Need economical cables ....

Need 2 6 foot runs of 14 gauge cables ....
Any economical suggestions?
I’m talking like Blue Jeans economical ...
Their 14 gauge cables are almost a half inch thick ... too unwieldy....
Thanks

Bk
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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,522
    @Clipdat Has mentioned the Krukonceptz Krux is a good wire that isn't too expensive. DIY is pretty cheap at $3 and some change per foot. You can get wire that is already terminated on Ebay.

    The smallest they have is 12g though.

    Drew, were these hard to handle, bend, heavy in any way?
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,129
    I was going to mention the Krux cable, but it's pretty big because of how all the individual wires are braided together. Also as a result of that it's fairly heavy. Seeing as how the OP didn't like the BJC cable, I figured he also wouldn't like these.

    That being said, the price is right, as is the performance. I highly recommend trying these out if they fit your budget: https://www.ebay.com/itm/KnuKonceptz-Krux-Interlaced-Braided-8-Gauge-Speaker-Cable-8-Pair-w-Banana-Plugs/392222051240

    They're also available in bi-wire.
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 939
    To be sure, speaker cables? If so, you can't beat Monoprice 14AWG pure copper cables for price. You can find that at Home Depot or Lowe's...or Amazon.
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,082
    Monoprice or Amazon Basic
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,852
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I was going to mention the Krux cable, but it's pretty big because of how all the individual wires are braided together. Also as a result of that it's fairly heavy. Seeing as how the OP didn't like the BJC cable, I figured he also wouldn't like these.

    That being said, the price is right, as is the performance. I highly recommend trying these out if they fit your budget: https://www.ebay.com/itm/KnuKonceptz-Krux-Interlaced-Braided-8-Gauge-Speaker-Cable-8-Pair-w-Banana-Plugs/392222051240

    They're also available in bi-wire.

    For that price you can also win a ZU audio auction for speaker cables FYI...haven't heard the Knus so I have no idea how they compare...
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  • helipilotdoughelipilotdoug Posts: 1,226
    We have a great 14 gauge cable we can make for you, our Bravo 14 AWG OFHC Speaker Cables. Or I can put together a DIY kit for you if you'd rather do it yourself. PM me if you are interested. As a Club polk member you get a 10% discount.
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  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,430
    We have a great 14 gauge cable we can make for you, our Bravo 14 AWG OFHC Speaker Cables. Or I can put together a DIY kit for you if you'd rather do it yourself. PM me if you are interested. As a Club polk member you get a 10% discount.

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  • gyosagyosa Posts: 214
    edited July 14
    Found some Kimber Kable in my box of forgotten stereo stuff ...
    2 , 6 foot pieces ....
    Forgot I had it ...
    I bought it in the late 80’s - early 90’s .... was rather expensive, I thought , at the time ...
    Used it on my B&K with the Polks .....

    Also found some brown/black Kimber Kable ...
    I remember one was more expensive than the other ... can’t remember which , though ......

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    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 568
    Enjoy. Vintage Kimber Kable should be better than any of the brands we were discussing.

    But after 30 years it would be a good idea to cut off an inch and get to the bright wire.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,110
    Do yourself a favor and use that money to properly terminate them. I'm sure Doug could help you with that too if you needed assistance.
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 214
    edited July 15
    Will do ...
    Also found a bunch of interconnects by MIT and Vampire Wire ...
    Totally forgot about that box of old forgotten stuff from back before I got married and had a kid !
    The days of tape decks , turntable's and CD players ....
    Ha ha ...


    Bk
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,109
    Glad you found it before you purchased new stuff. I always seem to find my hidden/forgotten stuff after the fact.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,110
    Sell off the rest and keep the Kimber.
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 214
    edited July 16
    Anyone know which kimber is the better stuff ?
    Looking at their website , looks like the black/grey is - assuming it's the same stuff...
    Both are 8 strands .
    Bk
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,817
    Black Gray Kimber is VS
    Black Brown Kimber is PR

    VS > PR
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,852
    tonyb wrote: »
    +1 for Monoprice -- You don't need to spend more than Monoprice for speaker cables.

    +1 for Blue Jeans cable, when it comes to interconnects.

    Yeah right, and all you need is a Yugo for a car too.

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,300
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    +1 for Monoprice -- You don't need to spend more than Monoprice for speaker cables.

    +1 for Blue Jeans cable, when it comes to interconnects.

    Yeah right, and all you need is a Yugo for a car too.

    Don’t forget miller light for beer and a jug of burgundy for wine!

    You don't know what you are talking about. All you need is Colt 45. Miller and the Jug are snake oil.
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  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,343
    the champagne of beer!
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,082
    Actually Monoprice has stepped up some of their wire offerings
    https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=33839

    The normal in-wall stuff is not bad. No, I didn't say great, just not bad. Better than Home Depot lamp cord.

    The clear jacket Monoprice stuff will turn green in 6 months to a year.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,430
    In-wall speaker wire is more permanent which is why it should be a better quality cable. Your system over time evolves for the better I would hope, so why leave a not so great cable in the walls to run it.

    At least for the front 3 speakers, surrounds don't need great cables because they handle ambient sounds.
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  • Blue jeans cheap, and neutral sonically, tight bass = CAT5. Have used for interconnects and speakers, also is a great internal wire. DH labs silver over copper 14 ga does many things very well, you could spend more and get less. Also I have used DH ic wire for tweeters, very very good. Small guage is fine unless you run at 50 watts all the time. OK so this is rhinestones on a jean jacket spelling out Jersey Girl.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,943
    edited September 2
    Strictly FWIW:

    I outgrew my CAT5 infatuation about a decade ago -- although there's still a little floatin' around here (e.g., inside my Duplex cabinets). Need to do something about that one of these days...

    Nowadays, I like this stuff -- though perhaps not for y'all with monstrous powered amplifiers driving low-sensitivity loudspeakers, though, I'll readily acknowledge.

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  • gyosagyosa Posts: 214
    I’ve been using the Kimber VS (black / grey ) for the last month or so ....
    Sounds great ....

    Bk
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • BDTBDT Posts: 208
    I've always had good luck with Signal Cables........
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