Originally Posted by King Titus
Wrong again, please tell me how a cable can make a difference? Even since the wire inside a component or speaker is basic copper and lets not forget the huge amount of basic copper that makes up the voice coils on your speaker drivers.
I don't believe speaker wire brands make any difference as long as the gauge is right for the amount you run.
And I think Monster cable is a bunch of nonsense.However,
I was hooking up a subwoofer for a friend and I used a fairly decent RCA cable. She was getting some humming and static when I used it. I tried the other identical cable and got the same thing. It got really bad when it got closer to the electrical outlet.
I just happened to have a 25' LFE cable (I hate to admit it was the cheaper Monster Cable brand as I think Monster is a joke). I bought it when CompUSA went out of business for like $16. Again, this was not their "rediculous" quality cable.
So anyway, I hooked it up to her sub and guess what? The hum was totally gone, even when drapped over the electric line.
Now granted that the Monster cable was likely shielded and the other RCA cables were not. But honestly, the other cables were good cables and a decent brand (Pheonix Gold I believe). The Pheonix Gold were nice thick cables, not those cheesy RCA's.
No, I don't think Monster cables are better than other cables in their class. But, you can't just say the same gauge RCA cables are all the same. Because some are sheilded which I assume is what made the difference for me. Now I'm sure most shielded RCA's are the same, regardless of brand.
Just as a note, I use some Phillips 14 gauge speaker wire that you get from Lowes for $29 per 100'. Nothing special, no Monster junk, not expensive, but okay. I think it's cheaper than lamp wire, but looks pretty good.