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Got my Speaker Finally! Cables?
#302033 04/15/10 04:23 PM
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SO I got my epic grandmaster 500 set yesterday and hooked it up! AMAZING!!!

I watched transformers and realized just how much I was missing with my old subwoofer!

There may or may not be a thread on this already, but I would like to get cable recommendations from everyone. I currently am using blue jeans 12 g speaker wire, and a monster subwoofer cable. (bought before I knew better)

Is Transparent Cables one of those companies that simply sells overpriced cables, or are they actually worth the money?


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bolt148 #302037 04/15/10 04:30 PM
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Congratulations! The cables that you already have are fine.

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bolt148 #302038 04/15/10 04:31 PM
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I'd stick with Blue Jeans.

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CV #302045 04/15/10 04:42 PM
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Is Monoprice past the hacking episode?


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bolt148 #302057 04/15/10 05:14 PM
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Transparent is indeed a snake oil company.

Blue Jeans all the way! Great quality cable, made in America, at good prices. Perfect fit Axiom speakers. \:\)


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ClubNeon #302058 04/15/10 05:24 PM
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Keep your Blue Jeans cables, they are just as good, well better actually, as you didn't pay an overinflated price for them.

Yes, Monoprice is over the hacking episode.


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jakewash #302059 04/15/10 05:47 PM
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Explain 'hacking episode' for those of us in the dark.


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Micah #302062 04/15/10 06:07 PM
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Re: Got my Speaker Finally! Cables?
bolt148 #302094 04/16/10 02:30 AM
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Yes, Jeremy; Transparent is simply one of those companies that sells overpriced cables, the added cost apparently being necessary to compensate for the extra expense in composing advertising lies. Both your Blue Jeans speaker wire and the Monster cable work fine, although you probably paid far too much for the Monster. Excellent low-cost online sources include MonoPrice and the Tartan Cable division of Blue Jeans.


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JohnK #302122 04/16/10 12:00 PM
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I bought all of my cables from either bluejeans or monoprice. Stick with what you have.


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