Monster RCA 'Y' splitters

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  1. Ron-P

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    I need 3 of them to wire up 3 Adcom amps I just bought so I can bi-amp my mains and center. Is there a BIG difference in sound quality between the basic $5 'Y' and the $15 'Y'?
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    The main differences will be the robustness of the connectors and a lifetime guarantee.

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    What I should of said was, would there be a BIG difference in sound quality. But, no matter, I just went and bought the $15 'Y's. BB has 10% off all cables.
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    Probably not, but for the small cost differential, I think you did the right thing by having your bases covered.

    What kind of adcom amps did you get? I've had good luck with them in the past, and I still use a GFA-5400 to power my Tempest.

    DJ
     
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    The GFA-535's. Picked them up for $100 each. I've been receiver based, this is my first step into seperates.
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    The splitters are what? a foot in length? That short of run, there shouldn't be any sonic differences.

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    Bruce, cables don't have to be different in length or long to sound different. I am not saying that there is going to be a difference between $5 and $15 Y-adapters, but short cables can sound different.

    A high-end dealer in my area has Cardas Y-adapters for $90 each. I hope they would outperform the Monster Y-adapters given the price differential. Cardas makes some great cables.
     
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    You can also go to www.vampirewire.com and call them (I think they are in FL and buy their 'Y' Adapters. They have a couple of models. They are a bit better than the kind with cables since there is no cable. It goes from a male RCA to 2 female RCAs and then you just run cables from the female RCAs the same as you would female RCA jacks on a preamp or receiver output. If those are too pricey (I think they are around $20/pair, Parts Express, www.partsecpress.com, has a cheaper version of the same thing and my recollection is that they are about $4.50 each or $9 for a pair.
     
  9. Mike Ilano

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    How did the bi-amping go? Is there a big difference in sound quality? I've been thinking about doing the same but I would like to hear from someone who has actually done it.[​IMG]
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    Mike, I wrote up a quick experience HERE. I have not had any time to really get in and tweak or listen. Plus, I have new interconnects coming in a week.
    I had my speakers bi-wired off my Marantz. But, going from a receiver to amps and bi-amping is a huge increase in sound quality.
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    Thanks! It'll be my next tweak it seems.....[​IMG]
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