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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Mark Hoelscher

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Posted June 12 2014 - 01:31 AM

Just wondering there is a huge price range in all sorts of different cables and was wondering what the honest difference was. I know I have read and I would assume that the more expensive ones would be less likely to break from use like moving around and getting kinked. But does it really do much other than look nice.

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   schan1269


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Posted June 12 2014 - 06:01 AM

Speaker?HDMI?As speaker wire...I have remnants from coffee pots, irons and hair dryers as center speaker wire. The wire for the main speakers in my living room is from an old canister vacuum that sucked no more...HDMI...Used to sell wholesale. I've got HDMI and HDMI/DVI cables coming out of my ass I bought for under $5 as long as 50 feet. (Vanco, our main brand...changed their model numbers to include an X. The already ridiculous wholesale cost of the "non X" was cut to 1/3 original. I bought every single cable in the building. The entire company wide stock, close to 15,000 total cables in 55 warehouses, disappeared in 2 hours)BJC, MP and PE cables all still "cost too much"...(but realize...I have jaded eyes of wholesale)

#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Mark Hoelscher

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Posted June 12 2014 - 06:44 AM

As far as speaker wire I'm running 16 gauge wire I got cheap online and my speakers are just satellite speakers so I am not to worried about that currently. Mainly worried about HDMI 3.5mm to RCA for iPhone laptop ect. And optical.

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted June 12 2014 - 07:45 AM

Let me recommend that you check out Monoprice.com for cables.  I've gotten HDMI and optical cables from them of high quality for low prices.

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Posted June 19 2014 - 04:52 PM

I think this is a very good article that explains speaker wires and why expensive ones are a waste of money.



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