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Tyler Bernard

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Who sells pro audio wire?
« on: September 09, 2008, 08:06:01 pm »

I can not for the life of me, on the internet, local hardware stores, or electrical outlet suppliers find a friggin' roll of pro-audio grade speaker wire. I want 200ft of black 14-2 flexible wire and I want it cheap!! If ebay sellers can sell 100'of cable WITH ends (neutric or 1/4") for $50 or less, then they must be buying rolls of the stuff for pennies a foot.

Please help.
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Mac Kerr

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Re: Who sells pro audio wire?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 08:15:32 pm »

Tyler Bernard wrote on Tue, 09 September 2008 20:06

I can not for the life of me, on the internet, local hardware stores, or electrical outlet suppliers find a friggin' roll of pro-audio grade speaker wire. I want 200ft of black 14-2 flexible wire and I want it cheap!! If ebay sellers can sell 100'of cable WITH ends (neutric or 1/4") for $50 or less, then they must be buying rolls of the stuff for pennies a foot.

Please help.

What is this "pro-audio grade" you speak of?

If they are selling lots of cables, they're buy it in large quantity. They get a discount for that.

Mac
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Re: Who sells pro audio wire?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 08:45:29 pm »

Any Horizon dealer (and many others as well) can get you what you want, in any length up to 1000'.

What do you consider "cheap"?

Remember-you get what you pay for.  
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Tyler Bernard

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Re: Who sells pro audio wire?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 10:29:25 pm »

I have found some horizon dealers in my area.

"Cheap" would hopefully be somewhere around  $.20-$.30/foot. Tomorrow I will find out more from the dealer.

Thanks fellas.

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Re: Who sells pro audio wire?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2008, 10:20:57 am »

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Re: Who sells pro audio wire?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2008, 01:18:54 pm »

I too would like to know what you consider "pro grade speaker wire" and where you are going to use it. I don't know if SJ electrical cord meets your specifications.

As far as cheap goes, with SCRAP insulated copper wire like that SJ cord fetching $2 a pound what do you think you are going to pay for new stuff? I guess you haven't noticed that the cost of copper and steel has been going through the roof for quite a while. Probably those people who sell it cheap have had it lying around for a long time or it's not what you think it is.

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Re: Who sells pro audio wire?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2008, 01:39:37 pm »

If you want the best, ProCo Power Plus is probably your best bet. Be prepared to spend big money.

http://www.fullcompass.com/product/310450.html
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Re: Who sells pro audio wire?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2008, 02:54:06 pm »

Can you use "Pro" and "Cheap" to describe the same cable???
Rolling Eyes

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Silas Pradetto

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Re: Who sells pro audio wire?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2008, 04:49:14 pm »

John Birchman, CTS wrote on Wed, 10 September 2008 14:54

Can you use "Pro" and "Cheap" to describe the same cable???
Rolling Eyes

John


Are you replying to me? Because that doesn't make any sense--I gave an example of SJ cord that's fine at a low price and an example of top quality at a top price. Nowhere is there a contradiction.
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Re: Who sells pro audio wire?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2008, 05:09:15 pm »

Sorry, no Silas, to the thread in general, wanting pro-audio grade speaker wire, cheap.

Kind of like Military Intelligence, or Deafening Silence.

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Tyler Bernard

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Re: Who sells pro audio wire?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2008, 09:03:49 pm »

I found Northern Sound&Lights in Mckees Rocks, near downtown PGH.  They are a horizon dealer. They had exactly what I wanted at a fair price.  This is what I meant by "Pro-audio grade"

http://a334.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/106/l_a261113a2e32aae9f872d4b70e8d780d.jpg

14-2 for $.51/foot.
Not having to pay shipping= priceless.
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Re: Who sells pro audio wire?
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2008, 11:27:00 pm »

Tyler Bernard wrote on Wed, 10 September 2008 18:03

I found Northern Sound&Lights in Mckees Rocks, near downtown PGH.  They are a horizon dealer. They had exactly what I wanted at a fair price.  This is what I meant by "Pro-audio grade"

http://a334.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/106/l_a261113a2e32aae9f872d4b70e8d780d.jpg

14-2 for $.51/foot.
Not having to pay shipping= priceless.

So... you don't actually know what you paid for the cable and what you paid for the shipping... cause it's all inclusive... or something like that.

I personally would prefer if the tip is not included in the menu price of the meal.  Simmilarly: I'd prefer to not pay some portion of zone 8 UPS shipping for a product sent to some other customer when I'm UPS zone 3 from the supply house.

Usually, there is no free lunch.
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Re: Who sells pro audio wire?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2008, 11:29:15 pm »

Home Depot sells 150' rolls of 14-2 for $66 dollars, It's not quite as soft a cable but its black, round, and only $.44/foot....you have to buy a whole roll thought. It's rubber coating is slightly thicker too.

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Re: Who sells pro audio wire?
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2008, 12:27:45 am »

Tyler Bernard wrote on Thu, 11 September 2008 20:29

Home Depot sells 150' rolls of 14-2 for $66 dollars, It's not quite as soft a cable but its black, round, and only $.44/foot....you have to buy a whole roll thought. It's rubber coating is slightly thicker too.



So you bought the cable locally?  Only paying sales tax and the cost of commuting to the store in additon to the sticker price?
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Re: Who sells pro audio wire?
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2008, 04:05:33 pm »

Tyler Bernard wrote on Wed, 10 September 2008 21:03

This is what I meant by "Pro-audio grade"

http://a334.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/106/l_a261113a2e32aae9f872d4b70e8d780d.jpg

I'm still not sure what you mean by "Pro-audio grade". Do mean that "Audio Commercial Series" is printed on the jacket of the cable, or is there some attribute of the actual cable that makes it "Pro-audio grade"? With the right sized order, you can get whatever you want printed on the jacket.

Mac
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Re: Who sells pro audio wire?
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2008, 05:05:37 pm »

i just meant black, round, soft, 14-2 wire that lies flat/straight...and even my drunk friends can wrap up neatly at 4am. guess i have my own "grading" system.

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Re: Who sells pro audio wire?
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2008, 05:33:43 pm »

Tyler Bernard wrote on Fri, 12 September 2008 17:05

i just meant black, round, soft, 14-2 wire that lies flat/straight...and even my drunk friends can wrap up neatly at 4am. guess i have my own "grading" system.




now THAT I would pay $5/foot for!

Jason
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