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Speaker Cables Delivered to Canada-Recomendations
#329891 11/29/10 10:22 PM
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All, I need some quick advice from those of you on my side of the border (Canada).

I need to install an HT for my in-laws and have it functional in time for the Christmas holidays as a result of a recent move. We already have all of the components, speakers and interconnects from the old house, but I need to get speaker cable within the next 2 weeks for the installation.

Can anybody recommend where is the best place to get good cable cheap within the next week or so?

I assume monoprice is one, but I am not sure of delivery time and duty fees to Canada. Anybody with experience to share is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance all!


Dan
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cb919 #329894 11/29/10 10:32 PM
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Axiom has VERY good speaker cable and not obscenely over priced either.

Monoprice as you mentioned, delivery to me from them has always been within a week.


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jakewash #329895 11/29/10 10:34 PM
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Thanks Jay. Any duty or import taxes to be aware of with monoprice.com?


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None that I remember, if there was it wasn't much.


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cb919 #329901 11/30/10 12:38 AM
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If it is a relatively small package with moderately low value and coming by mail, other than maybe sales tax, you shouldn't face any other charges. The biggest problem I have ever faced with extra charges was overland shipments via UPS. Avoid this method like the plague, UPS are scam artists when it comes to brokerage charges, especially when it is shipped in this manner.

Just make sure to confirm with Monoprice whether there may be shipment options with different companies which is usually connected to speed of delivery.

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cb919 #329915 11/30/10 05:46 AM
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Go to the Home Depot and get a 75M roll of 14 gauge for about $80.00. All you need.

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I've had the same experiences as Jason and casey01 re: Monoprice. I've used them many times over the past year, prices are incredibly low, quality is good, delivery time is a week or so (to Burlington, ON), delivery costs are low, and duties are low to none.

I've also used these guys http://www.infinitecables.com/index.html
Their prices aren't typically as low as Monoprice but they are in Ontario (Markham).

Bob

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Thanks all. I actually forgot about checking Home Depot. I assume the quality of the cable from Monoprice is good? No complaints with flexibility, covers stripping, wires breaking etc...?


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I haven't bought their speaker wire, but I've been REALLY impressed with the quality of everything I have purchased from them. And there's been quite a bit of it. smile


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tomtuttle #329948 11/30/10 09:51 PM
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I bought their 14AWG Enhanced Loud Oxygen-Free speaker wire and really like it.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/produc...=1&format=2


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