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Re: Recommend cables and where to buy
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2018, 17:32 »
I think he hv slight concept that accessories like cables nowadays are MiC la... Just that when TaoBao is mentioned, one needs to be careful whom he's paying to... Even ahTiong also pawn ahTiongs in TB...

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Re: Recommend cables and where to buy
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2018, 18:08 »
I think he hv slight concept that accessories like cables nowadays are MiC la... Just that when TaoBao is mentioned, one needs to be careful whom he's paying to... Even ahTiong also pawn ahTiongs in TB...

Siao liao I bought my Zidoo X20 Pro from TB flagship store.

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Re: Recommend cables and where to buy
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2018, 22:16 »
Forgot either 7 or 9 or 10 I think. It's a Belden cable. LHS was selling 2 types of HDMI.. he has redmere cables also

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This is the one I got it from Robert - 10m ... looks good but poor quality  :(
Handshake issue.

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Re: Recommend cables and where to buy
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2018, 22:55 »
bought the fiber hdmi from lazada brand called UGREEN for about 70$.

At 15m length, able to get 4:4:4 4k 60hz from my zidoo X9s.

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Re: Recommend cables and where to buy
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2018, 07:03 »
When I did reno years back, I got a roll of Cat6 and a roll of AWG16 speaker cable from SLT level 3. I asked my contractor use my cables to wire up the LAN points & speaker cable runs.


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Re: Recommend cables and where to buy
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2018, 16:07 »
bought the fiber hdmi from lazada brand called UGREEN for about 70$.

At 15m length, able to get 4:4:4 4k 60hz from my zidoo X9s.

I use U-green for their USB cable. It is a good product though...
It is faster transfer-rate speed compared to original cable got it free from WD.

I was advised, better to use active HDMI cable for the length between 6m to 15m coz fiber optic will have two times conversions perhaps if the conversation is not accurate
then it will affect the color... I am not sure whether it is correct information.
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Re: Recommend cables and where to buy
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2018, 17:02 »
To wire up my ceiling speakers, I recently got a 100ft reel 14 gauge cables from Amazon prime now, about $50+, nice quality



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Re: Recommend cables and where to buy
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2018, 05:16 »
This is the one I got it from Robert - 10m ... looks good but poor quality  :(
Handshake issue.


Ok different. The one I got from Robert was all black.




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Re: Recommend cables and where to buy
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2018, 08:17 »
The all black molded end one is Belden factory original.

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Re: Recommend cables and where to buy
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2018, 11:27 »
I use U-green for their USB cable. It is a good product though...
It is faster transfer-rate speed compared to original cable got it free from WD.

I was advised, better to use active HDMI cable for the length between 6m to 15m coz fiber optic will have two times conversions perhaps if the conversation is not accurate
then it will affect the color... I am not sure whether it is correct information.
 ;D

Can anyone else comment on this?
"I was advised, better to use active HDMI cable for the length between 6m to 15m coz fiber optic will have two times conversions perhaps if the conversation is not accurate"

Is this true?
I was thinking to use fiber cos the price of the UGreen is similar to Belden active HDMI.

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Re: Recommend cables and where to buy
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2018, 11:37 »
bought the fiber hdmi from lazada brand called UGREEN for about 70$.

At 15m length, able to get 4:4:4 4k 60hz from my zidoo X9s.

How is the cable so far? Any issues?
I found it on Lazada now $70+.
But I saw that it is from China and I need it quite soon.
How long did it take to come when you bought it?

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Re: Recommend cables and where to buy
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2018, 11:45 »
How is the cable so far? Any issues?
I found it on Lazada now $70+.
But I saw that it is from China and I need it quite soon.
How long did it take to come when you bought it?


So far no issue.

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Re: Recommend cables and where to buy
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2018, 01:46 »
Not sure your Budget and the length you need. But these are some of the items I have/am using and thought were good.

- Speaker cables 16 and 12 AWG
Belden cable at LHS. Good for general system unless you system is really high end.
Audioquest flx-slip 14/4. Good for most usage and ease of installation. Am using this currently.
DMN solid core cable. Clarity with power. Higher end cable that really sound diff. Gives very focused sound. Brought from KEC at good discount rate previously.
Would suggest you try belden(Pure movie) or audioquest(movie/music) first and decide what tweaks you need.

- HDMI cables  - Both normal and active
Recommend to buy from Monoprice. They have certified 4K cables that are ultra slim. Just brought a bunch and all working well. Their active cable has been very reliable so far. If u need only short run, buy their 8k certified cable.

- Ethernet Cat6
Brought from amazon. Cheap and Color coded. Rated Cat7 too.

- Electrical wiring for dedicated electrical line
Get from Robert at LHS. He will recommend the best for your need. Do note some are really stiff.

- Banana plugs (not a cable but related)
Buy at B1 of Sim Lim Square. There’s a shop at the corner where they display the banana plugs in a glass cabinet. Get the simple ones will do. Ard $3 each. Solid built and gold plating lasted. Get the Taiwan made ones.
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Re: Recommend cables and where to buy
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2018, 04:46 »
Not sure your Budget and the length you need. But these are some of the items I have/am using and thought were good.

- Speaker cables 16 and 12 AWG
Belden cable at LHS. Good for general system unless you system is really high end.
Audioquest flx-slip 14/4. Good for most usage and ease of installation. Am using this currently.
DMN solid core cable. Clarity with power. Higher end cable that really sound diff. Gives very focused sound. Brought from KEC at good discount rate previously.
Would suggest you try belden(Pure movie) or audioquest(movie/music) first and decide what tweaks you need.

- HDMI cables  - Both normal and active
Recommend to buy from Monoprice. They have certified 4K cables that are ultra slim. Just brought a bunch and all working well. Their active cable has been very reliable so far. If u need only short run, buy their 8k certified cable.

- Ethernet Cat6
Brought from amazon. Cheap and Color coded. Rated Cat7 too.

- Electrical wiring for dedicated electrical line
Get from Robert at LHS. He will recommend the best for your need. Do note some are really stiff.

- Banana plugs (not a cable but related)
Buy at B1 of Sim Lim Square. There’s a shop at the corner where they display the banana plugs in a glass cabinet. Get the simple ones will do. Ard $3 each. Solid built and gold plating lasted. Get the Taiwan made ones.

Thanks for your recommendations.
I had already gotten Belden speaker cables and the electrical cable from LHS before I saw this.

One question about banana plugs... what benefits do they give besides the convenience when plugging?
I was going to go plugless.

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Re: Recommend cables and where to buy
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2018, 08:41 »
Thanks for your recommendations.
I had already gotten Belden speaker cables and the electrical cable from LHS before I saw this.

One question about banana plugs... what benefits do they give besides the convenience when plugging?
I was going to go plugless.

Banana plug has few prices ranging from $1 up to $15 per piece or even higher.
Have you ever seen corroded banana plug? what will you think if it is connected to your setup?
Best is a direct plug but there is a risk of being shorted to the case, therefore, I use a good banana plug at AVR side then plug directly at speaker side.

(BTW, I also don't like to use a condom, direct 'plug' in is always best, direct contact, hehehehehe... ;D )