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post #21 of 39 Old 06-05-14, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Need help selecting the right 5.1 speakers component ( Budget 1,043$ )

Ok so the cables that are available are Monster cables

1) Monster XPCIBIG - costs around 106$ for 30 Meters

2) Monster XPN WMS100 - costs around 80$ for 30 Meters.

Are expensive cables necessarily better or is the second option enough ?

I might be making my purchase today.
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post #22 of 39 Old 06-05-14, 06:32 AM
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I am still amazed with spending all that money on a receiver, and then
looking at the lower budget friendly speakers and subs.
Since the deal is done I was not going to say anything about this, but it agree completely.

Stanjohn,
When it comes to wires and cables (especially speaker wires) cheaper is better because the cheap ones work just as good as the expensive ones.
The only thing spending more money does is perhaps get you a better looking cable.
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Since the deal is done I was not going to say anything about this, but it agree completely.

Stanjohn,
When it comes to wires and cables (especially speaker wires) cheaper is better because the cheap ones work just as good as the expensive ones.
The only thing spending more money does is perhaps get you a better looking cable.
Thanks. I'll go with the cheaper Monster Cable.
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I wouldn't even buy a monster cable at all. When buying monster your paying for looks and the name. Sort of like Bose systems. Save your money.
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I wouldn't even buy a monster cable at all. When buying monster your paying for looks and the name. Sort of like Bose systems. Save your money.
I don't think they have any other cable , if they do will try to get it.
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I used to live in the Middle East, and have been to Kuwait. I feel your struggle. Finding certain things and companies to ship to you is a pain. Good luck to you and the building of your system.
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I used to live in the Middle East, and have been to Kuwait. I feel your struggle. Finding certain things and companies to ship to you is a pain. Good luck to you and the building of your system.
Thanks. Do you know if Marantz SR6008 will power Polk Audio RTi A7's without issues ?.

Some guy's at the Polkaudio forums said that no receivers can power the RTi A7 without external amplification at higher volumes and there are chances that I could ruin the speakers by under powering it.
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Your receiver will be able to power them without damaging the speakers.. Polks have high sensitivity and are easily driven. Now don't expect ear bleeding levels without distortion and your amp clipping, which you want to stray away from because you will fry those dome tweeters in no time.

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Your receiver will be able to power them without damaging the speakers.. Polks have high sensitivity and are easily driven. Now don't expect ear bleeding levels without distortion and your amp clipping, which you want to start away from because you will fry those dome tweeters in no time.
Thanks a lot for the info. I doubt I will go above 60% with the volume ever. Might baby it a lot.
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Don't get me wrong, you will be able to play loud. Real loud. It's just when you start to push limits will you strain your receiver. You will be fine without external amplification. If any reason to go that route it would be more for improving the life of your receiver than sound quality.
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