Originally Posted by october16
On my first out for a buy of 'high end' audio and somewhere in there HT, I have locked down and paid for Focal Chorus 726V and Cambridge CXR200 AVR. Through this course of a month, I have come across many opinions that helped me tremendously and one that now comes in the picture. Cables and Wires. I have read at various places that these hold great significance.
What would you guys suggest I use for connecting:
1. AVR to Speakers (Around 2.5 metres)
2. Which HDMI and Optical for AVR to TV
3. And considering there are many ways to connect b/w TV, AVR and Bluray Player. What would be a good layout.
I also have a question about BD player. I seem to like what I have read about the Oppo BD 103 (Non Darbee). Now, while I understand that amp and speakers would be a big risk to buy from Amazon US, considering after sales and stuff. Would buying a BD player be risky too? Considering we play mostly the US region for our Blu Rays (I do). And there's very little service required anyway within the warranty time frame. Opinions would be nice to get.
And last, though I live in Mumbai with almost no power cuts and or fluctuations, would it still be advisable to install a stabilizer or connect through a surge protector?
Your response will be greatly appreciated.
Speaker cables should be 14 gauge PURE COPPER stranded wire, such as MONOPRICE #2748
I suggest the OPPO BDP103; you may be able to order it direct from the OPPO website. The Marantz UD 5007 is another excellent universal player.
Make sure the HDMI cables are rated for HDMI 2. I use the Amazon High Speed HDMI cables and they perform very well.
I suggest that you plug all of your gear into a battery BACKUP UPS unit, which will provide superb surge and power outage protection, plus give you a few minutes to keep running your equipment while you do an orderly shutdown. It will also protect against lightning strikes in most cases. I get my units from APC. I have had ZERO equipment failures using these in 30 years despite frequent lightning and power outages.
The type used for home computers will work fine; get one that is rated for at least 1200 VA. (for India, APC has the UPC 1500 BACKUP UPS PRO, MODEL BR-1500G-IN) (apc.com)
Is your electrical supply 240 volt or 120 volt?