MIT Shotgun cables!!!

Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,829
edited September 2010 in 2 Channel Audio
I will go on record and say these cables are one of if not the best investment I have put in my system. They are pure magic!!!

Everytime I sit in front of my rig I'm just in awe..

I really want to go with a full BAT rig but I really want the new Camaro, so I will have to wait a few to go that route...;)

Next bonus???

Oh yeah SDA's Rule!!!:)
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  • reeltrouble1reeltrouble1 Posts: 9,313
    edited September 2010
    Excellent. Sounds as if your now hearing them fully come into their own on the rig.

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  • pearsall001pearsall001 Posts: 4,333
    edited September 2010
    Nice to hear they're working out for you. Enjoy!!!
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  • hearingimparedhearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,473
    edited September 2010
    I feel the same way Larry, it's like listening for the first time . . . AGAIN!!! If I had to sum it up in one word I would say, "Sparkle!"
    sucks2beme wrote: »
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 23,831
    edited September 2010
    I think the Club Polk collective told you so!!!! :D. Glad they are working out for you. MIT makes about the best cables out there, IMO.

    H9
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  • ESavinonESavinon SRT Specialist Posts: 2,991
    edited September 2010
    I will go on record and say these cables are one of if not the best investment I have put in my system. They are pure magic!!!

    Everytime I sit in front of my rig I'm just in awe..

    I really want to go with a full BAT rig but I really want the new Camaro, so I will have to wait a few to go that route...;)

    Next bonus???

    Oh yeah SDA's Rule!!!:)

    Start selling rings for the SRT and you'll make enough to get both!
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  • HB27HB27 Posts: 1,519
    edited September 2010
    Zero wrote: »
    The Shotguns are a bit expensive for what they are.. but then again, what cables aren't? The performance is there and thats what matters. Enjoy the cables. :)

    I've bought too many cables that didn't give me my money's worth but the MIT sound like they're worth the bucks. I don't mind spending it IF I get what I wanted.

    Congrats on the cables Larry. I guess I'm next to order them.
  • hearingimparedhearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,473
    edited September 2010
    Zero wrote: »
    The Shotguns are a bit expensive for what they are.. but then again, what cables aren't? The performance is there and thats what matters. Enjoy the cables. :)

    What do mean Sean?:confused: Could you elaborate please?
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    Crap is a sound signature, isn't it?
    madmax wrote: »
    Nothing like vinyl, thats for sure.
    madmax


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  • hearingimparedhearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,473
    edited September 2010
    HB27 wrote: »
    I've bought too many cables that didn't give me my money's worth but the MIT sound like they're worth the bucks. I don't mind spending it IF I get what I wanted.

    Congrats on the cables Larry. I guess I'm next to order them.

    Joe Abrams takes the edge off the expense Harry! Give him a call. I have his phone number somewhere, I'll send it to you via PM when I dig it up.
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    Crap is a sound signature, isn't it?
    madmax wrote: »
    Nothing like vinyl, thats for sure.
    madmax


    Quotes of the year!!!
  • hearingimparedhearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,473
    edited September 2010
    PM on the way Harry!
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    Crap is a sound signature, isn't it?
    madmax wrote: »
    Nothing like vinyl, thats for sure.
    madmax


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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,088
    edited September 2010
    I will go on record and say these cables are one of if not the best investment I have put in my system. They are pure magic!!!

    Drink some more kool-aid, and have another placebo pill. Haven't you been paying attention to the X-quack and others? :D

    Seriously, I have to agree with you on the MITs. Over the summer I have added 3 pair of Shotgun 1.3 XLRs, and the Magnum digital IC to the 2 channel, along with 5 CVT Terminator 1 RCAs to the HT.

    For the 2 channel system it really opened up the sound stage, and bought so much more detail into the sound. In the HT the same thing occured, and the noise floor dropped. Before, I could hear a little hiss from the center and rear while the system was idling. Now it is dead quiet in a 5 channels. I suspect the screw on RCA connectors are responsible for that.

    Anyway, I agree with your statement that these cables are an excellent investment. Have some more kool-aid, and enjoy. :D
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  • HB27HB27 Posts: 1,519
    edited September 2010
    Joe Abrams takes the edge off the expense Harry! Give him a call. I have his phone number somewhere, I'll send it to you via PM when I dig it up.

