I'm driving a full setup of PSB speakers (9C, 5T, 10S (2) ) with my Denon 3803. Is the Monster XP speaker wire good enough to do the job? I hadn't check the size (gauge) of the wire until I already paid for 250' of them. DOH!
he didn't ask what he should do, he asked if it was good enough or not.
Check the gauge first, then wonder if it's good enough or not, but chances are if its around 14-gauge or 12-gauge you should be fine. Monster Cable makes very decent speaker wire, and you shouldn't worry too much about it.
Thanks guys. I made a measurement and they are 14-gauge, although that's not exactly true since Monster packed a small flux enhancing core in the very center. So the actual copper portion is slightly less than 14-guage.
I've got some xp speaker wire, and some rolls had a 14 on the jacket and some 16. I wonder if they refer to the gauge though, it seems strange that they would market the same product but have it come in different gauges.
The biggest advantage to expensive wire (compared to zip cord), assuming that the guage is adequate, is that it looks nice and will have nice connectors. I have some 12 AWG speaker wire running to my subs, and it would be nice if it looked nicer but I can just shrink wrap it someday!
Thanks for the link. I filed it away in my favorite bookmarks. I knew that Monster is Snake Oil, but I was too lazy to look into why. It must be nice to be the owners of that company. Think about how much profit they are making on these cables.
I will admit, I do own some of their product, but only because it looks nicer then some of the stuff out there.
If a company came out with wires that were a fraction of the cost and looked good, I would gaurantee they would turn the cabling industry upside-down.
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