"BTW,I wouldn't refer to Monster as high end wire. "
really, how about these??
Sigma Speaker/Interconnect Kit SRG SIK 131053 4,500.00 ea.
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$4,500 for a set of speaker cables is pretty high end. Do people really think that $50 wire is the only thing Monster makes (although according to the article, that would be as "high-end" as anything else.
Are these the same type of people that think the only car that Honda makes is a Civic, or have you heard of the NSX?? Just curious??
as far as the issue at hand, I have $350 cable, is it "much better" I don't know for sure, but I didn't pay close to $350 for it, so I don't care. But some people swear by power cords, magic rocks, insolator feet, etc, etc... I am a little sceptical.