KnuKonceptz Cables?

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  1. MarkS

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    Looking to replace my "original" Monster speaker cables as they are old and heavily oxidized. Not sure that is affecting the sound, but cosmetically they are almost all black...
    Found a company called knukonceptz.com on eBay, but could not find any user experiences here on HT forum or audioreview.com.
    They have two items of interest, 10-gauge OFC speaker cable at $.70/ft (read: bargain) and also some nice screw-on banana connectors for $8 for 4. Links follow. On paper at least, this combination looks like a great way to upgrade at a reasonable price!
    Would like to hear any real world user feedback/experience with this company and cables. Bonus points if you upgraded from Monster cables...
    Many thanks!
    -mbs
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  2. Dan Hine

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    Well, I'm not sure how much my opinion will matter to you as I have never had Monster cable and never buy things from ebay. [​IMG]
    But you can get a better deal on the speaker wire from www.partsexpress.com
    10awg wire of 100ft for $60 or 12awg wire $30 for 100ft. That is much cheaper than KnuKonceptz wire. Better? Heck if I know but I can't imagine one really having the upper hand so I would choose the cheaper.
    I do like the looks of those Bannan plugs though. They make for a nice looking "finished" cable.
    I say try them out and let us know![​IMG]
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  3. Chu Gai

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    what difference do you think 10 gauge will offer you over the 12?
     
  4. Chip E

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    "what difference do you think 10 gauge will offer you over the 12?"

    Just curious Chu... What does this have to with the original question?

    -Chip
     
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    ......what difference do you think 10 gauge will offer you over the 12?...............

    No difference in the sound quality, if that is what you are asking.

    Nick
     
  7. MarkS

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    Guys -

    The issue isn't whether I will hear a difference between 10 gauge or 12 gauge speaker cable. I know I won't.

    The question is if I can upgrade my current cables to something that is a heavier gauge for less money than what I paid for Monster cable - why not go for it?

    I am a strong believer on diminishing returns when it comes to cables. I have upgraded all my cables from the standard garbola - it's a mix of Monster, RCA brand (Monster-like from partsexpress.com)and IXOS (although I saw some nice Liberty cables on onecall.com...hmmm). I can't see spending more than $1 or so a foot for speaker cable. Sure you can pay much, much more, but the return on investment I believe is marginal.

    That's my opinion, it is not a knock on those who have spent more. I have a mortgage, two kids and a wife that likes to shop. If I could afford better I might spend a bit more, but not THAT much more.

    I appreciate the replies, advice and feedback so far. But getting back to the original question, has anybody used KnuKoncepts speaker cable?

    -mbs
     
  8. Dan Hine

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    Mark, I've sent you a private message.

    Dan Hine
     

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