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    Default Audioquest Type 4, Blue Jeans Cable, Signal Cable

    I know a lot of this is just personal preference, but out of these 3, which do you think is the best bang for the buck?

    Audioquest Type 4
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    AQ by a long shot.
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    I would probably lean towards AQ Type 4 as well, but I have used some Signal cable for speakers and they are solid performers for the money as well.

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    I enjoy my AQs

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben62670 View Post
    AQ by a long shot.
    Great minds think alike.:)
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    If you're looking at AQ Type 4, I'd also take a listen to Kimber 4TC. Not that the Kimber is any better, it's just another option (flavor). I'd go with the Type 4 out of that group.

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    So i would need three 8' cables for my fronts.
    I'm currently looking on Audio Advisor, and they have an 8' pair banana to banana for $109. They don't seem to have an 8' single banana to banana though, just banana to spade, and spade to spade for $54.50. These are the "no frills" cables, not sure what that is to be honest.

    Is there another place i can find an 8' single banana to banana?
    And are these decent prices, or can i get them cheaper on another website?

    Thanks for the help guys.
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    That's decnt prices for new. Check Ebay for in US shippers. No frills means no pretty jacket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben62670 View Post
    That's decnt prices for new. Check Ebay for in US shippers. No frills means no pretty jacket.
    Ebay seems to have some 8' pairs at an $89 buy it now price. Come with the "pretty" jacket too..:p
    Private sellers make me nervous on Ebay, but saving some money is always a good thing.

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    Check out the feedback. Check audiogon.com too. $89 is a good price for the pretty ones.
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    AQ Type 4 definitely...that's a bit higher end than either of the other choices. They're all nice cables though...just depends on your budget
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    Well the prices on Ebay seem good, so if i pick up a pair of the AQT4 on there, i'd just need to find a single 8' banana to banana for my CSi A6.

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    I pulled the trigger on one pair of AQ type 4's on ebay last night for 89 dollars. Its coming from Hong Kong, but the feedback is 100%. Im still alittle worried.. Probably will take a long time to get them. The seller said 8-12 business days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bopicasso View Post
    I pulled the trigger on one pair of AQ type 4's on ebay last night for 89 dollars. Its coming from Hong Kong, but the feedback is 100%. Im still alittle worried.. Probably will take a long time to get them. The seller said 8-12 business days.
    Not to worry, I ordered from the same seller. Great cables without factory packaging. They are the factory terminated kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metal83 View Post
    Well the prices on Ebay seem good, so if i pick up a pair of the AQT4 on there, i'd just need to find a single 8' banana to banana for my CSi A6.

    Very hard finding someone just selling one. You might have to buy both and send me the other.:)

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    Man, i need to learn to be quicker when looking to buy something on ebay, since now the ones i wanted are gone, SOB! lol

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    Sorry .. LOL I bought them

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    Quote Originally Posted by metal83 View Post
    Well the prices on Ebay seem good, so if i pick up a pair of the AQT4 on there, i'd just need to find a single 8' banana to banana for my CSi A6.
    Consider this for a single. I think the GBC was originally somewhere between the Type 4 and Type 8 retail price wise, but it's discontinued so the price is cheap. It would be interesting to hear how it compares to Type 4 if you get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bopicasso View Post
    Sorry .. LOL I bought them
    Well i guess it's like they say, you snooze you loose...LOL
    Enjoy the cables..:p

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    What do you guys think of this add?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/2-5M-AudioQuest-...3286.m63.l1177

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    Looks legit, and its around 88 shipped. 100% feedback also, I'd jump on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bopicasso View Post
    Looks legit, and its around 88 shipped. 100% feedback also, I'd jump on it!
    I emailed the seller about shipping, and was told it usually takes anywhere from 7-14 days, but might possibly take a week or more longer because he might not be able to send them out before the chinese new year. Ugh, i'll think i'll just hold off yet again and wait for a pair that's in the US. I can't wait for what could be more than two or three weeks, i'd rather be waiting for more to show up on ebay and still have the money in my pocket..:o

    I'll just make sure to grab the next available pair that ships from the US, and keep searching in the meantime.

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    So i've spent a few hours this morning reading more about speaker cables on different websites since i'm about ready to pull the trigger. What's up with AVS forum? The majority of members there seem to bash any speaker cable that is not BJC, Monoprice, or Home Depot cable, and in turn calling everything else snake oil, including Audioquest Type 4.

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    Another vote for the AQ type 4
    Got my 12' pair from Vann's for $99
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    Ughh lol...Still can't decide. The Audoquest Type 4 are a bit expensive for me to buy new, and there are not many listings on ebay for them except for a couple of international sellers.

    The signal cable seems like it would be nice, though it will cost me about $250 for three 8' Ultra cables and three 3' Anaolog two IC's.

    I guess Blue Jeans Cable would be the cheapest route to go as far as these three companies. How do BFC and Signal Cable compare?

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    Check out the MIT's in the for sale section. He still has some available and for the price It'll be your best bet.

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    You could check here for a single (pairs also)

    http://www.usedcable.com/cgi-bin/The...ny.storefront/

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    Check out the MIT's in the for sale section. He still has some available and for the price It'll be your best bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daboyz View Post
    +1 - Thank me later.
    +II...I snagged a set of AVt2 IC's and speaker cables from Greg also. Glad I did. They're starting to open up for me now and sound fantastic. If they're still available, grab em! It's a killer deal. You won't regret it.

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    How are those MIT EXp-1 cables? I've never heard of them.

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