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Old 07-26-2011, 03:31 PM
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Default My 2 cents about Monster audio cable.

so back in may, i bought some of there nicer RCA 4 channel cables, thinking they'll be a little more sturdy and what not than the typical cheaper RCAs.
these were going to be running my highs, so i wanted clean signals, so i went with these guys:
Monster 304 XLN Audio Interconnect MPC I304 4C-4M - Audio cable - Male RCA to M RCA
monster 304 xln.

when i first got them, they sure did have some weight, and seemed pretty well made.
the cable itself felt sturdy, had no problems with it, but the RCA connecters are weird to say the least.
Theyre rather small, and FIT VERY SNUG on your RCA terminals.
i believe they became stretched out on my pioneer deck rcas inputs, and they were extremely easy to fit onto my amp.. hmm..
anyways, about 2 months after having them, 3/4 channels went out. 2 of them werent even being used for ive been waiting on MDF rings to install the rest of the speakers.
Bottom line:
The good:
thick sturdy build quality
will never fall off your RCA jacks from vibration.
can screw on/off the rca jacks them self in you want.
pretty slick with their labeling (FR = front right, RR = rear right, etc.)
also color coats each one differently.
LIFTETIME warranty, theyre going to send me another pair free

The bad:
if theyre fitting too tight onto your rca inputs, you cant pull on the wire, the sleeve etc will start to come out, and the terminal heads are hard to grip on to.
they seem to stretch out after a while.
they grip onto the terminals.
seem pretty short lived already to have a short.

overall, for the 40 some dollars i paid for them at the time, I'd much rather reccomend the Knukonceptz 4 channel rcas that are roughly 24-26 bucks.
the lifetime warranty is nice... but id rather just keep one pair.

even my cheapo walmart pair is still running no probs.
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i HATED my monster rcas...exact same ones but in 2ch...they were aweful...trying to get them off of the rca inputs was a *****
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haha. so there ya go. just letting you know about these RCA cables.
id avoid them. but im glad im getting a new free pair. probably ebay em and get the KNUs!
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they ok but way overrated and expensive
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this is good info. You should put here in the car audio review section so all can enjoy.
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haha. so there ya go. just letting you know about these RCA cables.
id avoid them. but im glad im getting a new free pair. probably ebay em and get the KNUs!
Do some research on Knu's, they are garbage. Lots of Knu nuthuggers in the car audio world but from someone who works in the wire and cable industry, I'd never use Knu's. The build quality is terrible. Get some cheap Schosche's at Wal-Mart and call it a day. If you get some free Monsters just run those. The only way Monsters are a ripoff is if you pay retail...otherwise they are good cables.

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You also have to watch with phasing on the monster cables, on 300 series 4 channel i had a while back had two rcas out of phase.
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I wish this thread would have been here before I bought mine. I haven't hooked them up yet. Have to see how they do
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I just ran the same RCA's (6M - $30) in my truck yesterday. They are definitely HEAVY.


*also a set of 2ch Knu's. Interested to see how they work out.
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Sounds like my Knu Karma Rca's.....things are tighter than a virgin mouses vagina
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