Audio Video Revolution Forum  

Go Back   Audio Video Revolution Forum > Audio-Video Electronics > Cables

Cables It's all about connections. Discuss everything about audio cables ranging from balanced to unbalanced, speaker cables to interconnects and beyond.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-07-2010   #67
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Seattle, Washington
Posts: 64
Talking Re: What cables do you use?

Originally Posted by Loves2Watch View Post
I buy all of my cables and wires from for low, low prices and have not had one fail yet. Just like Dave above me, I have proven to many that cost makes no difference in cables.
Unless I need custom lengths and colors, I also prefer monoprice. I like the heavier guage ones, the savings are great, more money to spend on authentic upgrades instead of con jobs by profiteers.
Wise person. Who isn't easily parted with his money.
DaveLadely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010   #68
New Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1
Default Re: What cables do you use?

I think you have to use straight cable for connecting your PC to Modem.
sherelltarinost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010   #69
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 44
Smile Re: What cables do you use?

Originally Posted by sherelltarinost View Post
I think you have to use straight cable for connecting your PC to Modem.
Actually that would be 2-pair telephone wire. And not really audiophile-grade wire at all. Unless you mean a DSL modem or router, in which case it would be 4-pair ethernet cable. But you knew that and posted on the wrong thread, didn't you?
"I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone.
My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone."
Bjarne Stroustrup (creator of C++)

GrtGrfx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012   #70
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Abington, Pa
Posts: 35
Lightbulb Re: What cables do you use?

Whatever looks good and thick. I have put thicker cables on my DVD player to NILES splitter box. The biggest upgrade I noticed was when I replaced the power cord on my OPPO universal digital disc player. It had a real cheap ungrounded cable that came with it. I just went to the shack, found a thicker cable with a 3 prong plug, after I swapped them out, I really noticed a difference in the quality of the Oppo. I have a Monster thick power cord that I got, but it was too long, Think that I will use it for my guitar amp.
"The Grass is always Bluer on The Other side"
Alvarez guitars
Fishman pickupsl
"John 3:16"
guit30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2015   #71
New Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 3
Default Re: What cables do you use?

"That being said, I'd love to hear what others out there are using to "hook up" their systems. What have you learned along the way? What is fact and better still, what is fiction? Or if nothing else post a list of what you have. Give us a mini review if you'd like."
Andrew, what follows comes from an "old f t" music lover and frequent concert goer. During my career, now retired, I had the good fortune to have represented a number of very wealthy clients and music and audio lovers. Although I had a" triple-A system", some of their systems might buy a stable of Ferraris. As a group of hobbiests, we get together for our annual dinner between Thanksgiving and Christmas. At the dinner they were deeply discussing "ladder DACs," which totally went over my head.

When we broke up two told me that they were now going to stop by home. When we got there, they immediately unplugged my two power cables, one to my DAC and the other to my headphones amplifier. Because of my age, I had recently reduced my system to a headphones only system. My Swiss DAC recently released may be the finest available. My tubed amplifier, recently substantially upgraded by its designer is likewise, for my Stax SR 009 phones, the best there is.

So, what did we hear? We heard an immediate improvement in dynamic range and clarity, and more. I contacted the manufacturer and ordered the cables. I ordered their Signature DFPC braided cables and Firewall modules for each cable. To cut to the chase, after four weeks of burn-in the improvement is not to be believed, so say my audio "gang" and do I.

Whether you are interested in making changes, or not, at the very least check out their web site at LESSLOSS, Louis Motek.

I have no interest, financial or otherwise in this operation. I just wanted to spread the word on what I discovered. And, btw, a set of $7,500 each power cables that they recently brought by, did not hold a candle to the LessLoss "stuff!"
quanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

12, 12tc, audio, av, break, cable, cables, diy, hdmi, kimber, reference, sound, speaker, tc, transparent

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HDMI Cables LindaE HDMI 20 07-27-2013 03:18 AM
Good - Better - Best in HDMI cables. JerryDelColliano HDMI 36 01-07-2011 02:14 AM
No picture with HDMI cables rangercop HDMI 1 07-09-2008 03:45 PM
PanaWire cables Telstar Cables 7 01-01-2008 03:51 AM
What is up with those saw horse stands for cables? bryan562 Furniture & Racks 6 10-11-2007 10:35 AM

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1