    I got the PM info. Thank You. I like saving money.
    I picked up some Synergistic Research a couple of years ago for about 25 cents on the dollar and I've had no complaints with them. My Thorens TTs love them. Best cable I've seen on a TT by far.
    I've been playing musical cables on my main system and I've been moving sideways or backwards mostly. The MIT has been on my mind for about 6 months but they'll be the most expensive cable I've bought by far.
    Reading all the reviews here gives me some comfort about spending the bucks on more cables.
    I've spent my audio budget for the month on speakers again and I'll have to wait until October 1st for any major outlay. I might be able to raise the money selling off a few audio pieces before that.
  • mole'mole' Posts: 3,160
    edited September 2010
    i got my MIT AVt-3's and EXp-1's from Joe at an awesome price. ill be going back to him when i have the extra $$$ to get some nicer wires.
    mole'
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,829
    edited September 2010
    Kool-Aid is good MIT style!!
  • hearingimparedhearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,473
    edited September 2010
    HB27 wrote: »
    I picked up some Synergistic Research a couple of years ago for about 25 cents on the dollar and I've had no complaints with them. My Thorens TTs love them. Best cable I've seen on a TT by far.

    The last time I spoke with Joe, quite awhile ago and after the purchase of my S3s, he told me that MIT has a TT cable that will make me giddy with what I am hearing between my tonearm and phono pre.

    The problem is it is expensive more expensive then I'd care to admit. So I'm using a Shotgun S3 in tandem with my SME TT cable and have been getting great results for over two years now. HOWEVER, hehehe, I have not forgotten the TT cable he told me about and someday I hope to give it ride in my rig.

    I forgot, he did offer to let me try it in my rig for 30 days but I passed because I had already spent a lot of dough on the five pairs of S3 ICs I had purchased at the time and knew once I heard it would probably overextend myself and buy it. :eek:

    BTW I sold a pair to Antny when I sold my tube buffer to Greg so I now only have four sets and they still sound spectacular! No upgrading necessary for quite a while.
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    Crap is a sound signature, isn't it?
    madmax wrote: »
    Nothing like vinyl, thats for sure.
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  • hearingimparedhearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,473
    edited September 2010
    Kool-Aid is good MIT style!!

    I like the licorice flavor!:D
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    Crap is a sound signature, isn't it?
    madmax wrote: »
    Nothing like vinyl, thats for sure.
    madmax


    Quotes of the year!!!
  • HB27HB27 Posts: 1,519
    edited September 2010
    I've read a lot of reviews on the MIT cables and I can't find one complaint about them. No one's even complaining about the cost. That in itself tells me quite a lot about them.
    I like the Black Cherry flavored Kool Aid
  • dbaldusdbaldus Posts: 691
    edited September 2010
    Just curious, but are the prices that he has listed on this page the price that he is selling the cables for?
    http://cgi.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/search2.pl?seller&Joeabrams

    I am slightly confused because some of the ads say "Call for price" but then there is also a price listed with the ad...

    Just trying to get an idea if a full MIT upgrade would be "expensive" or "super expensive" :)

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  • bopicassobopicasso Posts: 878
    edited September 2010
    Most of his listings are for older model cables or b stock. He also can order any MIT cable you want at a discounted price, just ask him.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,204
    edited September 2010
    bopicasso wrote: »
    Most of his listings are for older model cables or b stock.

    That's not true.

    Just curious, but are the prices that he has listed on this page the price that he is selling the cables for?

    Some, yes. The ones marked call for price, no.
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,829
    edited September 2010
    Just think for most of us here we would never have to think about upgrading cables again. I don't see me thinking about upgrading cables for sometime if ever.. I would more then likely add cables not upgrade..
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,296
    edited September 2010
    Larry,

    Are you using just Shotgun IC cables or both Shotgun IC and Shotgun speaker cables in your system?

    Greg
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  • JanneJanne Posts: 139
    edited September 2010
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  • hearingimparedhearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,473
    edited September 2010
    Just think for most of us here we would never have to think about upgrading cables again. I don't see me thinking about upgrading cables for sometime if ever.. I would more then likely add cables not upgrade..

