Only if you've confused the syntax difference between my "monster cable
BS", versus your "monster cable _is_ BS".
The argument about how Monster cable _sounds_ is arguably the BS part
... just like with the Strad. In that regard, beauty is in the eye of
the beholder, as it always is.
And your confusion leaves out the unarguable fact that Monster cable is
(or has been) a well made product with redeeming qualities other than
it's individually, and subjectively perceived _sound_.
Monster cable have alway been well made, the marketing was aimed at
the audiophools who would buy it cause of the sales pitch. Monster
speaker cables are a pia, the inner core (plastic fibers) make it a
real pain to strip and tin.
The Strads have a long history of players who owned them and played
them, the history is a big part of the want of one.
I have a monster cable that originally was sold to me with my
sub-wolfer, and it plugged into the Yamaha receiver/amp.
In our new home the Yamaha sub out is plugged into the wall, on the
opposite side of the room the monster cable is plugged into the wall for
the sub. Moot point at this stage I guess. ;~)
I never bought a Monster cable for audio purposes, only took one
listening session in the studio environment to determine that the
expensive was not justified ... IOW, no bang for the buck.
As I stated in another post, I own a Monster cable "instrument cable",
which I use for my basses ... and often in the studio when a player
being recorded was having problem with hum ... it is right up there with
the best ones I've owned.
In the final nut cutting, Monster cable is no different from a Festool,
or a Stradivarius, in both perceived value to the user, and what he
wants/needs/uses it for.
Not trying to argue with you here but in most all cases the cable,
Monster or otherwise, are a link between units. Now if you are simply
saying that the Monster instrument cable is better, quality wise, than
what you can find anywhere else, I totally understand and would have to
My issue with what I used to see was that Monster cables speaker wire
were simply wiring with insulation. It had no ends other than stripped
away insulation. As I recall the cable inside the insulation appeared
to be 1/4" thick. As it exited and was bare wire, but soldered on the
end, it looked like 14 gauge wire. I thought smoke and mirrors. No
doubt it was better than regular home stereo speaker wire but I
seriously doubt any better for the price than lamp cord, which was
probably 8~10 times heavier than speaker wire.
Waaaaaay back when I had 4 relative large home speakers. Each had 12
woofers, mid-range and tweeters and for years I was using regular
speaker wire to power them from a Techniques 85 watt per channel RMS
receiver. That was in the mid 70's to early 90's and it sounded great.
FF to mid 90's and I up graded my receiver to the Yamaha and more watts
RMS to the same wires and speakers. It also sounded great.
BUT then I decided to try out the heaver gauge lamp cord speaker wiring
and WOW that made a heck of a difference. Higher and more crisp highs
As far as the bare ended Monster speaker wires go I think you are paying
90% for appearance and maybe 10% improved performance over standard
As a commercial recording studio owner/recording engineer for over 20
years, with hundreds of albums/recording projects under his belt (and
yes, that is indeed "hundreds") you're preaching straight at the choir. ;)
As I recall on Monster speaker wires, they also have a higher strand
count than lamp cord, and about the same overall copper diameter than
16 gauge cord.
For me seeing the different colored wire through the clear HD but
flexible insulation was worth it for the speaker wire. The only
problem they haven't found a fix for is to puppy proof the wiring.
On Thu, 26 May 2016 14:01:54 -0700, DerbyDad03 wrote:
Fifteen or so responses to this thread, and nary a mention of the
subject. Are we using Monster cables to haul up those logs?
I feel for the poor newbie who tries to figure out what the two have in
See my followup.
When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and
carrying a cross.
That perceived value is impossible to determine, even if only one sale
sets the classic definition of market value, except that the market is
constantly in flux due to opinion, false positives, negative negatives,
positive positives, vice versas, verse vice, resulting in what it's
worth today, may not be that tomorrow, subject to seasonal adjustments,
tide tables. climate change, and whatever tomorrow may bring ... to the
extent allowed by law.
Now, see how easy that was ...
Count your blessing, we haven't even gotten to the electrical part of
the thread yet ...
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