signal all the frickin' way. Unless you are on a really tight budget. Signals worst speaker cable sounds better than BJC's best. Detail, Bass, Resolution, Soundstage, Dynamics are all better from Signal.

    That being said, Signal costs considerably more than BJC. Both are excellent valuers for the money.

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    I cannot speak of BJC as I do not own any of their products. My entiire HT is wired with cables from SC. You just cannot beat the price and quality. End of story.
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    I have never used any Signal Cable. But that being said, I certainly have no complaints about BJC. Well made, wonderful connectors that slip on & off like a dream, and at a reasonable price.
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    I've owned both and Signal Cable is the flat out champion in this duel to the death.
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    There's no difference; all cables sound the same.
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    This isn't a cut and dry question, Signal cable has 3 different models of cable while Blue Jeans can have close to 20 depending on the coax picked.

    Capacitance is important, so is inductance, resistance and shielding.

    Quote Originally Posted by janmike View Post
    You just cannot beat the price and quality. End of story.
    That is a matter of opinion.

    If you are looking at the Analog 2s (the spec you gave) all they are is Belden 89259, which you can get at BJC for less. If you want bullet plugs you can get them at Heartland Cables for less then Signal as well.

    I have had good experiences with all three companies, with my preferred vendor being HeartlandCables.

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    Just go get some Rat Shack cables and call it a day
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    Techincal specs? What are those . . . I bought Signal because they are pretty.

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    I use coat hangers, uncoated of course.
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9 View Post
    I use coat hangers, uncoated of course.
    I never understood this comment, how on earth would you use a coat hanger as a cable? I can see speaker cable, use 2, but I can't see this being physically possible for interconnects.

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    2 Coat Hangers are needed, 4 are needed for Bi-Wiring. ;)



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    Coat hangers are great for bending and setting your interconnects around tricky corners. The dynamics aren't as great as other solutions, but with the right Eichemann Bullet PLugs you can get some good results. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaara View Post
    I never understood this comment, how on earth would you use a coat hanger as a cable? I can see speaker cable, use 2, but I can't see this being physically possible for interconnects.
    Is that why i get no sound?
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    Did you sauder the connections? Try crimping.

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    Seriously, BJC is good stuff as well as Signal Cable. I went with Signal because Frank has helped out a lot on this forum and he's a stand up guy and gives a 5% discount to Polkies.

    I work hard for my money and I don't mind giving it for Signal Cable products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolidSqual View Post
    Did you sauder the connections? Try crimping.
    It might needs ceramics or cements for connections and better sounds.:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaara View Post
    If you are looking at the Analog 2s (the spec you gave) all they are is Belden 89259, which you can get at BJC for less
    BINGO!

    Blue Jeans cable version is not as "pretty" though. And Signal Cable supports the Polk Community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tryrrthg View Post
    BINGO!

    Blue Jeans cable version is not as "pretty" though. And Signal Cable supports the Polk Community.
    How does he support the Polk community? By charging $6.00 a foot for the same cable BJC sells for $0.55 a foot? And then giving 5% off? Wow, incredible support.

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    That might quite possibly be the most trollish post I've ever seen on this forum.

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    He supports the Polk community by giving away products at our gatherings; at the Chicagofest everyone came out with something.

    Not sure how you get to that $0.55 per feet; I went to the BJC site and the cheapest 3 ft interconnect is $26.75????

    Because we are talking Analog 2 comparisons here, right?

    EDIT: I found the 89259 in BJC; price is $22.50 for ONE 3 ft. cable. Does not sound like $0.55/ft to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaara View Post

    If you are looking at the Analog 2s (the spec you gave) all they are is Belden 89259, which you can get at BJC for less. If you want bullet plugs you can get them at Heartland Cables for less then Signal as well.

    I have had good experiences with all three companies, with my preferred vendor being HeartlandCables.
    Yeah, I found that Heartland cables are most bang for the buck if they use the same cable. Is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamM2 View Post
    How does he support the Polk community? By charging $6.00 a foot for the same cable BJC sells for $0.55 a foot? And then giving 5% off? Wow, incredible support.

    Let's see... I have a 6' pair of SC Ultras in my 2 channel rig that Frank DONATED as a door prize for the Polkfest at Troy's house.

    Wow...that IS incredible support!
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    William? William where are you? Please come back and fix the mess you left around here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamM2 View Post
    How does he support the Polk community? By charging $6.00 a foot for the same cable BJC sells for $0.55 a foot? And then giving 5% off? Wow, incredible support.
    I don't know what you're looking at but you can't get Belden 89259 coax for $0.55 a foot anywhere!

    Blue Jeans 89259 IC's are like $8-9 less expensive but the terminations don't look near as nice as Signal Cable.
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    Not sure how you get to that $0.55 per feet; I went to the BJC site and the cheapest 3 ft interconnect is $26.75????
    Add 6 feet to it, price goes up $3.25. Add 6 feet to the Signal cabe, price goes up $36.00. And the Signal cable is $49 for two feet, so 3 foot is $55. Just a little more (over double) than BJC, for the same cable.

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    why limit yourself to just these two brands of cables?

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    And how does that compare to saying $0.55 a foot???? Yes, there are price differences, but there are also different terminations, and also different profit margins maybe?? I will gladly pay a bit more for Signal just for the personalized service I get from Frank. But I will never bash BJC.

    And yes, Frank and Signal Cable supports the Polk community, no matter what you say.
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    And how does that compare to saying $0.55 a foot???? Yes, there are price differences, but there are also different terminations, and also different profit margins maybe??
    The terminators are different, so I compared the price of the wire. Different margins? I'll say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamM2 View Post
    How does he support the Polk community? By charging $6.00 a foot for the same cable BJC sells for $0.55 a foot? And then giving 5% off? Wow, incredible support.
    WM2, you are a putz, He has donated a lot of cable to many of our events with no questions asked. At the lllinois gathering he gave away 3/pr reg speaker cables; 3/pr bi-wire speaker cables; 6 power cords; and close to a dozen interconnect pairs. No questions asked and he didn't even know most of us.

    Plus giving a 5% discount across the board to any Polk Club member is certainly not nec., but he does it anyways. In my book I'll recommend him everytime. Not to mention his cables are hand assembled at his shop and the quality is top notch as well as the sonics. I'll pay extra knowing his character and the fact that he will make things right *if* there is a problem.

    You can certainly choose not to buy his products, but STFU when it comes to questioning his integrity and what he has done as far as support around here. All you seem to do is troll around here acting like an ass.

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