What kind of wire do you use to connect your equipment?

Discussion in 'AV System Setup and Support' started by Matthew J Poes, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. thrillcat

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    For speakers, I bought a spool from Monoprice when I did my last theater remodel and ran it in the walls.

    For audio interconnects, I have a Rubbermaid tub of cables I bought back in the late 90s that is full of "good" analog interconnects that have been retired at one point as things moved to optical/coax, then HDMI. They range from Audioquest to Monster to whatever Circuit City/The Good Guys/Best Buy had on hand when I needed something.

    Honestly, though, I'm only using analog interconnects in one place, and that's from my turntable to preamp and preamp to a cheap Monoprice tube amp.

    I guess I'd be curious to learn if cables "age", or if there has been some massive revelation in cable technology that I'm missing out on something with my 20yo cables.
     
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    Oops. Two places. That setup and between the Emotiva XMC-1 and Emotiva UPA-700. I bought a 7-channel interconnect from Emotiva when I ordered the amp and earlier processor. They seem like a rebranded Monoprice cable, frankly.

    The original 7ch interconnect developed a short in one channel, I emailed Emotiva about it and they overnighted a replacement. Turns out they have a lifetime warranty.
     
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    I buy my speaker wire from Monoprice by the roll. I usually get the white or black sheathed 12 gauge wire, and then install Speakon connectors.
     
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    I use Monoprice 12g white sheathed in wall cable for my height channels. If I have any of my mil spec silver clad wire left(after using it for my B&O amp module wiring) I will try that on my front 3 horns, and see if I can hear any differences.
     

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