Monster Cable vs. Acoustic Research

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  1. PeterN

    PeterN Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey guys, hate to bring up this subject again. I did a search and read a few threads. Basically, I'm getting a hook up from a friend that works at BB. I was gonna replace a few "factory" cables with some better ones.

    My question is, will I actually tell a difference between MC and AR? It seems like I've heard a lot of people do A/B's and couldn't tell a difference. Can I get some opinions here?

    Thanks
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    A lot of it depends on what equipment you are hooking up and what type of signals.

    Digital interconnect - no difference

    Audio interconnects - most likely no difference

    Video interconnects -

    - to a 40" display : most likely no difference
    - to bigger than 40" : perhaps some difference
    - to bigger than 40" and pushing HD signals : more likely
    - to a HD front projector with a 80" display : most likely

    So it's really about how-sensitive the equipment is and how much amplification/magnification is being done.
     
  3. brad_p

    brad_p Auditioning

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    Bob,

    that's interesting,size does matter! (sorry, bad humor)

    I have been very curious about the quality of different cables as well. I have a new 60" HD tv, but my new panasonic progressive scan dvd was only $120. It's hard to justify in my mind buying a $80 (MC) cable over a $40 (AR)to hook-up a $120 player. Any input to straighten me and Peter out?
     
  4. Frank Zimkas

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    I use AR cables and get excellent results for both Audio and Video. Get the AR's and don't look back.
     
  5. PeterN

    PeterN Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I'm kinda in the same boat Brad. I have an entry level audio setup right now so I can't justify spending a lot on parts that won't give me a lot on return. I figure anything is better than using the cheapo cables I have. Also, with the discount I'm getting and trying to keep my setup under a budget, its tough to choose the M/C.
     
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    brad_p Auditioning

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    Hey Frank, I looked at your HT pics - Love those Polk LSi speakers. Your obviously a man with a discerning ear. I'm biased however, I work for them [​IMG]
     
  7. Frank Zimkas

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    Thanks Brad!.....How about some free stuff?[​IMG]
     

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