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Old 07-13-2013, 04:46 AM - Thread Starter
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So.... I am about to take delivery of my speakers amps and HT processor, and will be moving in to a new HT room.

I am keen to make my own cables for many reasons, and have heard really good things about Mogami, but I am really wondering what is out there that might be better.

The amp end will be XLR, the speaker end bananas.

The more reading I do, the more confused I get. Are Monster cables the new holy grail for high performance bang for buck?

What is the difference between Mogami 3103 and Mogami 3104? What do they make their Gold and Silver cables out of?

What connectors should I get?

This is for a home theatre setup with rear speakers that are going to be about 25' from the amp, and a pair of subs that might be 14' away. in a 5.2 setup. Hopefully, once it's all in place I can tape down the cables and leave them in place for years, so it should be pretty static.

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Old 07-13-2013, 07:01 AM
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I have had very poor results with Monster cables over the years; IMO they are the very worst you can buy.

I have had consistently good results with Audioquest Cable, and am currently using a set of Audioquest Indigo bi-wire cables with my Vandersteen Treo speakers.

For making your own, I suggest Audioquest X2 cable.

I also have a spare set of excellent Audioquest Indigo bi-wire cables for sale; check the classified ads.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:54 AM
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All you need is a well constructed cable in the proper gauge, and there's no reason to spend more for brands like Monster or Audioquest. Everything you need should be available at places like Monoprice, Blue Jeans, etc.

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