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Old 01-31-05, 05:04 PM
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I am sure this has been asked a lot but looking for best price on cables.

I just bought my first HDTV and now will need to get cables to make the most of it. I am looking for good prices on component and coaxial cables. I know Monster cables are incredibly over priced but I am looking for good quality with out the Monster Ouch! to my wallet. I am using optical from my dvd player to my receiver but need a better sound going from my tv to my receiver. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-31-05, 06:24 PM
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I haven't purchased from them but have heard, again and again, that Blue Jeans Cable produces a great product at reasonable prices.

For the even-more-budget-minded, Acoustic Research products are apparently also a good value; the Performance Series can be found at Best Buy and at numerous e-tailers, and on FleaBay for considerably less. The Pro and Master Series cables from AR, their higher-end stuff, are supposedly excellent.
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Old 01-31-05, 07:37 PM
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I bought some "older" Acoustic Research cables off E-Bay recently and I know I couldn't have bought them here in town at the price I paid for. These are "new" but like last or previous year model. Stock over-runs,store closing-who knows or cares. I got two of the top line 6' Optic Cable that was two years old ,still new in the box at $10 each. There was still a price tag on the packaging that was - $50 each!

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Old 01-31-05, 07:49 PM
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I purchased several cables for my theater from www.bettercables.com
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Old 01-31-05, 08:32 PM
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I purchased several cables for my theater from www.betterables.com
I think Brian meant Better Cables
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Old 01-31-05, 09:06 PM
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That's what I've been using...Acoustic Research Pro Series II. Moderately priced (between high and low end cables) and makes my stuff look and sound great.
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Old 02-01-05, 09:51 AM
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another vote for bluejeanscable.com excellent cables at a relatively (relative to quality) great price. I also have a few arproII cables and ar master series cables - I'd say that the ar master series component cables compete well with the bluejeanscable component cables in build quality - although I'm not sure what cable was used for the ar master series cables. I would steer away from the vanilla acoustic research cables, I believe ac4l.com has an ongoing sale on the ar pro1's and ar pro2's
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Originally Posted by K&AJones
I got two of the top line 6' Optic Cable that was two years old ,still new in the box at $10 each. There was still a price tag on the packaging that was - $50 each!
Just a note. There is absolutely no reason to pay more than the minimum you can get away with for Optical cables. I'm all for getting good quality speaker cables, coax, digital coax, etc, but I buy my Optical cables for $1.99 off ebay. The ONLY possible reason to pay any more than that is for good connectors (mine are a little cheap and could potentially come loose if I pulled them in and out repeatedly) as there is no possible way for the digital signal to degrade in anyway. Don't believe the hype about "reducing jitter" or any of that other crap. It's a scam plain and simple by the cable manufacturers to get you to pay $50 for a fiber optic cable.
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