    AMEN! Brother!
    headrott wrote: »
    Larry,

    Are you using just Shotgun IC cables or both Shotgun IC and Shotgun speaker cables in your system?

    Greg

    Greg I won't speak for Larry but I have all Shotgun S3 ICs all around but my speaker cable is the MIT MH 750 Shotgun Bi-wire which is an older MIT cable and I'm very happy with it. It's a really great speaker cable but I have to admit, I've been tempted to hunt down a set of Shotgun S3 bi-wire speaker cables but the lack of funds has put the kibosh on that, thank God! Although there's a tiny little voice in the back of head constantly needling me, "are you missing anything not using the S3 speaker cables!" UGH!
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    Crap is a sound signature, isn't it?
    madmax wrote: »
    Nothing like vinyl, thats for sure.
    madmax


    Quotes of the year!!!
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,829
    edited September 2010
    headrott wrote: »
    Larry,

    Are you using just Shotgun IC cables or both Shotgun IC and Shotgun speaker cables in your system?

    Greg

    I'm using Shotgun S3 IC's and Speaker Cables.

    Here are some pics.

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104599


    .
  • hearingimparedhearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,473
    edited September 2010
    I'm using Shotgun S3 IC's and Speaker Cables.

    Here are some pics.

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104599


    .

    Atta guy, rub it in!:p

    Wow Larry, I just click that thread . . . how in the hell did I miss that thread!?! Man, I need to get my meds adjusted for sure!:eek::D;)
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    Crap is a sound signature, isn't it?
    madmax wrote: »
    Nothing like vinyl, thats for sure.
    madmax


    Quotes of the year!!!
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,296
    edited September 2010
    I'm using Shotgun S3 IC's and Speaker Cables.

    Here are some pics.

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104599


    .

    I wish you lived closer so I could hear those! All Shotgun S3 is probably phenominal! How much did that cost you for those cables? I am looking to get the same cable set up for the IC's (XLR's).

    Greg
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    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

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  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,296
    edited September 2010
    Greg I won't speak for Larry but I have all Shotgun S3 ICs all around but my speaker cable is the MIT MH 750 Shotgun Bi-wire which is an older MIT cable and I'm very happy with it. It's a really great speaker cable but I have to admit, I've been tempted to hunt down a set of Shotgun S3 bi-wire speaker cables but the lack of funds has put the kibosh on that, thank God! Although there's a tiny little voice in the back of head constantly needling me, "are you missing anything not using the S3 speaker cables!" UGH!

    Wanna send me some to try in my rig Joe?;) I am pretty happy with my Goertz Python speaker cables, but the IC's can probably be upgraded in my rig. Although I have never heard a pair of MIT speaker cables.

    Greg
    Relayer-Big-O-Poster.jpg
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • RicardoRicardo Posts: 10,502
    edited September 2010
    I don't see me thinking about upgrading cables for sometime if ever..

    Same here. It really amazes me I've had the MIT's for so long with no intention to upgrade.

    There is though one thing I think MIT could do better, and that is 0.5 m IC's and also shorter speaker cables.
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,829
    edited September 2010
    headrott wrote: »
    I wish you lived closer so I could hear those! All Shotgun S3 is probably phenominal! How much did that cost you for those cables? I am looking to get the same cable set up for the IC's (XLR's).

    Greg


    $2700 for the whole lot. I'm using two sets of XLR's.
  • hearingimparedhearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,473
    edited September 2010
    headrott wrote: »
    Wanna send me some to try in my rig Joe?;) I am pretty happy with my Goertz Python speaker cables, but the IC's can probably be upgraded in my rig. Although I have never heard a pair of MIT speaker cables.

    Greg

    :eek::eek::eek::eek: Let's see, 350 lb lead shot filled rack, 55 years old with an 80 year old body, um, come on over and if you can move that rack (mind you it is spiked through the carpet to the concrete floor) you can borrow them!:D And no you can't break it down tier by tier!:p

    Seriously though, I would but then I would have to put back inferior cabling and that will drive me nuts because I wouldn't be able to listen to the rig!:eek:
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    Crap is a sound signature, isn't it?
    madmax wrote: »
    Nothing like vinyl, thats for sure.
    madmax


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