Please tell me which cables to buy for brand new mid-range home theater
I am building a new home theater system from scratch in a new-construction home that will be completed in January.
I have not bought any cables since 2008 and used to sell home theater back in the late 90s so I was brainwashed with Monster Cable. LoL
I have read many threads in this forum (and on the internet) and it seems that Blue Jeans audio cables seem to be a popular choice for mid-line quality without going expensive. Their website isn't very user-friendly and a little confusing in their explanations.
Seems like the popular vote recommends Monoprice for HDMIs, and Mogami Cables for XLR.
So here is my list of equipment that will need to be hooked up. I will use my existing Monster Cable Z2 speaker cable for the L/C/R.
82 or 85 inch Samsung LCD TV
Marantz AV-7705 Pre/Pro
Parasound A51 running main 5 channels, Energy RC-70, RC-LCR, and another set of RC-70's for rears (LoL, overkill in the rear,. maybe....haha)
Outlaw Audio 5000x or 7000x for Atmos (if 7000x, it will run Zone 3 Energy RC-70's in my bedroom)
Parasound A21 Running a pair of Energy RC-70's in Zone 2 in my home office
Dual 12" Monoprice Monolith Subwoofers
Not sure on the video source and Blu-ray player yet, I currently use a PS3 for that but I will replace it
I will have one dedicated 20A line that will have the A51 and one other item plugged into it--not sure which other piece yet.
So, I need HDMI cables, XLR cables, and maybe RCA Interconnects if I go with the Outlaw 5000x for Atmos and would then run a separate Parasound 2125 v2 for Zone 3 in my bedroom.
I will make this easy.....Please tell me which mid-line HDMI/XLR/RCA cables to purchase. I do not need the cheapest option but I am not spending thousands of dollars on them. Please include links if you want!
(I am tempted to go against everything I have ever believed and go the cheap route and try all Monoprice just to see what happens but I am hesitant....)
Love this forum and looking forward to see your replies.
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Last edited by 355F1; 11-17-2019 at 10:16 PM.