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Klipsch RF 52 II towers and a Yamaha RX-V473.

I only paid $150 a piece for the towers and am very happy with them. Next on the list is a center, then sub, then surrounds.

I'm in the process of replacing an old HTIB as funds allow. I'm using the surrounds and sub from the HTIB and they aren't doing the towers any justice. The center sounded so bad that I removed it and am running a phantom center with great results despite the narrow listening position.

I need to rearrange my bedroom to put some distance between my ears and towers a bit further apart. The Klipsch tweets get a bit harsh when you're only 4 feet away from them. biggrin.gif



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It still needs a burn in time and make sure you're using a quality cable with it. I'd suggest getting a audioquest cable. I have a forest that works really well and its only like 30 bucks.

I don't want to open a can of worms here, but would this Monoprice RCA cable do?

It seems to be hotly debated from what I see on headfi, but the cable is shielded and is what I have laying around.
     
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It still needs a burn in time and make sure you're using a quality cable with it. I'd suggest getting a audioquest cable. I have a forest that works really well and its only like 30 bucks.

I don't want to open a can of worms here, but would this Monoprice RCA cable do?

It seems to be hotly debated from what I see on headfi, but the cable is shielded and is what I have laying around.

That cable is fine.
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I don't want to open a can of worms here, but would this Monoprice RCA cable do?

It seems to be hotly debated from what I see on headfi, but the cable is shielded and is what I have laying around.
A good quality RCA cable like that is fine. I got the one from schiit with my order. I was more speaking about the usb cable to your computer. Get a good quality one. You don't have to spend a fortune. From MY personal experience, I had a $5 cable from amazon, and another one generic one I took from work. I definitely heard an upgrade in sound with a better quality usb cable. But that's just me. To spend another $30 on a forest cable it isn't a big deal for me. I got the carbon because of I got a really good deal on it; I probably wouldn't pay retail for it.
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That cable is fine.

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A good quality RCA cable like that is fine. I got the one from schiit with my order. I was more speaking about the usb cable to your computer. Get a good quality one. You don't have to spend a fortune. From MY personal experience, I had a $5 cable from amazon, and another one generic one I took from work. I definitely heard an upgrade in sound with a better quality usb cable. But that's just me. To spend another $30 on a forest cable it isn't a big deal for me. I got the carbon because of I got a really good deal on it; I probably wouldn't pay retail for it.

Good deal, thanks for the help Simca and draterrojam!
     
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Good deal, thanks for the help Simca and draterrojam!

I use cables from monoprice. wink.gif I had to get the dog off of the picture chair. For some reason she thinks it's her chair.

    
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I've been using monoprice cables for a couple years now and have yet to have a problem. I buy their HDMI cables a handful at a time and use them when setting up TVs for friends and family so they don't get suckered into $50 cables from Best Buy.
 
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New cartridge arrive today for my turntable. I am extremely pleased. Thanks Grado Laboratories. thumb.gif





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I've been using monoprice cables for a couple years now and have yet to have a problem. I buy their HDMI cables a handful at a time and use them when setting up TVs for friends and family so they don't get suckered into $50 cables from Best Buy.

+1

Everything I've purchased from Monoprice has been top notch, the only issue I've had was with a ~25ft Micro USB cable I used with my phone. It stopped charging after about 6 months, but probably because I'd stretch the thing all the way to the kitchen while using my phone.
     
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Got this off a kid who had no clue what he had bought. Thought the sub was broken and didnt know how to make the 5.1 work. sold it to me for $300

60" LG Plasma, Polk Sub, Polk Tower, Polk Center, PS3,

Polk towers Monitor 50 series II, CS1 Series II center, PSW10 Series Sub and Pioneer VSX-821-K 5.1 receiver. smoking deal. he bought them all from newegg in nov 12
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