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    Both are homegrown companies. Both use the same wire. One makes it pretty & makes you pay for it & one doesn't.

    Both are quality cables. I let my wallet, & practical nature decide who got my business.

    Basically it went something like this... Wires stuck in the back of a machine that were not distinctly in plain view that weren't really going to be touched after connected.

    Winner BJC!
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    Quote Originally Posted by danger boy View Post
    why limit yourself to just these two brands of cables?
    I'm open for any brand. While I was searching for interconnect some preferred Blue Jeans, some Signal Cable so. I can't afford like MIT,KImber Kable etc.. Anything around $50 or so would be fine. I don't mind the used one also. Probably Early B's sale.

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    I got a rope . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrizz View Post
    Both are homegrown companies. Both use the same wire. One makes it pretty & makes you pay for it & one doesn't.

    Both are quality cables. I let my wallet, & common sensze decide who got my business.

    Basically it went something like this... Wires stuck in the back of a machine that were not distinctly in plain view that weren't really going to be touched after connected.

    Winner BJC!
    Right on. We could use some more common sense around here.

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    (So much just went over this guys head)

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    Blessed are the ignorant, or something like that
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    Gentlemen...
    start your engines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKZ View Post
    Yeah, I found that Heartland cables are most bang for the buck if they use the same cable. Is it?

    BJC
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    MKZ,

    Heartland uses 89259 the same as in the SC Analog 2.

    A 3ft pair of 89259 w/ bullet plugs is $80 from Signal Cable
    A 1m pair of 89259 w/ bullet plugs is $55 from Heartland Cables

    If you don't want bullet plugs talk to Dan at Heartland and see what it would be with Canare plugs. Should be around $15 less, putting them cheaper then BJC as well.

    As for quality I am a happy customer of Dan's. I have bought maybe 6-8 pairs of cables from him, component video cables, a sub cable, a couple of digital coax, and lots of speaker wire. Heartland was the best bang for your buck when I purchased my first system many years ago, and still is to this day.

    Also if you look in the testimonials at the bottom of the page I am JR from CT. He replaced a set of component video cables for free when I busted them by accident, great customer service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9 View Post
    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.

    H9
    Hey, I'm a newbie here and have seen nothing less than praise about Signal Cable and the company in general. Never been to a polk gathering but they sure sound to be fun and infomative and I'm just an enthusiast. My personal feeling is that any owner of this kind of business that gives away his products at such events and offers a 5% incentive to people he doesn't even know here on this board speaks volumes. He most certainly doesn't have too. Sounds to me this guy has alot of integrity and takes alot of pride in what he's selling. Something you don't see alot of in the sales industry these days. This is the kind of company IMO would be a pleasure to do business with. But that's just me. :)

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    That....
    and he'll actually talk you out of a higher priced cable or IC, if he feels a "lower end model" might be better suited for your system. How 'bout that?

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    LOL! This is precisely why he does it. This kind of loyalty & publicity is very hard to come by.

    It pays for itself, so of course he's going to give away a few cables, since he will more than get the money back from referrals.

    That's just smart business sense!
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    i have owned several pairs of SC from Bi wires, to shot gun wire to his analog cable and highly recommend it. In fact when its time to upgrade cables and wires on my new 2 chnl i will be calling Frank again. But bottom line is you have a choice. Aint it grand :D


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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrizz View Post
    It pays for itself, so of course he's going to give away a few cables, since he will more than get the money back from referrals.

    That's just smart business sense!
    Let's call it Marketing Strategy.

    I got the email back from Frank and here it is:
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    Yes you do get a 5% discount, which will come out to be $2.75 on the 3ft pair ($55).

    Best,

    Frank
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    I have also emailed for heartland and waiting their reply. Just want to go with lesser value for the same cable.
    BJC - 45 + 5.75 shipping = 50.75
    SC - 55 + 6.95 shipping - 2.75 = 59.20
    HL with Eichmann Bullet Plugs - 55 + ? shipping

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    MKZ,

    If you want bullet plugs add $25 to the price of the SC. If not ask Dan how much it would be without them, I would imagine the HC would be ~$15 less or so, as that is what he used to charge to go with them instead of Canare.

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    :D That works for me!

    We all know that the cable business is a money maker business with tons of markup involved. It is up to us to be knowledgeble consumers & go for the best that we are willing to get & pay for once we discard all the hyperbole involved in the marketing.


    Quote Originally Posted by MKZ View Post
    Let's call it Marketing Strategy.

    I got the email back from Frank and here it is:
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    Yes you do get a 5% discount, which will come out to be $2.75 on the 3ft pair ($55).

    Best,

    Frank
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    I have also emailed for heartland and waiting their reply. Just want to go with lesser value for the same cable.
    BJC - 45 + 5.75 shipping = 50.75
    SC - 55 + 6.95 shipping - 2.75 = 59.20
    HL with Eichmann Bullet Plugs - 55 + ? shipping
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    I bought a digital XLR interconnect from Frank at SC. It is the best cable I've ever seen.

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    I also like how Frank will take the time to explain things to you over the phone.
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    Received the email from Heartland and here it is.
    Hello there,

    A one meter pair would be $35 plus $7 for S&H. Let me know if there's
    anything I can do for you.

    Thanks very much.

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    I decided to give it a try. Thank you Gaara and everybody.

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    Talking Signal Cable Porn

    I cant comment on the sound quality of either BJ cables or Signal Cables as I got my shipment of Signal Cable wires/interconnects last week and am still waiting for my amp to arrive next Thursday. After which I will use these puppies to connect everything.

    Ive attached some speaker cable and silver interconnect porn :D

    1st Pic: New SC Ultra Reference Speaker Wire (10 gauge) vs my old 14 gauge with Monster Quick Lock Connects
    2nd Pic: Pair of 5 ft SC Silver Interconnects with silver bullets
    3rd Pic: Specially made SC Silver Y-splitter with silver bullets
    4th Pic: Pan out of old 14 gauge and new SC Ultra Reference Speaker Wire

    My girlfriend just let me know that I am a weirdo for taking pictures of wires and posting them online ... yeah, I agree but than again she takes TOO MANY pictures of our dogs and posts them online. :)

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    Please. Please contact me a ben62670 @ yahoo.com. Make sure to include who you are, and you are from Polk so I don't delete your email. Also I am now physically unable to work on any projects. If you need help let these guys know. There are many people who will help if you let them know where you are.
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    Ben,
    Do you have any published price list?
    What is the price for 3ft pair?
    Thank you.

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    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55881

    Last I checked they were around $100-150 per pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKZ View Post
    Ben,
    Do you have any published price list?
    What is the price for 3ft pair?
    Thank you.
    60 to 150 depending on termination.
    references available to serious inquiries.

    standard Neutrik's, locking RCA, and XLR

    Thanks Guys
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    That's a good price for pure Silver. I can not find anywhere else for less than $100. I should have known before I ordered others. I went for cheap this time since I have to buy 3 pairs for SACD 5 channel connections.

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    Wire is wire is wire.

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    Finally ordered some speaker cable (12AWG 5000UE) from bluejeans last night. I would've preferred the signal but i went with the economy. I'm eager as to compare any audible difference between the bjc and this generic stuff I'm using now.Thanks to all for your positive posts and recommendations.

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    That was the first real cable I ever owned. You will be pleased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolidSqual View Post
    Kill yourself
    LOL ...:D

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    Sorry . . . tourettes

    Quote Originally Posted by zx_toth View Post
    LOL ...:D

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