Cables for my new HT system

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  1. VinnieL

    VinnieL Auditioning

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    I just got my first HT system, which consists of Onkyo HT510 6.1 speakers and a Pioneer VSX-D912K receiver.

    I'm going to take your suggestions and purchase 12ga SoundKing speaker wire and compression style banana clips from partsexpress.

    while i was there, i noticed a bunch of cables for a decent price(compared to monster). What do you guys think about DaytonAudio? I'm planning on getting a few of s-video cables from them:

    1. 12' S-Video for receiver to tv
    2. 6' S-Video and TOS link cable for DVD to receiver
    3. 12' Sub Cable

    Would you suggest these cables? or is something else you would suggest? Are these cables too good/or not good enough for my system? and How big is the difference between these cables and the cheapo cables they sell?
    Thanks for all your help.

    --VL
     
  2. Philip Hamm

    Philip Hamm Lead Actor

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    WHt akind of TV are you using? If it has component inputs, you should get component video cables. I would recommend saving money on cables by going with the Sound King 14g cables instead of the 12g. The 14g cables are fine.
     
  3. VinnieL

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    My tv sucks...dont have enough money to upgrade that yet...

    btw, the 12g is currently cheaper becasue partsexpress has a special running.
     
  4. Garrett Lundy

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    I firmly DO NOT believe in the maybe-maybe not advantages to expensive cables. That being said I find Dayton seaker cables to be a reasonable value. Plus they come with banana plugs pre-attached if your feeling lazy.

    In my opinion: a Toslink connector is a Toslink connector.

    I have a Radio Shack subwoofer cable. I can't imagine the Dayton Audio SW-cable is any different.

    Suprise suprise, the s-video cables that come with the equipment didn't have any difference to picture quality when compared with my friends Monster Video 3 s-video cable. (Of course I have a cheapy 27" TV. Big screens or projectors may be a different story).
     
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    DO NOT break the bank buying cables. Acoustic Research is reasonably priced, as are Home Depot.
     
  6. Joel()Les

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    Bluejeans, a sponsor here, has very reasonable priced cables but not speaker wire
     

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