Looking to purchase quality, affordable interconnects

Hi there,

Looking to upgrade the interconnects in my home theater setup, particularly from my Outlaw 5 channel amp to my Denon AVR. Also on the lookout for terminated speaker wire for my 7.1 setup. I am running an all Polk setup (RTi A9s, CSi A6, FXi A6's & A4's).
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!
Panasonic 60" plasma, Denon AVR-3313CI, Outlaw 5000, Polk Rti A9's, CSi A6, FXi A4's & A6's

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,965
    The sky is the limit, so what is your budget?
  • KPGMKPGM Posts: 8
    To replace all my interconnects and speaker wire, maybe $500 Canadian, so about $75 USD!
    I know very little about this subject so any help would be appreciated.
    Panasonic 60" plasma, Denon AVR-3313CI, Outlaw 5000, Polk Rti A9's, CSi A6, FXi A4's & A6's
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,587
    Yes, telling us your budget would be a good start.

    I like Audioquest, good cables that last.

    You can look on CL for deals in your area, garage sales are good too.
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,535
    Audioquest would be a great application for what you are looking for. Buy used to keep the price down.

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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,795
    How about Signal Cable?
    http://www.signalcable.com
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,418
    ^Exactly
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,417
    edited August 14
    Clipdat wrote: »
    The sky is the limit, so what is your budget?

    How can the sky be the limit, with a title that mentions quality and affordable? I second Signal Cable Frank's a good dude and you get a discount if you mention your a Polk forum member. I'm running Signal gear on one of my setups that's somewhat similar to yours.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,131
    Doug though I'm not sure he can hit that price point exactly. His furez cables would do well in that setup.
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    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,965
    Because everyone has a different definition of what is "affordable" to them.
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    How can the sky be the limit, with a title that mentions quality and affordable?

  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,417
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Because everyone has a different definition of what is "affordable" to them.
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    How can the sky be the limit, with a title that mentions quality and affordable?

    But then there is no budget if the Sky Is The Limit or is there?
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,965
    edited August 14
    I meant that there's a huge range of prices when it comes to interconnects - the sky IS the limit. So I was asking for budget because his "affordable" might be these: https://www.thecableco.com/cables/interconnects/magnum-2-5-rca.html

    Just didn't want to assume his budget, that's all.
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,061
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,916
    Go to Zu cables on Ebay. You bid on cables direct from the factory. You can score some awesome deals.
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  • KPGMKPGM Posts: 8
    Great suggestions guys, thanks! Now just need to decide what I can afford...
    Panasonic 60" plasma, Denon AVR-3313CI, Outlaw 5000, Polk Rti A9's, CSi A6, FXi A4's & A6's
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,480
    edited August 15
    Go to Zu cables on Ebay. You bid on cables direct from the factory. You can score some awesome deals.

    I'll second this above. I've been watching them and they have been really reasonable at about 40.00 or less.
    Some of us also make our own interconnects

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,168
    edited August 18
    KPGM wrote: »
    Great suggestions guys, thanks! Now just need to decide what I can afford...

    While your thinking about that, may I propose a question.

    If you don't consider your speakers "entry level", why would you be looking at entry level cables ? Just sayin'...

    The A9's to me anyway, are not entry level and deserve a better quality, slightly warmer cable. Unless this is strictly for HT use, then it wouldn't matter all that much. Some good suggestions in the above posts though for entry level cables or budget friendly. Consider used, higher quality cables also which can be had on the cheap. Cables lose value fairly quickly and sometimes the price of new budget cables comes close to used higher quality cables. Just my .02

    I should add, that if this system is also going to be used for music, the speaker cables going to the front left and right, and the interconnects to the amp for the front left and right too, should be of better quality than the rest of the speakers that will mostly be used for HT duty.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,580
    tonyb wrote: »
    [...
    If you don't consider your speakers "entry level", why would you be looking at entry level cables ? Just sayin'...

    I guess it's too bad that they don't have Garanimals components and cables. Then Philistines like me could just match the tags to ensure proper synergy.

    I am not being quite as facetious as it may seem, either. :|

  • KPGMKPGM Posts: 8
    tonyb wrote: »
    KPGM wrote: »
    Great suggestions guys, thanks! Now just need to decide what I can afford...

    While your thinking about that, may I propose a question.

    If you don't consider your speakers "entry level", why would you be looking at entry level cables ? Just sayin'...

    The A9's to me anyway, are not entry level and deserve a better quality, slightly warmer cable. Unless this is strictly for HT use, then it wouldn't matter all that much. Some good suggestions in the above posts though for entry level cables or budget friendly. Consider used, higher quality cables also which can be had on the cheap. Cables lose value fairly quickly and sometimes the price of new budget cables comes close to used higher quality cables. Just my .02

    I should add, that if this system is also going to be used for music, the speaker cables going to the front left and right, and the interconnects to the amp for the front left and right too, should be of better quality than the rest of the speakers that will mostly be used for HT duty.

    What would recommend as a slightly warmer cable? I’ve been looking at Blue Jeans interconnects and speaker cable. Would that be a wise choice?

    Panasonic 60" plasma, Denon AVR-3313CI, Outlaw 5000, Polk Rti A9's, CSi A6, FXi A4's & A6's
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,131
    Douglas connection.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
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