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#203071 - 04/03/08 03:25 PM Monster cable vs. Monoprice
Nick B Offline
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Just listened to avrant #55 over at audioholics.com. They discuss the differences between monster and monoprice cables that they tested with Monster's equipment. This was a good podcast.

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#203082 - 04/03/08 04:16 PM Re: Monster cable vs. Monoprice [Re: Nick B]
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#203103 - 04/03/08 08:18 PM Re: Monster cable vs. Monoprice [Re: Nick B]
Avi Deshpande Offline
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Thnx for the link. Its very interesting discussion.

I really appreciate all the gr8 wisdom imparted on this forum.
I got monoprice 12 guage speaker wires over monster. A few learned folks here made me do so.

I am very delighted with those..though not hooked to axioms yet..but my pioneers sound awesome too..

Much Much appreciated..

Regs,
Avi
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#203147 - 04/04/08 04:05 PM Re: Monster cable vs. Monoprice [Re: Avi Deshpande]
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Agreed, very interesting. For those not interested in listening to all 36 minutes, the piece about Monoprice cables starts at around 29 minutes. To summarize: Monoprice's cables got top marks in the tests that were performed.
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#203207 - 04/05/08 09:50 AM Re: Monster cable vs. Monoprice [Re: myrison]
Nick B Offline
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Yeah, I guess I should have summarized. Monoprice was able to pass 1080p on a hdmi at 25 feet at 120Hz! This is important for all you projector people out there that are running longer cables. Monster also does a good job in that they can pass 1080p at whatever lenght that they make. However, even the cheapest Monster cable passed passed 1080p at its lenght. So, if you want to buy Monster (to brag about having Monster I guess) then you should buy the cheapest one in that length. Gene mentions that, Monster doesn't make the longer cables since they can't pass 1080p. These tests seem to confirm that Monoprice is the way to go. Even if you want up to 25 feet where almost all other cables start to run into problems and even if you have some source that starts sending 1080p at 120Hz(although they don't exist now?).

By the way this is just a small preview of the cable shootout that Gene is working on at audioholics.

- Nick

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#203229 - 04/05/08 10:44 AM Re: Monster cable vs. Monoprice [Re: Nick B]
rick240 Offline
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 Originally Posted By: nickboros
However, even the cheapest Monster cable passed passed 1080p at its lenght. So, if you want to buy Monster (to brag about having Monster I guess) then you should buy the cheapest one in that length.


That's not exactly what I got from my listening.

All 6' Monster cables passed the hardest test; so at 6' or less from Monster buy the cheapest.

Longer than that, the cheapest ones did not pass that test.

All of their cables were capable of their claims, plus a bit more.

The key thing for budget seekers is that Monoprice performed.

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#203240 - 04/05/08 11:56 AM Re: Monster cable vs. Monoprice [Re: rick240]
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For what it's worth, I heard it how Nick heard it, but I'm too lazy to go back again to see who is right.

(IMHO they're terribly overpriced even if you buy the cheapest version... so it doesn't really matter) ;\)

Jason
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