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Analog Cables for Bluray Player

Hi all..

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Anyway.. I have an Oppo Bluray Player that has analog outputs. I wanted to get some good analog cables to connect my bluray to my receiver. Any suggestions? I was looking at Audioquest and Tributaries.

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These are all you need:
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2

You can spend a thousand times as much but it won't make any difference in the sound.
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Hi all..

First time posting in this forum.. (I think)..

Anyway.. I have an Oppo Bluray Player that has analog outputs. I wanted to get some good analog cables to connect my bluray to my receiver. Any suggestions? I was looking at Audioquest and Tributaries.
Waste of money.

Look here:

http://www.monoprice.com/Category?c_...&cs_id=1021814
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I have an Oppo Bluray Player that has analog outputs. I wanted to get some good analog cables to connect my bluray to my receiver. Any suggestions? I was looking at Audioquest and Tributaries.
I agree that you aren't going to be able to hear the difference between a $2 "bulk" cable, $4 Monoprice cable, $30 Audioquest cable, or even a $600 Cardas cable.

No need to spend big dollars, but why connect your new, high quality Oppo with a low quality cable? Why not spend a few extra dollars to upgrade to a higher quality cable to match the quality of your components?

I'm not going to say that you shouldn't spend a little extra to get a better cable even if you can't hear the difference - there are a lot of nice RCA cables for $10 to $30 - the entry level Audioquest or even the hated Moster Cable - I've used all of these and liked the quality

Belkin PureAV RCA Audio - $14
Monster MC 200I-1M - $14.20
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AudioQuest - Tower Interconnect - 1.5m RCA $27.75
AudioQuest - Evergreen Interconnect - 1.5m RCA $38.75
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Monoprice is good but then you have to order, pay shipping, and wait.

Just go to Radio Shack and don't spend any more than $10 for a set of RCA cables.

Also, did the player come with cables? If it did just use those. They are fine.

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Just go to Radio Shack and don't spend any more than $10 for a set of RCA cables.
That's one option I'd avoid, though it has nothing to do with the wire. RS cables use cheap connectors that have a tendency to fall apart and/or fail.

Why not spend a few extra dollars to upgrade to a higher quality cable to match the quality of your components?

You said yourself that doing so won't sound any better. If your intent is to impress all your friends with how pretty your cables are and how much they cost then go for it. The only person I need to impress is me, and one of the ways I do so is by not wasting money where I don't have to, leaving me with more to spend on something where the price does make a difference.
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That's one option I'd avoid, though it has nothing to do with the wire. RS cables use cheap connectors that have a tendency to fall apart and/or fail.

Why not spend a few extra dollars to upgrade to a higher quality cable to match the quality of your components?

You said yourself that doing so won't sound any better. If your intent is to impress all your friends with how pretty your cables are and how much they cost then go for it. The only person I need to impress is me, and one of the ways I do so is by not wasting money where I don't have to, leaving me with more to spend on something where the price does make a difference.
Haven't been to Radio Shack in a while, but I got some decent cables from them in the past. When I look at cables, my main concern is the quality of their construction.

I have a old Sony Receiver with both 7.1 and 5.1 inputs. My Oppo sounds great with 7.1 Analog. Mind blowing.

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Haven't been to Radio Shack in a while
To tell the truth I haven't been in one for years. I don't need another cell phone. Do they even sell radios anymore?

When I did frequent them it was only for an emergency purchase that couldn't wait, because their prices were high and quality low. If Parts Express was the first nail in their coffin lid Amazon was the last.

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Haven't been to Radio Shack in a while
For the last 8 - 10 years or so, Radio Shack had a "Gold Series" (if I remember the name correctly) line of cables that were quite nice - most less than $10 with nice connectors, strain relief, and thick wire / insulation - I used the 90 degree RCA cables on my office system and they were great. But recently, seems like this line is being closed out and last time I went in there they had a much cheaper (build and retail price) line of cables - I wouldn't use them in my system.

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Hi all..

First time posting in this forum.. (I think)..

Anyway.. I have an Oppo Bluray Player that has analog outputs. I wanted to get some good analog cables to connect my bluray to my receiver. Any suggestions? I was looking at Audioquest and Tributaries.
Does it have digital outs? Are you able to take advantage of that digital out? If so, do that.
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Yeah mbtn, I was happy with the cables I got from Radio Shack long ago. But I guess "The Times Have Been A Changin".

OP, I would use the analog outs on your Oppo. That company got their stuff together.

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Monoprice is good but then you have to order, pay shipping, and wait.

Just go to Radio Shack and don't spend any more than $10 for a set of RCA cables.

Also, did the player come with cables? If it did just use those. They are fine.
Going to Radio Shack these days and spending less than $10 for audio cables takes a non-trivial effort.

Now getting a new cell phone plan - slam dunk! ;-)
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Going to Radio Shack these days and spending less than $10 for audio cables takes a non-trivial effort.

Now getting a new cell phone plan - slam dunk! ;-)
Well you nailed that one!

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