I know wire can be one hell of a thing to get answers 2.It's like this mystery that not many people can agree on one way or another.
You got these types of people that believe that wire is wire,why should I spend all this money on it when it's just wire.
Then you have people that swear that wire is the be all end all of there system and without it, the system doesn't perform up to it's max performance.
I think that people in general need to try,like anything else.I would write a letter or email to different comapnies and see what they say about what wire/s are right for your system.
Monster has levels of wire like all other companies do.Some have level performance charts to help, some offer really good advice,some it sounds like .......JUST BUY OUR WIRE IT'S SO MUCH BETTER THEN ALL THE REST.
I can see why most if not all people have so much trouble just trying to wire up there system.
I have a cool little thing I believe that works well for I'll call it a level of performance ratio.
Take10 to 20% of the total cost of your system and thats about the amount you should invest in cables/wires.This isn't perfect, but It can give you an idea where you should be.
Well this is for starters...I hope it helps some.
You know what???I say buy Monster first.It's a great place to start.And it also is a great way to gauge all other wires.Monster has been around a long time and has been making great sounding wires/cables.I guage all other brands to them at all different levels.
To me Monster IS the standard of wire in the industry.You can't go wrong with any of there products.All made well.