Monster XPHP Clear Jacket Advanced Speaker Cable MKII 100 Feet Biggie Spool 30.48 m
- High Performance Compact Speaker Cable
- Monster's Time Correct windings for accurate music reproduction.
- Magnetic Flux Tube construction for maximum bass response and more natural sound.
- LPE dielectric for greater overall clarity.
- Unique round shape and smooth, flexible jacket for easy installation.
MODEL NO. XPHP-100 MKIIHIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPACT SPEAKER CABLEFEATURES MONSTER S TIME CORRECT WINDINGS FOR ACCURATE MUSIC REPRODUCTIONMAGNETIC FLUX TUBE CONSTRUCTION FOR MAXIMUM BASS RESPONSE & MORE NATURAL SOUNDLPE DIELECTRIC FOR GREATER OVERALL CLARITYUNIQUE ROUND SHAPE & SMOOTH FLEXIBLE JACKET FOR EASY INSTALLATIONTERMINATED WITH MONSTER S PATENTED 24K GOLD ANGLED PIN CONNECTORS100-FT BIGGIE SPOOLUPC : 050644448997Shipping Dimensions : 8.00in X 8.00in X 5.00inEstimated Shipping Weight : 5.3563
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It is possible you may find other cables at a much more reduced price, but this one from Monster is very flexible, feels substantial, and it is a pleasure to work with. The only cons I can think of is that I have not been able to find any specs, either at Amazon.com or the manufacturer's website, indicating what gauge this cable is.
Also, it would be nice for some users if there was a note in the packaging indicating that one of the duplex wires is branded to aid in the identification of the polarity (but you have to look very closely to see it, as the color of the ink is low-contrasting), which is a must when correctly installing the speakers to the AV receiver. Overall, I recommend it.
Over all; A+ on this item.
The advertising claims that the cable is "extremely flexible". It is NOT. It is about as stiff as you would expect from a 12 gauge speaker wire, although I'm not sure that this is actually 12 gauge. They don't tell you, and you have to wonder why. Could it be that they are not able to get a very large wire gauge in their efforts to make the cool sounding "Magnetic Flux Tube"? If so, I would like them to explain the physics of why the "Flux Tube" design is more efficient that a lower resistance, large gauge conductor.
And I think that "Time Correct" winding is just marketing blather. The copper conductors which are wound around a central insulator are bare copper. So there is no actual "winding" going on (in the sense that they are creating some kind of an inductor). It simply is creating a tubular shaped conductor.