Monster Cable - Speaker Wire

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  1. Rene Rodriguez

    Rene Rodriguez Auditioning

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    Hi all,

    I am a newbie at home theater and have a question about Monster Cable speaker wire. What is the difference between the New Monster Cable MC and the XPHP? The MC cost $1.50 a foot and the XPHP cost $1.00 a foot, but what is so different between the two?

    Also, are they 12-gauge wire, because that is what is optimal for HT, right? They both have similar specs, but one cost much more? Any help???

    System:
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  2. DavidQc

    DavidQc Stunt Coordinator

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    Rene,
    I'm surprised that no one responded to you yet.

    You will find that most people here would not
    even consider Monster speaker wires for that much.

    Would you prefer to spend $100 or $150 on 100 ft. of Monster speaker wires, or $30 or so on 12 guage copper wires which are just as good?

    I do not see the value of Monster wires/cables...

    Recently, I just purchased a 100 ft. of 12 guage speaker wires from Home Depot for .30 cents/ft.
    I'd say that the $30 I just spent is well worth it.

    Good luck.
    -David
    (anti-monster wires)
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  3. JimPeitersen

    JimPeitersen Second Unit

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    David,
    I agree, MC is very overrated.
    Rene,
    Almost any decent 12 gauge wire will work for you. If you are planning an in-wall installation, then us a CL-listed 14/2 or 12/2 wire from Carol Cable, Belden, General, etc. These wires can be had for as little as .13-17 a foot in bulk.
    JP
     

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