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I've got a question about a cable http://www.monstercable.com/productdisplay.asp?pin=3859 is this cable way to overpriced? or should i just make a cable myself? if so can somebody link me to some good RCA connectors, i'll be using this cable to connect my Schiit Asgard to my Sony CDP- 101 so it doesn't have to be very long. And does there a 5pin DIN plug exist? to make a new cable from my thorens TD145 mkii to my pre amp to my amp.

Thanks, William

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http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021814&p_id=2869&seq=1&format=2

 

$3 for 1 meter.

 

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http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/audio/index.htm

 

LC-1.  $30 for 1 meter.

 

I think Monster and Audioquest both have some options in the $60 range, if you want to go with a more well known audiophile brand without beating up your wallet too much..

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http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021814&p_id=2869&seq=1&format=2

$3 for 1 meter.

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http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/audio/index.htm

LC-1.  $30 for 1 meter.

I think Monster and Audioquest both have some options in the $60 range, if you want to go with a more well known audiophile brand without beating up your wallet too much..
But is monster cable any good for what you pay for?
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Monster cables have never been good for what you pay for.

post #5 of 43
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What are the 'best' rca plugs?
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What are the 'best' rca plugs?

 

the best rca plugs are the ones your budget permits, and the associated components to be used with...wink.gif

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the best rca plugs are the ones your budget permits, and the associated components to be used with...wink.gif
Nice one! neutrik will do just fine i think wink.gif
Edited by William007 - 7/9/12 at 1:16pm
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Monster cables have never been good for what you pay for.

 

Not to mention that your money spent on Monster products goes toward paying their attorneys who go around suing every business that uses the word "Monster" even though they have absolutely nothing to do with anything Monster Cable makes, like a children's ski instruction program called Snow Monsters. Or a small vintage clothing store called Monster Vintage.

 

They're shameless.

 

se

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Not to mention that your money spent on Monster products goes toward paying their attorneys who go around suing every business that uses the word "Monster" even though they have absolutely nothing to do with anything Monster Cable makes, like a children's ski instruction program called Snow Monsters. Or a small vintage clothing store called Monster Vintage.

They're shameless.

se
Yep i personally HATE monster smily_headphones1.gif i was just asking because everything they sell in the local store is monster crap:mad:
post #10 of 43

I use Van den Hul "The Waterfall" cables. Probably the best you can get without spending an insane amount of money.

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Not to mention that your money spent on Monster products goes toward paying their attorneys who go around suing every business that uses the word "Monster" even though they have absolutely nothing to do with anything Monster Cable makes, like a children's ski instruction program called Snow Monsters. Or a small vintage clothing store called Monster Vintage.

 

They're shameless.

 

se


Or attempting to sue companies that dare use RCA connectors on their cables! Didn't they go after blue jeans (or a sister company of BJC) for that, for supposedly ripping off their amazing TURBINE (TM) RCA connectors even though BJC's RCA connectors are just off the shelf and look nothing like Monsters? They were in for a bit of a shock when they found out that the owner was a lawyer who happened to know his rights.

 

Nothing with the word Monster Cable on it has ever been a good value. Aside from paying attorney's fees, your money also goes towards Noel Lee's Ferraris, which he lets his best salesmen take joy rides in. The only cables I've ever used that were broken straight out of the box or later fell apart were Monster. Lesson learned.

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Or attempting to sue companies that dare use RCA connectors on their cables! Didn't they go after blue jeans (or a sister company of BJC) for that, for supposedly ripping off their amazing TURBINE (TM) RCA connectors even though BJC's RCA connectors are just off the shelf and look nothing like Monsters? They were in for a bit of a shock when they found out that the owner was a lawyer who happened to know his rights.

 

 

HA!

 

Oh yeah, I remember that. LOVED IT!

 

se

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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post

 

Not to mention that your money spent on Monster products goes toward paying their attorneys who go around suing every business that uses the word "Monster" even though they have absolutely nothing to do with anything Monster Cable makes, like a children's ski instruction program called Snow Monsters. Or a small vintage clothing store called Monster Vintage.

 

They're shameless.

 

se


Had no idea about that.  Now I dislike them even more.

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Or attempting to sue companies that dare use RCA connectors on their cables! Didn't they go after blue jeans (or a sister company of BJC) for that, for supposedly ripping off their amazing TURBINE (TM) RCA connectors even though BJC's RCA connectors are just off the shelf and look nothing like Monsters? They were in for a bit of a shock when they found out that the owner was a lawyer who happened to know his rights.

 

Nothing with the word Monster Cable on it has ever been a good value. Aside from paying attorney's fees, your money also goes towards Noel Lee's Ferraris, which he lets his best salesmen take joy rides in. The only cables I've ever used that were broken straight out of the box or later fell apart were Monster. Lesson learned.


Read and enjoy-

 

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/interview_kurt_denke_man_who_shut_monster_cable_up

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I think that monster cable wont exist in 5 years
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