What do you guys know about Ixos?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Ted Ross, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. Ted Ross

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    My local retailer carries this line of cables & their prices are cheaper than what I can get in comparable monster cable line products. I have never heard of this company till today. You input is greatly appreciated.
     
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    accessories4less.com sells this line. I picked up a Bronze series 3M sub cable which included the Y for $19 shipped. Build quality was a bit weak, with stick-on 'badges' on the connector housings that fell off, but the sound was such that I had to recalibrate and was noticeably better.

    Rubbery and flexible, but cheap-looking, look to the better cables from them unless cosmetics don't matter to you.

    - C
     
  3. Richard Cook

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    IXOS are a British make
    My own gear is wired with it and I can thoroughly recommend it
    My tip would be to leave the Bronze range alone and go for the Silver and Gold range where the build and plugs are better. Though there is an extremely good Bronze range Subwoofer cable made by them.
    Go for it!![​IMG]
     
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    I used their in wall 14/4 doubled up to wire my surround speakers, and can say that I am happy with the performance and quality. Accessories4Less carries IXOS and is a good place to do business with.
    -Dave
     
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    I use the IXOS 13ga gamma to bi-wire my front Klipsch Reference speakers. The wire is a little more than conventional Home Depot™ wire, but I like the looks. Their AV cables look interesting, but seem a little expensive compared to AR Pro cables. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm using their 11 guage wires for my front three speakers and really like it. I also had one of their interconnects (gold series I think) and it was quite good for the money (though my new silvercat was more detailed)
     
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    i like their gamma 6003 13ga speaker wire. really nice to look at in general and since sound of a wire seems to be a hot button, i'll leave my opinion of the sound out.

    kevin t
     
  8. Bob Lee

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    I used a ton of their self-adhesive flat speaker wire to hook up my side and rear surrounds. A tad pricey and a little messy to deal with, but installation was much easier than using Monster's flat speaker wire. The wire gauge they use is also thicker than Monster's, although the entire packaging is about the same thickness.
     
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    I'm using an IXOS componant video cable. Looks good and build quality is above average. Great price IMHO. I would say they are a bit better than Radio Shack, Monster, or AR cables.
     
  10. Zak Solo

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    I use IXOS scarts (gold) and IXOS Coaxial leads.

    In my opinion they feel solid and have been recommended in a number of UK Hi Fi Magazines. Namely What Hi Fi as being one of the best for all round value and performance.
     
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    I'm using Ixos XHV704 Component Cable and I also have Ixos XHD308 Optical cable on standby at the moment. I'm waiting for the delivery of my receiver: Pioneer VSXD912-S. My current receiver: Pioneer VSXD209 has only analogue inputs, so I can't comment on the Optical cable at this time. But I am impressed with XHV704 component cable.
     

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