Post by The Mad Norseman on Aug 19, 2013 16:14:54 GMT -5
I use all cables from Blue Jean Cables, and they're a terrific combination of quality & value, and I'd highly recommend them! But I understand that Monoprice also has a good reputation as evidenced by the multiple positive postings on this forum!
All my hdmi cables are from monoprice. Two of them are 25'. They run from my display to my umc-1 and soon to be purchased bdp. Picture is top notch. I also have some of their interconnects. When I first purchased my xpa 5 I had a bad hum in my system.It was connected with some acoustic research cables. After some playing around for awhile I changed out the AR stuff for 5 monoprice coax cables. Hum was gone. I guess the monoprice had much better shielding. I think Andrew Robinson had his reference system hooked up with all monoprice cables at one point. I think they are very high quality cables for a good price.
Pre pro: UMC-1. Amplifiers: Crown xls 1500 x 6. Source: Oppo bdp 103. Power conditioner: Monster hts 2600 mkII. Fronts: Polk lsi15. Center: Polk lsi 9. Surrounds: Polk lsi 7. Subs: SI HT 18x2.
Post by macromicroman on Aug 19, 2013 17:46:13 GMT -5
I have used many monoprice cables both HDMI and interconnect. They all worked very well.
Klipsch RF-7 ii Left and Right Klipsch RC-64 Center Klipsch RW-12 Subwoofer Klipsch RW-12d Subwoofer Klipsch RS-52ii Surrounds LG 60PX950 60 inch 3-D Plasma LG BD-580 Blu-Ray Player Marantz AV7005 processor Emotiva ERC-2 CD Emotiva XPA-5
I've not purchased from Monoprice or Blue Jean, but I have had good luck and great customer service from dCables. I had a dCables HDMI cable go bad after a few months, and they sent me a new one for free and didn't even require I send the old one back.
XMC-1 DIRAC Full; Oppo 105/Roku Ultra to Panny AE4000 w/106" screen; UltraRendu to LH Labs Geek Pulse X-Infinity; nCore nc400's or Prima Luna Premium Prologue to Maggie 1.7's; Rythmik F25; XPA-5 to CC-470v3 Center/ERD-1's; Thorens TD166 MkII/Denon DL207/XPS-1; 5-zone Sonos w/Def Tech AW5500's @ deck/pool/master bath & Sony SS-MB105/Polk R10 @ great room & kitchen. Two headphone setups: Hifiberry/BasX A100 and Allo BOSS/Schiit Asgard 2 (each to Senn 600's). PC w/Airmotiv 3b's. Roon user.
I'm a big fan of Monoprice. All my HDMI cables come from them as well as many of my other A/V cables. They are great for computer cables too. Most of their stuff is so cheap I often order extras in different lengths just in case. They also have power cables in 1', 2' and 3' lengths, and up to 25'. I find the shorter ones great for reducing cable clutter.
I love how they've been branching out. I've got one of their 27" monitors now, and I'm considering their multi-format projector screen for my new house.
Post by paintedklown on Aug 19, 2013 20:04:34 GMT -5
I am currently using a mix of Monoprice and Emotiva X series cables. I use the Emo cables for my XLR connections and Monoprice for everything else (including speaker wire), save a Sony HDMI cable I use on my PS3...but I got that for free.
I have had great luck with all of my Monoprice cables over the course of several years now. Low cost, and (so far) none have failed on me.
most of all my cables of all types are monoprice. Never had a bad one. But I too think the rcas were a little too tight. So tight I cracked a solder on my xpa5 and had to send it in. so I switched to xlr
Speakers- Klipsch Rf-83, Rp-450c, Rp-240 Samsung 58" 4K Panasonic bluray Belkin pf-60, Cmx-2 Comcast X1 cable box Everything else is in process of upgrading
I like monoprice, I use them. Some of their jacks can be a bit tight but nothing preventing them from functioning.
Transport: Sony BDP 5100 Blu ray player spdif PC using Musiland Digital Times WASAPI via BNC connection - DAC: DC-1->XLR XPA-1 , RCA->Basx A-100 CD: Denon DCD 600 PCM 61 DAC. RCA Amp: XPA-1 gen 2 using XLR connections. Speakers: Axiom Audio m80 V3, Sennheisser HD700 headphones. two pairs 12 guage each bi-wire speaker cables per monoblock Headphone amp: Basx A-100 (INCREDIBLE VALUE!!)
Other equipment: Asus Xonar essence ST Behringer UCA 202 Sennheiser HD600