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Best Stores for well-priced audio cables, equipment, etc. (updated)

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Hello, all. This was originally intended to help me find the best stores (price-vs-quality) for audio cables, connectors, and speakers (generally home audio). It turned out that I got some great responses here (as always on OCN) and also that most of these stores are INCREDIBLE resources for more than just audio equipment! (This includes all kinds of wire, peripherals components, networking, mounting hardware, computer peripherals, electronics and parts.) I have gotten some rep for this thread, and it's been suggested (why to me, I don't know) that this be made a sticky. Thanks again to everyone who has contributed. New posts are always eagerly welcomed!

All I know is the stores are great, and that this thread has become a valuable resource. Get bookmarkin'!

Any more stores of which to speak? Any actual brick-and-mortar stores that can compare to the ones below?
I will update this list with each helpful submission.

So far, I have:-Slink
Edited by Slink - 2/20/09 at 3:29pm
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post #2 of 20
www.monoprice.com is your best friend for any type of cable connectors and more. I use it often when I need cables. I just bought a pair of XLR M/RCA M cables for my new studio monitors.
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post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
Good answer. Really good answer. Thank you. Rep+

Any others?
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post #4 of 20
Monoprice is phenomenal for for just "it works" cables. I order from them 99% of the time. When I want something nicer, I either build it DIY from PartsExpress (but will buy bulk wire from Markertek) or use BlueJeansCable. BlueJeans is pretty commonly recommended as a nice first step into "high-end" cables.
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post #5 of 20
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Yes! YES!! I think this should do nicely!

Thanks to you both! ...first post edited.
-Slink
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post #6 of 20
http://www.audiogear.com/

great prices for DIY recables, and such great quality parts too
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post #7 of 20
Do I see a sticky +reps if it becomes a sticky
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post #8 of 20
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Tight. Thanks much.
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post #9 of 20
Crutchfield has a lot of high quality audio/video components. I get their catalog a few times a year. It's worth checking out.
    
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post #10 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by skatingrocker17 View Post
Crutchfield has a lot of high quality audio/video components. I get their catalog a few times a year. It's worth checking out.
Yes they do, but aren't they generally closer to list? I suppose that would be a good place to get speakers, but what about the prices?
-Slink
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Asus LCD 1680*1050 Microsoft Natural 4000 Antec Truepower 2.0 480w blue Coolermaster Centurion 5 (blk/slvr+windw) 
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus LCD 1680*1050 Microsoft Natural 4000 Antec Truepower 2.0 480w blue Coolermaster Centurion 5 (blk/slvr+windw) 
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