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Wait, what do you want to use these speakers for? Gaming? Music? Movies? Do you need to have speakers? or would a really nice pair of headphones be a good alternative?

Also, do you like really heavy bass?
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post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by Munchkinpuncher View Post

You cut off the outer jacket of the wire, and slide it off to expose the copper wires. About a half inch would be good. Then twist the copper wires to make them strait. The banana plugs will have a small screw that you unscrew on the side of it, then insert the end of the speaker wire and screw the screw back down to clamp it in place.
Then slide the plastic jacket back on the plug. There are 3 different types of banana plugs I believe, but they are all pretty simple. There are some tutorials on how to do it on monoprice I believe. If you google it a lot will show up.

Not a big deal if you dont wanna do it yourself, but its easy once you do it and you will have some extra speaker wire.
Woops meant to edit my post not quote myself.
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post #23 of 27
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Wait, what do you want to use these speakers for? Gaming? Music? Movies? Do you need to have speakers? or would a really nice pair of headphones be a good alternative?
Also, do you like really heavy bass?
I already have a modded set of Audio Technica ATH-M50 (velour ear pads + cardas cable), and an unmodified BeyerDynamic DT 990 (600Ohm) which I will get recabled at a later time... I am specifically looking for speakers...
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Not a big deal if you dont wanna do it yourself, but its easy once you do it and you will have some extra speaker wire.
Woops meant to edit my post not quote myself.

I will buy the monoprice speaker cable because I cancelled the ebay purchase... I am wondering though, due the speakers requiring dual input (both postive and negative), will I then be required to use double the cable length in order to provide both polarities, or would the 50ft of cable already have the dual input?
     
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If you want speakers that sound great and are a piece of cake to set up with no additional hardware, just get some M-Audio AV-40s.

If hitting the bass boost feature on them isnt quite enough, you can pick up any powered subwoofer with an internal crossover and hook it right in.
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

If you want speakers that sound great and are a piece of cake to set up with no additional hardware, just get some M-Audio AV-40s.
If hitting the bass boost feature on them isnt quite enough, you can pick up any powered subwoofer with an internal crossover and hook it right in.

I already got 2 sets of these for 4.0 (will add a sub later on).
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/New-5-2-Way-Bookshelf-Speaker-Pair-Compare-at-199?item=350402685120&cmd=ViewItem
     
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post #26 of 27
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Alright, so I bought 100ft of 16 AWG speaker wire from Monoprice + 12 pairs of banana plugs (4 speakers + sub (which I will add later) going to an amp). From the amp I will have a 1.5m gold plated RCA cable going to the 3.5mm jack in my PC. smile.gif Should be an amazing sound system. tongue.gif
     
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post #27 of 27
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I will buy the monoprice speaker cable because I cancelled the ebay purchase... I am wondering though, due the speakers requiring dual input (both postive and negative), will I then be required to use double the cable length in order to provide both polarities, or would the 50ft of cable already have the dual input?

The speaker wire will have an identifier like a blue strip, and the other half was plain. I used the blue strip half as my positive and the plain half as neg.
Edited by Munchkinpuncher - 3/4/12 at 6:03pm
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