Calrad component cables?

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  1. Garrett Adams

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    I have never heard of these cables nor am I an expert on this subject. But from the looks of it, it doesn't seem like it has been shielded that well. I don't think they're necessarily bad cables. But I wouldn't consider them a bargain either IMO. Now let the experts answer you.
     
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    I haven't tried these Calrad cables, but have other ones they produce in my system. I feel they make a good quality cable at a cheap price. If I needed the type of cables in question, they are what I would buy.
     
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    I use a Calrad BNC breakout cable in my setup (i.e. VGA to 5 BNC connectors) and it works well.
     
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    My comments on Calrad stuff.

    I have some of their 12 gauge speaker cable. Some brand new and some about 6 years old. When I got the new stuff home, I realized the old stuff had changed color somewhat, and after checking, can find nothing that says it uses OFC conductors.

    I also found their stuff is primarily sold through electronics supply stores. Which is where I got mine.

    After examining many of their products at the store, I would say their products are solidly constructed, but that the materials are fair to good, but not the best.

    If you think the cables are a better priced compared to others you have seen, go for it, probably they will be OK.

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