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Which cables are best for my Jamo speakers?


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#1 of 46 OFFLINE   arjundeepakshriram

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Posted June 18 2014 - 08:26 AM

I need advice on the issue described above. My receiver is a Denon 4810 and my speakers are the Jamo D7 Series.

#2 of 46 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted June 18 2014 - 02:50 PM

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I don't see that as an "issue".  As long as you select the appropriate size AWG for the run length and speaker load, it won't matter too much which speaker wire you use.


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#3 of 46 OFFLINE   arjundeepakshriram

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Posted June 20 2014 - 03:25 AM

Thanks. Approximate run length is roundabout thirty feet and speaker impedance is four ohms.

#4 of 46 OFFLINE   vidiot33

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Posted June 20 2014 - 08:26 AM

I'd go for any reputable 12 gauge wire, MONOPRICE would work well and not break the bank...

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Posted June 20 2014 - 12:46 PM

Lamp cord.

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#6 of 46 OFFLINE   arjundeepakshriram

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Posted June 21 2014 - 07:10 AM

is monster cable any good as i am presently using it till i get something better

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Posted June 21 2014 - 07:17 AM

is monster cable any good as i am presently using it till i get something better

 

Monster cable isn't "bad" it's just usually way overpriced.

 

As to getting something "better"... if your current cable is 14 gauge or thicker (smaller number) then I don't think anything you do or get will make much of a difference in the way your system sounds. Despite what you may read online or in magazine ads, all you really need is 12-14 gauge copper. Everything else is snake oil and BS marketing.


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Posted June 21 2014 - 07:22 AM

sounds better than my lamp cord

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Posted June 21 2014 - 08:01 AM

sounds better than my lamp cord

Then use a vacuum cord.

#10 of 46 OFFLINE   arjundeepakshriram

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Posted June 21 2014 - 08:11 AM

do you also use vacuum cord

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Posted June 21 2014 - 08:14 AM

Monster cable looks nice but it is way overpriced, i remember back in the early nineties when i was an idiot and never knew better i purchased a Monster Scart cable for £70, back then the exchange rate was $2 to every pound so that's $140 on a 1.5m scart cable which i connected to a JVC Super VHS machine that only cost me £229.

 

That Scart cable was very well built with great shielding but overpriced, i still have it but have no real use for it now.

 

I have learned my lessons over the years and know my hobby better, get the Mono Price 12 gauge cables for the run you need.


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Posted June 21 2014 - 08:58 AM

Many of my speakers are ran with remnants from dead small appliances. Coffee pots, hair dryers...pretty sure I'm using one from a curling iron.My once powered JBL(Bought dead at a garage sale for $5) uses the power cord. Cut the insides off, rewired to the speaker leads. Cut plug off the other end. Had it passive within 5 minutes of getting it home. 2 minutes later had an amp dusted off...My bedroom uses wire that cost more than Monster. But, funny story...The cord is a blue winter outdoor power cord. Was 150 feet(price one next time at Lowes). Used it to plug the truck in while it sits out at the road. It got mangled up by a snow blower...Not just any snow blower. A 60" mounted to the front of a Kuboto 4x4 tractor. (Neighbor was being nice and plowed a makeshift drive through the yard)So the 80 odd feet that was left...was repurposed.

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Posted June 21 2014 - 09:25 AM

Seriously, just get monoprice 12ga ofc and be done with it.

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Posted August 09 2014 - 11:19 PM

Just got Monster THX Surround Cable.

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Posted August 10 2014 - 06:11 AM

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Posted August 12 2014 - 06:25 AM

Monster THX =( Can you take it back?

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Posted August 12 2014 - 06:44 AM

Try to make this easier....

 

For Monster - 100' of 16 Gage - $29.88

 

-- For the same 100' of 16 Gage - Monoprice - $19.55 -- would not be able to tell the difference in sound...and you have an extra $10.33 in your pocket...

 

-- For about the same money (an extra 6 cents) as 16 Gage Monster - can get a 100' of 12 Gage - Monoprice - $29.94

 

--- Monster is all hype and marketing.....and you are paying extra for that....



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Posted August 12 2014 - 07:27 AM

It kills me when people interchange "wire" with "cable".

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Posted August 12 2014 - 07:51 AM

Well, when speaking of Monster, you should use the "higher end" Frenc[font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"]h pronunciation... cablé[/font] (cah'-bluh).

 

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Posted August 12 2014 - 09:07 AM

Monster cables are fine but they are overpriced.

 

I was speaking to someone who used to be a salesman in an electrical shop and he told me they got good commission on selling those cables and that is why they are pushed hard above cheaper options which do just as good a job.


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