Monster Cable XP HT THX certified cables

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Yoon Lee, Jul 8, 2001.

  1. Yoon Lee

    Yoon Lee Stunt Coordinator

    Jun 16, 2001
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    I'm thinking about replacing my cheapo cables that connects my 5 def-tech speakers to my receiver. I'm not out for several hundred dollar cable, and my budget is less than $100 for all 5 cables. Then, I found out about Monster Cable XT HT cables. The whole set would cost me around $100 (or less if I choose 30feet surround cable) It's got THX-certification. It's made for HT, which is my purpose.
    So, I'd like to ask you what do you think about this cable. If you have any experience on this, could you tell me if it was good/bad/ok? Please, suggest me if you know other cable that would cost around the same or less and outperforms this cable.
  2. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

    May 8, 2001
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    i'm not so sure having the thx specification is that big of a deal. there's a whole debate on whether high-quality (aka expensive) cables really make a diffeence or not. since you're on a budget, i'd cosider alternative brands.
    to me, it's more important to have a decent-quality cable of the correct thickness. i wouldn't use anything less than 12-gauge.
    there are people who say you can go to home-depot and pick up zip-cord wire there which will sound just as good. some day i'm going to test that and i'd suggest you do the same.
    buy some of the expensive monster stuff, and some of the cheaper stuff and see if you hear a difference. if not, then it's an easy choice.
    btw - i'm not doggin' monster brand in any way. i actually use their speaker wire myself...just not so sure it's worth the extra cost.
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  3. Wayne Bundrick

    Wayne Bundrick Cinematographer

    May 17, 1999
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    I used to have Monster Cable XP speaker wire. But after about five years, the clear insulation decomposed into a messy goo.

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