Does anybody use Phoeinx Gold Cable for thier home theaters?

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  1. Bob_Lawrance

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    I have some of this cable, I was wondering if I should up grade.
     
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    My entire rack is Phoenix Gold entry level stuff (about $5 for a 6' interconnect), and thats a sh*t pile of cable.

    Of course, cables are the most controversial topic in all of audio (and thats saying something, IMHO). I personally would spend my money on good sounding software rather than cables, were I you.

    And just to begin the decent into the mud where this thread is ultimately headed, I recently won a Nordost Blue Heaven interconnect. This things lists for $300! I A/B'd it against my old standby Phoenix using Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks SACD. The result? My ears heard no difference whatsoever, so I traded it in even on a phono pre-amp. I feel like I got the long end of that stick.

    At the end of the day, you need to swap a cable and do your own A/B test. Don't let me or anyone else tell you that a cable does or does not make a difference. Its your ears and wallet that matter.

    BGL
     
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    Brain

    Most of my cable is Phoenix Gold Cable. I do enjoy it, even my speaker wire is Phoenix Gold.
    Did you buy your cable from local store?
     
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    No, it all came from Parts Express.

    Actually, I should say that all my interconnects are PG. My speaker wire is RS Supercable. Video cable is a mix of vendors.

    BGL
     
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    Since your eyes are more sensitive than your ears, I tend to favor budget audio cables and good quality (bit more expensive) video cables.

    Phoenix is probably fine for audio, subwoofer and coaxial-digital.

    You might even keep it if you are running standard component video to anything and dont notice any problems.

    But if you are running progressive video or HD video: Check to see if your cables say anything about "HD Rated" or "HD Compatible". If not, then consider upgrading to something ment for the higher frequency signals.
     
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    Brian

    There is nothing wrong with your ears trust me.[​IMG]

    Robert
     
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    I know that....just wanted to avoid the normal cables matter/cables don't matter dogma![​IMG]

    BGL
     

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