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    Poll - What brand/type of cables are you using in your carputer?

    Poll - What brand/type of cables are you using in your carputer?

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    Belkin shielded 9-way serial cable, carries audio, audio switching, power switching and keyboard signals from my player unit to my headunit.

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    Rockford-Fosgate, purchased on eBay, 21.00 for all three.
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    all computer cables: the cheapest, and most generic I could find!,,

    Car stereo cables, Monster-Cable and Rockford Fosgate, and a couple generics.
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    Radio Shack RCA cables running from my AUX in to my laptop.

    Generic USB and VGA cables.

    All the cables have ferrite's on them to reduce noise.
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    MONSTER!!! Shielded noise protection RCA 12'

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    Belkin VGA cable, unbranded RCA/USB cables, unbranded squeaker cable


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    Has anyone ever noticed any actual difference in sound quality between a good quality generic cable and a hidiously expensive Monster cable?

    I've read stuff on the net before stating that the the advantages they claim are all bull****.

    Personaly, their claims of "networked phase compensation" seem quite silly.
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    Monster Cables for RCA (RCA for both computer and amp) and Monster Cables for power my 4-gauge to the trunk. And Monster for the fuse holder at the batt, but not sure what brand of distro block and battery mount I am going to go with. For my USB to the dash, I found some 15' powered USB cable ($20 ) and for VGA, 2 ($20ea..) Belkin 10's. I had to buy the VGA/USB locally, because I was rushed with it, so it sucked in price. I also have a cheap ($20) 4-port USB2.0 hub in the dash (Hidden, behind glove box) and a USB->Serial thingy for my IR, but it doesn't seem to be working (OR the IR receiver died, I have to play with it on my computer)

    fluffy2097 - I am not sure if Monster is any better. I love it for my SVid and PS2 SVid and my Component (Isn't that it, the 3-wire for vid?) for TV use, but for Composite (1-wire, yellow?) for my VCR, it looked like ***. Worse then the stock VCR composite. I might have those names (Composite/Component) backwards tho..
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    I've used a combination of Monster, RF, RCA, RadioShack, and no brand cables.

    When I used the really cheap thin RCA cables (3-4ft), I picked up some power wire interference (high pitched whine) in my rear speakers. This was due partly to the tangle of wires I had in the trunk. I used thicker monster cables for the front channel, and didn't notice any interference.

    I also have a pair of old 1/8" to rca cable (brand rca). I found that over time, the thin 1/8" connector goes bad. You have to bend it extreme positions to get both channels working. The monster cables have solid/thick connectors, so it may help prevent this. But the thick connectors have a drawback. I can't fit 2 in a row on my Audigy 2 without extensions.

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