Will THX Cert. speaker wire make a difference?

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  1. AdamHassan

    AdamHassan Auditioning

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    will this 14 guage speaker wire make a difference with my home theater. It is CL3 rated, By the way I have a Onkyo 6.1 channel reciever and I got JBL THX certified speakers that handle 100 watts RMS
     
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    It depends on what you are comparing it to. Mostly THX is a marketing ploy. I read somewhere else on this forum where someone said that it is "something of a standard" in this crazy obsession we all have. To me, I think it is more bragging rights than anything else.
     
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    THX is a spect to which products are measured. If they meet the requirements (have certain required features, meet various testing criteria), they are certified. I really don't see how one can certify WIRE, and I wouldn't worry about it for something like speaker wire.

    Does certified gear really buy you anything? Not enough for me to spend any time or money on it.
     
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    Can a THX certified person tell us what parameters are being used to get a THX wire certified?
     
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    THX certified person? [​IMG] That's a good one. Anyway about the speaker wire. I'm assuming your talking about the Monster Home Theater XP wire, which happens to be THX certified, if you are all I can say is steer clear. It is poorly made. I purchased the type with the pin connectors already in place and when I went to hook them up to my speakers three out of five of the connectors came off! As for sound quality I can't really say because it is all I have used with those speakers, but it sounds ok.
     
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    My understanding is you have use a THX certified electrical engineer with THX certified needle nose pliers and THX certified wire nuts to make all terminations. Otherwise the rating is reduced from "THX Certified" to "MIDFI." I believe they(engineers) work relatively cheaply say around $80 an hour. I thought about getting into the industry myself but they wouldn't accept me when they found out I passed the civil service exam.

    2,3,4.. Laugh
     
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    There is nothing wrong with XP. The connectors are another issue. Buy your own banana plugs, forget the pre-terminated Monster cable for exactly the reason mentioned (I don't like pin connectors at all anyway).
     

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