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Genesis Speaker cable question?

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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Mike<> C

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Posted October 13 2009 - 08:12 AM

Genesis Cable Systems Audacous, 16/2, oxygen free does anyone know anything about this cable, is it any good?

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   David Willow

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Posted October 13 2009 - 11:37 AM


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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Clinton McClure

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Posted October 13 2009 - 07:38 PM

Mike - Raw speaker cable is best bought from a hardware store (read: Lowes, Home Depot, etc... or places like Monoprice as David has alluded to) in spools where you will pay 25 - 35 cents a foot. For a finished cable, if you pay over a dollar a foot, you are overpaying. Some can be had for 50 - 75 cents a foot online.

Just an example: I was looking for a passive USB extension cable last year. Best Buy carried a 6' Belkin cable for somewhere in the neighborhood of $40. I bought a 10' cable from a company on Amazon for $2.99 shipped. It's all in where you look.

Oh yeah... For future reference, don't believe anything Monster Cable tells you about their wires/cables. They are the BOSE of the interconnect world.

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Ed Moxley

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Posted October 14 2009 - 01:27 AM

I use 14 AWG speaker wire I bought from Lowe's. A 100 ft. spool was about $25. It works very well. No reason to spend big bucks for wire or cables.

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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Jeff Gatie

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Posted October 14 2009 - 02:55 AM

 Genesis Cable Systems Audacous,
The correct term should be Audacious, because that's what they are for charging $600+ for a piece of copper and plastic that cost them 1/10,000 of that to manufacture.  Even more accurate would be calling them Genesis Cable Systems Grand Theft.

There is nothing, absolutely nothing, invented in the last 100 years of copper wire manufacturing that can justify charging $1.00+ per foot.

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