Cables (That important?)

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Bubbauk, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. Bubbauk

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    Im ordering the folowing equipment for my xmas present and i cant afford any good cables for it YET but will have them abotu 2 months after xmas when i get my tv also, so here is what im getting

    Marantz SR4400B A/V Receiver
    Marantz DV4300B DVD Player
    Tannoy FX5.1 Speakers

    And the folowing tv at the same time i get the cables

    Panasonic TX28PM1C

    Now here is the question, will the cables that this equipment comes with be ok for listening to music untill i get the more expensive scart, phono, digital, subwoofer cables? Or will i notice this system performing crap with usuing the standard cables they come with?

    Any help or opinions apreciated. Thanks.
     
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    The bundled cables(especially Scart's etc)with most gear tend to be of the lowest possible quality,but will obviously work.

    My own advice is not to spend a huge amount on cables unless you have a very expensive system,but to buy some reasonable quality cables in each sector(speakers,interconnects etc),but I certainly wouldn't put more than £200 into it as a total,at this price level.

    All the usual names are worth considering(VdH,Chord,Ixos,QED etc).
     
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    Cheap scart cables can be very nasty. I've seen wires used in place of coax, and braids broken away at terminations.

    Decent quality budget cables exist, however- check out Maplins.
     
  4. Bubbauk

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    Thanks for the replies, i will definatly be spending about £100 on the cables then some more on speaker cables when i get the tv but for the first 2 months of having the system it will just be a cd player and will be used with the cables it came with, im just wondering would i be able to still listen to good quality with the stuff it comes with, considering ive never listening to music through anything in my home or my friends homes that have used quality cables i think it sounds ok.
     
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    I found the biggest benefit was in upgrading the DVD-TV link. After that, it was diminishing returns.
     

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