So in 2004 Cayman was hit with a cat 4 or 5 (depending on who you talk to). I had lost all me av equipment, which was under 6 feets of ocean water, and every thing else I owned - but it was insured so no worries.
Interestingly as I tried to salvage some things I did save the monster cable banana jacks that I could find. I was just reading a post on speaker wire and it made me think about them. I was showing these to my wife the other day and they litterally look as if I bought them yesterday. I've bought a lot of items from various places (from "high end" shops to monoprice). I don't like to overpay and try not to fall prey to marketing and hype but these things litterally went through a hurricane unscathed.
FYI after hooking up the monoprice banana jacks and testing with the monster cable I couldn't tell the difference. I don't know if the monoprice gear can go through a huricane though???
Temporary setup - 2.1 - Denon 1713 AVR, Denon 3313 BRD, Infinity SA-500 and Monitor Audio 360 Sub