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Mike Knapp

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This is a poll, NOT a request to determine which wires are better or a query about "do wires make a difference" so all skeptics keep your traps shut! No thread farting...I will alert a mod at the first sign of some skeptic trying to preach in here.
I will start...
I use exclusively Better Cables Silver Serpent line on all my interconnect connections. www.bettercables.com
I use VansEvers aftermarket powercords. www.VansEvers.com
I use custom made IXOS gamma weave speaker wires.
It should be interesting to see what most of us use in our pride and joys! :)
Mike
 

Jeff_A

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I use http://www.monstercable.com/ for all of my connections. Their product quality is excellent, but I feel they are overpriced. Especially when you consider that I was buying most of their upper-line products to assure that I had the best connection possible.
 

Michael Lee

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I have a mixture of wires. I have StraightWire, Monster, and ProFlex predominantly. Oh, and there are a couple of runs of Home Depot 12 gauge wire and Belden Coax and others for my multiroom audio runs.
 

PhilipG

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Dunno, but they're big thick wires, and the most expensive per metre in the HT shop I bought them at (yes, they saw me coming :p) ).
 

Jay H

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I have a bunch of Straightwire Encore II's and a Rhapsody. I also have some Monster Digital Coax cables, an old set of Monster ICs to your basic "cheap" composite cables. All the better ICs and stuff is geared towards my CD audio as that's where I want my best sound to be from. My speaker wire is basic Monster 12gauge. I had made some DIY speaker wire from Belden CAT 5 cable but I'm wondering if they messed up my rear amp as I started to get bad channels in it. So I took it out and replaced it with my original Monster cables.

All power cables are stock.

All brandname cables from Straightwire were bought used or demos. Actually about 90% of my whole setup was bought used or as demos or closeouts.

Jay
 

Tom-G

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I have no idea what kind they are, but I purchased regular old 12 gauge speaker wire from a home theater store near to where I live.
 

brentl

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Vampire Wire for the main left and right.

Acoustic research for everything else.

Brent L
 

RicP

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I use BetterCables interconnects and bi-wire Speaker Wire. All Audio Interconnects are BC's. I use a BC Digital Coax Cable to go from the Sony SCD-C333ES SACD Deck to the Perpetual Technologies P1-A and an I2S cable from the P1-A to the Perpetual P3-A DAC.

I use a Monster Interlink Digital Coax Cable for DVD->Reciever. I use a fairly inexpensive TOSLink Digital Cable for PS2->Reciever.

Video side I use BetterCables Silver Serpent Component Cable for DVD->TV.

I use Monster S-Video Cables for TiVo->Reciever and SVHS->Reciever.

I use the standard PS2 Component Cable as well.

PS Audio Labs "Mini-Lab Cable" Power Cords on my Parasound 1500A Amplifier and my Monolithic P3 Power Supply.

I also use the 20 AMP PS Audio Ultimate Outlet.
 

Jack Gilvey

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In the ht system, I've only got a digital coax cable from the DVD player (an old Monster Video cable) to the receiver, no analog interconnects. Speaker wire is white 18# stuff I got in a 100' roll at Radio Shack, I think. I use Kimber PBJ and 4TC in the music system.
 

Rob Tomlin

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I am using the Home Depot 12 gauge for speaker wire. Mostly Monster Cable for most of the interconnects.
 

Jon_B

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Better Cables - coax digital

Better Cables - sub cable

Catcables - silver cats

AR - toshlink

Monster - rca (vcr)
 

Greg_R

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- 25ft Canare component video cable

- AR S-video cables

- AR composite video cables

- Radio Shack reference audio interconnects (these are the ones with the arrows on them)

- RG6 quad shield from Home Depot for DSS run

- 12 gauge generic copper for L/R/C(sold fancy AudioQuest stuff)

- Home Depot 10 gauge (for subwoofer)

Equipment:

Paradigm Studio speakers, Denon 5700, 55" Toshiba, DV-05 DVD player, DirecTIVO
 

David Judah

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SPEAKER WIRE
Front Speakers & Center: Monster Z2 Reference
Rear speakers : Monster XP Flatwire
Sub amp to sub : Monster MC
INTERCONNECTS
DVD to TV (video) : Monster Video 3 component
DVD to processor(DVD-A): Monster Interlink 400
DVD to processor(coax) : Monster digital 200 coax
Processor to amp : Monster Reference Series
Processor to sub amp : Monster Bass 400
I use Monster primarily because I get a dealer accomodation, but I have also used Radio Shack, AR, and Straightwire in my systems in the past.
I have also demoed many different brands for short periods of time such as Audioquest, Nordost, and expensive boutique cables that I could never afford.
DJ
 

Howard_S

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I've started moving towards using Ultralink cables since I can get some discount off the retail price on those. The other options are AR master series cables. I don't know which one is better though. I figure the Ultralinks are good enough. I was going to order from bettercables but being in Canada I don't want to be hit with the brokerage fees and the exchange rate. I'm a cable guy but probably aren't willing to pay too much.
 
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John Morris

Video Interconnects:
Composite: Canare LV-61S w/true 75 ohm RCAs
S-Video: AR Pro(short); Mogami(long run to monitor)
Component: BetterCables Silver Serpents
Audio Interconnects:
Outlaw Audio PCA Cables(as of 11/30) - Primary path from SACD(5.1) to ICBM(5.1) to preamp processor(5.1) to amplifiers(7.1).
AR Pro - DVD to Sima SCC to SVHS; SVHS to pre/pro; ReplayTV to monitor; HDTV Receiver to monitor.
Digital Interconnects:
Coax: Monster Cable M Series Silver Coax Digital Interconnect(short runs); RG6QS Copper conductor coax cable with "F" to RCA adapters - 40 foot runs from DVD and HD100 to pre/pro.
Optical: MonsterCable Monster Cable Interlink Lightspeed 100 Optical Digital Interconnect
Speaker Cables:
10ga Sound King Speaker Cable
 

Vinny Petronio

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I use audioquest Granite and gibraltra cables to all my speakers and MIT terminator series coaxial Digital cables for everything else. Equiptment Parasound 2500u/parasound 1205a 5 channel amp Rp91 progressive dvd player/JVC hr-s4500u vcr/Sony SAt-850.B&W CDM7 all the way around.:emoji_thumbsup:
 

Jeffrey Noel

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For all of my speaker wires, I used 12g from Home Depot.

My optical cable is made by Acoustic Research.

For my sub, I had to get the "best"!! I use Monster Cable!

As my TV only accepts composite cables, I just use some cheap composites. No need to blow money on good composite cables when that money is going to my "New TV with Component Inputs Fund"!
 

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