High quality cables for Multichannel playback ?

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  1. anthony_b

    anthony_b Screenwriter

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    When I first purchased my DVD-A player, I was able to dig out some entry level monster cable I had in my garage somewhere just to play my first multi-channel DVD-Audio disc.

    Now I'm considering upgrading my cables, is it worth it ?
    ...Which cables are you using for multi-channel playback ?
     
  2. Rob Rodier

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    That is entirely up to you. I would say yes. Many will tell you no.

    If you are interested, I know a guy who custom makes interconnects that are supposed to be very good and cheap.(I think they start at around $40 per .5 meter for their entry level cable, 99.9% silver) I can foward you the info (comprehensive). Their site is supposed to be up next month.

    I have no affiliation

    -rob
     
  3. AaronD

    AaronD Stunt Coordinator

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    IXOS makes some 6 channel analog audio interconnects, you can get them starting at around $50 from AC4L.. I don't own any of these, but it's a planned purchase for me once I get a switch and ICBM in place. Right now I'm using radio shack gold AV cables to make the connection from SACD to receiver, I can't complain. My main reason for wanting the IXOS is that I use mostly IXOS in my system and they take up a lot less space than 6 individual RCA cables.
    As far as sound quality, I just think you need quality cables. I haven't had my life changed by using $200 cables vs. $30 cables. Some people will tell you differently. If you can tell the difference between really expensive cables and good quality cables then go right ahead... It's always a personal preference.
    -Aaron
     
  4. KeithH

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    Anthony, cables can make a difference in a good system. You should consider a cable upgrade, but you will have to see if your system can bring out the differences. My home-theater system is mid-fi, so I am just using Radio Shack Gold Series and Monster Interlink 400mkII cables for multi-channel SACD and DVD-Audio.
     

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