Giving reference to a certain post mentioning BlueJeansCable, I just replaced all our front and center spkr H/T cables with Belden 5T00UP 10AWG bulk cable- the same stuff that you can find at BJC.
This upgrade (and yes, it was QUITE the upgrade), replaced my Monster XP spkr cables that I bought when I purchased our H/T sys four years ago. I was not expecting much, other than the grinning satisfaction that I was becoming one less "Monster Cable" user...
The results of my spkr cable swap were quite shocking. What I gained was a HUGE, deep and wide soundstage. Incredible. While listening to one of my favorite disks as a reference, even when switching from 5.1 stereo to 2.0 stereo, the audio effect was the same: I was immersed, enveloped in the music. It now sounded so "un-directional" in that the perception that I was right in the middle of a performance, rather than having two speakers blaring at me. (btw, I am pro musician, so I know exactly what this sounds like). Suffice it to say that my roughly $16 cable upgrade ( for 30' ) was the deal of the year for me.
I'm ordering another 70' of this stuff to do my surrounds, and wire up some new speaker cables for my old Marshall guitar amps. Monster Cable can go pound sand. (I am not using Monster Cable on my guitar amps anyway, but, well, you know...)
ALSO... we replaced the Monster ComponentVideo cable for our 4805 p/j with a 20' cable from BJC, using the Belden 7710A cables w/Canare connectors as the build materials. Again, I got better performance, and a much clearer picture (and, get this!), with a much LONGER cable. Even the inexpensive AR cable I had (to get me by while waiting for my BJC cable to arrive) gave up a better picture than the Monster Comp Cable did.
Oh, and BJC is a great place to do biz with. Fast shipping, and they sell quality products. I thought they deserved the plug for that. They earned it with me.
You just can't beat quality products made with top-shelf materials for a VERY reasonable price.
KOA- I like your way of thinking....